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Sandy police question authenticity of assault report

Police report injuries are inconsistent with those received during an attack


by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SANDY POLICE DEPARTMENT - A 15-year-old girl was allegedly attacked while riding this bicycle late Saturday night, June 29. Police are hoping someone heard the attack, and would like to talk with any witness.A 15-year-old girl from Sandy reported to police that three men assaulted her while she was riding her bicycle Saturday night just after 11 p.m. The men left the scene with the bike, she told police.

The girl was taken to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of cuts to her face and multiple broken bones. Police have not received a report on her condition, and her name has not been released because she is a minor and a victim.

Police have not located the alleged crime scene because the girl has been under doctors’ care and she has not been questioned, but officers say they do not believe the public is now in danger — even though they do not have any suspects. And on Wednesday morning, police reported the injuries are inconsistent with those received during an attack.

The stolen bike was located about 13 hours after the alleged attack, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, near Cascadia Village Drive and Bornstedt Road. There was damage to the front wheel, but there was no blood found at that location or on the bicycle, so police are not thinking that is the alleged crime scene.

A woman who lives in that area said she saw someone on a bicycle and heard a crash at about the time of the reported incident, but no description was given because of the darkness Saturday night. She reported not seeing anyone else in the area at that time.

Officers combed that area, but were unable to find the crime scene or any suspects. Sandy police do not believe there is a danger to the public at this time, said a spokesperson for the Sandy Police Department.

Officers are taking the report seriously because it is an alleged crime against a person. Officers are still investigating the reported assault.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Sandy Police Department tip line at 503-489-2195. Refer to case No. 13-0826.