SAN MATEO – Belasar Quinn, a 31-year-old San Mateo resident, was arrested in his home for sexual battery. The incident took place on June 5 at approximately 8:56 a.m.
The victim, a woman in her 40s, had been standing next to the driver’s door of her car parked on Kipling Street. As she was retrieving her keys, said Det. Sergeant Brian Philip, a male suspect drove up and reached out of the car window with his hand and grabbed her buttocks. He then drove off. The victim was otherwise not injured.
The victim called to a nearby passerby who wrote down the description of the car – later confirmed to be a green 1996 Toyota Corolla – and the car’s license plate number. The victim immediately went to the police station and reported the incident.
Investigation by the PAPD detectives led them to conclude that the registered owner of the car with the license plate number that had been reported matched the physical description that the victim had given of the perpetrator. They tracked down the owner of the car to his address in San Mateo and arrested Quinn.
After submitting a warrant for his arrest on June 6, Quinn was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on one charge of misdemeanor sexual battery on June 7.
Quinn is currently not believed to be connected to the sexual assault that occurred at the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve on June 2, said Det. Philip, nor to any other assaults in Palo Alto.