News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
A family handyman was arrested nearly a week after a pre-dawn break-in, when he attempted to sexually assault their teenaged daughter and then fled.
At around 4:00 a.m. on April 28th, officers from the San Jacinto Police Department responded to an attempted sexual assault at a residence on the 1800 block of Estero Court in San Jacinto.
Upon arrival, officers learned that a man broke into the residence and attempted to sexually assault a 16-year-old girl.
The suspect fled the residence when the girl resisted. The victim recognized the suspect as a handyman known only by his first name of “Juan,” who previously made repairs to the family’s home.
Evidence collected at the scene led investigators to Juan Pablo Gonzalez (pictured right), 30, of San Jacinto.
On May 4th, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect. Later that night, the San Jacinto Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team arrived at the suspect’s residence on the 300 block of South State Street in San Jacinto to serve the warrant.
During their search, officers found Gonzalez hiding in a space beneath the flooring of a bedroom. Gonzalez resisted being taken into custody and fought with the officers. He was taken into custody following a tazer deployment and treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. He is currently held at the Larry Smith Correctional Facility in Banning with a bail amount of $1,000,000.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Burden at 951-791-3400.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
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