Three attempted sexual assaults have been reported at or near Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda since early August.

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Suspect Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Attempts At Alameda Park

Carrie Hodousek
September 05, 2018 - 10:17 am

Update: Alameda police officers arrested a suspect on Wednesday that they believe was responsible for the string of attempted sexual assaults at Crown Memorial State Beach. 

"We have probable cause to believe today’s arrest of an individual, made by the Alameda Police Department, is the same individual that assaulted two females and propositioned others within Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda over the last week," said East Bay Regional Park District Police Capt. Alan Love in a statement. 

The park police did not idenitfy the suspect

The original article is below.

Police are investigating a string of attempted sexual assaults at a popular Alameda park. 

There have been three complaints filed with police about attempted assaults since early August at or near Robert Crown Memorial State Beach on the island's southern shore, according to the East Bay Regional Park District police.

The most recent incidents occured September 1 and 4, the park police said in a press release. The first happened on August 6 "in the vicinity of the park," and has been investigated by the Alameda Police Department. 

Police said that witnesses from each incident gave a similar description of the alleged attacker. The suspect is described by police as an African-American man about 20-25 years old with short, curly hair and stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the park police's tip line at (510) 690-6549.