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June 18, 2014
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Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Aspen police investigate assault reports

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a sexual assault Tuesday night on a bike path leading to the Marolt housing complex.

Emergency dispatchers received the report at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. The call initially was dispatched to officers from the Aspen Police Department.

“However, during their initial investigation it was determined that the attack occurred outside of their jurisdiction within the jurisdiction of the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office,” the Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

The assault occurred on the bike path leading from South Seventh Street toward the Marolt complex, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The female victim reported that the assailant was a male, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9, and was unknown to her. He was wearing a backward baseball hat and a bright-colored, long-sleeved shirt with two lines running down the sleeves, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any possible information about the attack. Investigators can be reached by calling 970-920-5300.

Meanwhile, the Aspen Police Department is continuing to investigate a sexual assault that allegedly occurred late Friday morning on a baseball field outside the Aspen Recreation Center.

The incident was isolated and specific to two minors, who had some level of relationship, the Aspen Police Department reported Wednesday.

There are no public safety concerns related to the case “and no further information will be released at this time,” police said.


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