Woman sexually assaulted in Walmart parking lot

Visalia police respond to a sexual assault in Walmart parking lot at Houston and Demaree

The Sun-Gazette

VISALIA – While picking up gifts this holiday season, shoppers should be aware of their surroundings. Predators can sneak up on you and jump out at any time, including in broad daylight.

At approximately 4:12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, Visalia patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Houston and Demaree regarding an attempted sexual assault. When officers arrived the adult female victim said she was in the parking lot of Walmart at that location when she was approached on foot by a white male adult wearing a black beanie cap and a gray hoodie. 

The suspect asked the victim for help regarding his vehicle, and when the victim began placing something in her vehicle, the suspect grabbed her from behind, pulled her pants down, and choked her. The victim began screaming and the suspect left the area in a beige colored, two door, stock looking truck. The victim was not injured. 

The suspect has not been identified at this time and the case has been forwarded to our violent crimes unit for further investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to call the Visalia PD Anonymous Crime Hotline at 559-713-4738.

Visalia Police Logs

Thursday, Dec. 5

At approximately 1:45 a.m. the Visalia Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of Park and Elowin. A subsequent investigation revealed that an unknown suspect had fired a number of rounds into an unoccupied vehicle and residence located in the 1300 block of N. Park. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. The investigation into this matter is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Visalia Police Department. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at (559) 713-4738.

At approximately 2:22 p.m. an officer with the Visalia Police Department observed a vehicle driving reckless in the area of Houston and Dinuba in the City of Visalia. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, which failed to yield, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. Following a short pursuit the suspect voluntarily stopped his vehicle in the area of Harold and Conyer where he was taken into custody without incident. In addition to the charges related to the vehicle pursuit the driver was also arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. The suspect in this case is identified as Aipa See, 24, of Visalia. He was subsequently booked into the Tulare County Adult Pretrial Facility. 

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