Police log: Suspect in sexual assault near 9th St. sought

May. 27, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Police looking for suspect in sexual assault
DURHAM - The Durham Police Department is looking for a male suspect in a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday in an alley between Ninth and Iredell streets.
Police say a female was walking in the alley about 12:30 a.m. when she was grabbed by the suspect. The suspect pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The suspect was armed with a knife. 
The suspect is described as male with a medium-brown complexion, an athletic build and close cut hair. He was in his late teens or mid-20s. He is believed to be between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator A. Bongarten at (919) 560-4440, extension 29349, or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

16 deaths on NC roads over holiday
North Carolina roadways saw 16 deaths over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The State Highway Patrol reports the collisions occurred between 6 p.m. May 23 and midnight May 26. Numbers for Monday have yet to be announced, but the preliminary numbers show an increase of two deaths from last year.
Of those 16, one occurred in Durham County on U.S. Highway 70, just west of Fletcher Chapel Road.
Last year over the holiday weekend there were 14 fatalities and 479 collisions that resulted in injuries.

Police: Holloway homicide not random
No charges have been filed in the weekend shooting on Holloway Street that left one man dead. The investigation is still ongoing into the death of Juan Carlos Ruiz, 27, of Durham.
Ruiz was found dead at the scene Sunday from an apparent gunshot wound. There were three other passengers in the car.
The other passengers sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital. They have since been released from the hospital. Their injuries were caused by the crash.
Investigators believe that the shooting was not a random incident.

Lauren Horsch is the police reporter for The Herald-Sun. She can be reached at 919-419-6646, or by email at lhorsch@heraldsun.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @LaurenHorsch.