Police release sketch of groping suspect reported near Mount Si High School last week

UPDATE | MARCH 22, 2018, 3PM

The Snoqualmie Police Department released more information about a groping incident reported on Friday, March 16, 2018 around  1:30PM about a block from Mount Si High School.

Snoqualmie officers responded to the incident reported near Meadowbrook Way SE and SE Park Street in downtown Snoqualmie. The victim described the suspect as an Asian male possibly around 30 years of age with darker skin, 5’11”-6’00” tall, average build, hair spiked up in the front, wearing a grey t-shirt and dark-colored pants.

The suspect was reportedly walking on the sidewalk when he reached out and groped the juvenile victim as she walked past him. The location of this incident is less than one block from Mt. Si High School.

Police are asking that anyone who can identify the subject or provide additional information, please contact Officer Scott Bruton (425)888-3333 or sbruton@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.  See sketch below.

ORIGINAL STORY

Friday afternoon, March 16, 2018, Snoqualmie Police officers responded to a report of a possible assault on a 16-year old female in the area of Park Street and Meadowbrook Way.

According to Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps, the three schools in the area – which include Mount Si High School main and Freshman campuses and Snoqualmie Elementary – were locked down while officers, including a K-9 unit, searched the area for the suspect.

SVSD schools have early release on Fridays and so what students and teachers were still on campus followed a shelter in place procedure.

Officers were unable to locate the male suspect that fled.

The female involved in the incident was not injured. Via email Chief Phipps said the lockdown/shelter in place was lifted around 2PM.

The suspect is described as an adult male wearing a gray t-shirt and black pants.

SPD stated via social media that officers were pursuing all leads.

According to a source familiar with the case, the female involved may have had her breasts grabbed.

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