Sacto 9-1-1
April 2, 2013
Police seek to ID man suspected of stalking North Natomas woman

stalker sketch.jpgSacramento police seek the public's help in identifying a man who followed a woman home from a walk and prowled around her North Natomas residence.

Police said the incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. March 22. The woman was on a walk near Duckhorn and Saintsbury drives when she encountered a man walking in the opposite direction. As she continued on her walk, she sensed someone following her and turned around to find the man behind her.

The woman told police that she walked across the street and looked at the man. He reportedly stared at her for several seconds and then started running. The woman then ran home.

About 10 minutes later, the woman heard someone repeatedly ringing her doorbell. This was followed by excessive knocking on the front door.

The woman checked the peep hole and saw the man she had encountered on her walk standing outside her door.

The woman told police that she locked herself in her room and called 911. She heard the man open the side gate to her home. When she went downstairs and turned on the back porch light, she saw him standing outside in the back patio area.

The woman's brother-in-law arrived, and the suspect ran off.

The suspect was described as a black or Hispanic man, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds, with an athletic build. He reportedly had a crew-cut-style haircut, and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black basketball shorts with a single horizontal white stripe on the bottom of the shorts.

A police sketch artist worked with the woman to create a composite drawing (above) of the suspect.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the man's identity to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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