UPDATE: Police: Woman Stalked on Tredyffrin Trail

Police are recommending people take extra safety precautions.

UPDATE: Tredyffrin Township Police made contact with a man fitting the biker's description Monday, and do not believe he has any connection to the May incident. No charges have been filed, but police say the investigation is ongoing. Tredyffrin Township Police urge anyone with information about the May assault attempt to contact police.

ORIGINAL STORY: A woman walking Monday morning on a trail in Tredyffrin Township was stalked by a man on a mountain bike, Tredyffrin Township Police said.

The woman was walking her dogs on a trail near the Treyburn development off of Old Eagle School Road in Wayne, police said, when a man on a mountain bike approached her from behind.

When the woman left the trail, the man followed her. The woman was able to get away, police said, and no assault occurred.

The man is described as in his 30s, about 5-foot-10, with a dark complexion and wide face. He has short, black hair and was clean-shaven. He wore a grey baseball cap, a black T-shirt, dark jeans and older white sneakers. He rode a grey mountain bike.

Tredyffrin Police continue to investigate an attempted assault the occurred on the same trail May 12.

“We will diligently follow up on each and every lead in this case," said Anthony Giaimo, Superintendent of Police. "I urge all residents to report any and all suspicious activity and remember to think of your safety first when on the trail. We recommend residents to travel in pairs and to keep their cell phones with them.”

In the May case, a woman jogging on the trail encountered a man sitting on a curb who asked for her help. When she neared him, he grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

The man attempted to sexually assault the jogger, but she was able to escape and call police. Tredyffrin Township Police responded with K-9 units, but were unable to locate the man.

The Tredyffrin Township Police Department is urging anyone with information to contact the Tredyffrin Township Detective Division, Det. Michael Carsello at mcarsello@tredyffrin.org or 610-408-3670, or Det. James Konieczny at jkonieczny@tredyffrin.org or 610-408-3647.

Diantha Judson June 14, 2014 at 11:08 PM
Thank goodness we are able to have the right to carry in Pennsylvania! How dare men think they can abuse women at will, psychologically or physically. Whether a woman carries pepper spray, a taser or a gun doesn't matter as much as the "potential" that a deviant thinks he may be met by one! My daughter loved being able to use the trail up until the last incident. What a freaking waste of taxpayer money. We have to turn the fear around....perpetrators beware! Another thought- maybe we could have the drones fly over a few times a day?


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