Police extra vigilant after reported sexual assault in Snowmass

Jill Beathard
The Aspen Times

While Snowmass Village police officers don’t believe there is a threat to the general public, they are urging caution on the part of residents and are being extra vigilant after a reported sexual assault early Wednesday morning.

The Police Department is continuing to gather information from the victim and develop a suspect profile, said Police Chief Brian Olson. At this point, they don’t know for certain whether the assailant was a stranger or a person known to the victim, who was allegedly raped after being attacked from behind while walking home from a friend’s house near the Mountain View apartment complex.

While Olson doesn’t believe the suspect is a threat to other women, he said Snowmass officers will be paying extra attention on their shifts this weekend. Olson encouraged residents, especially women, to walk home in groups or get rides if they’re out late, adding that officers will often give people a safe ride home.

Police are asking anyone who might have been in the area early Wednesday morning and seen anyone suspicious to call them at 970-923-5330.


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