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State Police, Waltham Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Riverwalk Assault



The Massachusetts State Police and Waltham Police continue to investigate an assault that took place along the Riverwalk on the night of Sunday, July 30, 2023.


Today State Police and Waltham Police are releasing a police artist’s sketch of the assailant in the hope that a member of the public may recognize the suspect and contact us.


The assailant is believed to be a Hispanic male, approximately in his late 20s or his 30s, and approximately 5’7”. He was wearing a baseball cap at the time of the assault.


The assault occurred in the area of Newton and Farwell Streets at approximately 8:45 PM on Sunday, July 30. The female victim, a young adult, heard footsteps behind her and then was grabbed from behind by the suspect, who tried to put his hand over her mouth.


The victim was able to scream and struggled to get free. The assailant then let go of her and ran off. The woman turned and saw the assailant fleeing. Units from Waltham Police and State Police responded and searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect.


Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information about the assault is urged to call Massachusetts State Police Troop H Detectives  at 617-740-7544, the Waltham Police Department at 781-314-3600, or simply call 911.


We urge the public to be of their surroundings and the presence of other people around them when walking in any public space. People should carry a cell phone, don’t wear headphones, and may also consider carrying pepper spray. If you see anything our anyone suspicious call 911immediately. If you are assaulted, if at all possible scream, make noise, and fight back.


We thank the Lincoln Police Department for their assistance in creating the sketch. 


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