On March 6th, Roseville Police detectives arrested a man suspected of committing an assault on a female jogger back in February, according to the Roseville Police Department. On February 25th, a woman jogging on a bike trail near the Highland Reserve neighborhood in Roseville reported she was knocked to the ground from behind by a man she did to know. The victim was able to fight the suspect off, and he ran away in the direction of Washington Boulevard.
Roseville Police, along with officers from Sacramento’s K-9 Unit and a California Highway Patrol helicopter, conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect at that time. After conducting an extensive investigation, Roseville Police detectives arrested Kenneth Eugene Redick, age 23, at his Oak Hollow apartment in northeast Sacramento, in the Foothill Farms area. He reported his occupation as paper boy. He was taken to Placer County Jail where he was booked on false imprisonment and suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape. Bail was set at $100,000.
Roseville Police credit the victim for immediately reporting the assault, which aided in the investigation. It is unclear whether the suspect has been involved in any similar incidents in the past. Roseville police are asking anyone who may have been a victim of a similar assault in Roseville to contact the dispatch center at 916-774-5000 Ext 1. If the assault took place outside of the Roseville area, police ask you please contact your local law enforcement agency.