Roseville student grabbed on walk to school

Suspicious incident reported at Roseville High School Tuesday
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An intermediate school student reported being grabbed by an unknown male when she was on a walking trail near Eich Intermediate School Thursday morning, according to a Roseville Police Department news release. The student reported that at about 8:45 a.m., she was walking to school on a dirt trail that runs along Linda Creek in the open space between Rocky Ridge Drive and the campus on Sierra Gardens Drive. As she was walking, an unknown male came up from behind her, put his arm across her throat in a choke hold, then released her and ran away, according to the news release. The student ran to school and reported the incident to school authorities. The student had some bruising on her neck, but didn’t report any other injuries from the encounter, according to police. The suspect was described as a white male adult wearing a black visor, black shirt and black shorts with white stripes. The student saw him jogging on the trail just before the attack. Roseville officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect or any witnesses to the incident. Anyone who may have seen a man matching the suspect’s description in the open space area, or who has any other information about this incident is asked to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-7867. Roseville High School also is on high alert after a suspicious incident occurred at that school Tuesday. According to an announcement made to students by Steve Williams, director of pupil personnel services for the Roseville Joint Union High School District, at about 2:45 p.m. a parent arrived at the school to pick up her daughter who had missed the bus. The parent observed a beige minivan with a black stripe and tinted windows near the entrance of the Roseville Cemetery on Berry Street. The minivan drove up in front of her daughter very quickly, opened a side door and one of the male occupants got out of the vehicle, according to the report. He was described as a Hispanic male, 6 foot tall and in his late 20s. The student was not confronted by any of the individuals in the vehicle, Williams said. The Roseville Police Department has been notified of the incident. The police along with school administration will provide a more visible presence around the campus and in the neighborhood before and after school, Williams said. ~ Sena Christian