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Police arrest Santa Ana man in strangulation, attempted sex assault of teen

NewsPolice arrest Santa Ana man in strangulation, attempted sex assault of teen

The Santa Ana Police Division has arrested a 23-year-old Santa Ana man police consider was the one who strangled and tried to sexually assault a lady earlier than a passerby stepped in to assist. Now they’re asking anybody with details about doable different victims to come back ahead.

Eric Yiovani Oliveros-Chavez obtained off a OCTA bus simply after midnight Thursday and allegedly attacked a fellow passenger, a 19-year-old lady, as she walked dwelling, police stated in a information launch.

Detectives surveilled the bus to see if the alleged attacker would seem once more, and Oliveros-Chavez was noticed on the bus sporting the identical black Raiders hat on Friday, police stated.

When he exited within the 600 block of South Harbor Boulevard, he was arrested, and detectives “obtained extra proof that recognized Oliveros-Chavez because the suspect on this case,” the discharge said.

“It’s via our detectives’ diligent, persistent and conventional investigative efforts that this suspect was apprehended inside 48 hours of this violent crime. We stay steadfast in our core mission of responding to incidents that threaten the protection of the group we serve,” Chief David Valentin stated within the launch.

Oliveros-Chavez was booked within the Orange County Jail on expenses of tried homicide, kidnapping and assault with the intent to commit a intercourse act. He’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Authorities stated there could possibly be different victims, and anybody with info is requested to name Detective A. Miller at 714-245-8363 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

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