Police: ‘Good Samaritan’ could help solve sexual assault case

Las Vegas police say a “good Samaritan” who helped a woman after she was sexually assaulted early Saturday may also have information that could lead them to the attacker, but they first have to find the good Samaritan.

“It is believed this man has vital information which may help solve this case,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Saturday.

“I would like to think that anyone who saw someone needing assistance would do what this individual did and come to this person’s aid,” said police spokesman Sgt. Bill Cassell. “This person did so, and we certainly would like to talk to him.”

The good Samaritan may have information on the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle that could help police locate the guilty party, Cassell said.

According to police, a woman was dragged into a dark-colored sport utility vehicle around 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Wyoming Avenue, which is between Oakey Boulevard and Charleston Boulevard. After assaulting her, the man pushed her out of the car and into the neighborhood.

That’s when the good Samaritan helped out by driving her to an area where security officers and medical personnel were already handling another call, Cassell said.

“(The good Samaritan) left the area after he dropped her off,” he said.

The victim described her attacker as a 30- to 35-year-old Hispanic man who is about 6 feet tall and has short dark hair and a mustache.

Anyone with information about the crime should call the police department’s sexual assault detail at 828-2800 or Crime Stoppers, which can be reached at www.crimestoppersofnv. com or 385-5555.

Contact Alan Choate at 229-6435 or

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