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12 April 2004: Suspect at Large for Sexual Assault in Parkwood

Posted by Christina on February 28, 2009

This was one of two pieces I had published within the same week. This was the first News piece I did where I had to directly contact sources outside of UCI. Needless to say, it was an interesting case.

New University Newspaper: Suspect at Large for Sexual Assault in Parkwood

Suspect at Large for Sexual Assault in Parkwood
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 37, Issue 23 | Apr 12 2004

Approaching women throughout the day, 27-year-old Alvaro Flores has been suspected of approaching women from behind, knocking them down and removing their underwear by force.

He has struck most recently at the Parkwood Apartment Complex in the University and Michelson area on March 25 at approximately 5:45 p.m. The assailant then fled the area on foot and has not yet been located. The victim was not injured in this case.

Parkwood Apartments manager Jennifer Heiger had no comment about what happened. As far as what steps the complex has taken for added security, Heiger only added that she believes that whatever information they release will be counterproductive to the current situation.

‘All the patrol officers that patrol that area are aware that the most recent incident occurred in that apartment complex,’ said Lieutenant Mike Hamel, part of the Criminal Investigation Division at the Irvine Police Station. ‘They are being diligent in ensuring Parkwood apartments are patrolled and they keep their eyes out for anybody suspicious.’

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