Sacto 9-1-1
May 28, 2013
UPDATE: Suspect identified in American River Parkway attempted sexual assault

BEARSHIELD,+DAKOTA-19.jpgA man suspected of attempted sexual assault on a woman along the American River Parkway this morning has been identified as 19-year-old Dakota Cheyenne Bearshield (pictured).

Police said the 9:45 a.m. Tuesday attempted sexual assault took place near the bike trail at H Street. The woman told citizens in the area about the incident and police were summoned.

Police set up a perimeter and sent out a "reverse 911" to area residents, telephoning neighbors about the suspect in hope that the community could help find the attacker.

Police said that tips phoned in as a result of the reverse 911 were instrumental in finding the suspect near Roselake Avenue and Bell Street. Officers took him into custody in the 2200 block of Roselake Avenue.

"We feel that the person responsible for the attempt sexual assault has been taken into custody," said Officer Doug Morse.

Police said the victim was not injured.

Bearshield was arrested on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape and with resisting or obstructing a peace officer. He was booked into Sacramento County Jail, where he being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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