Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

TPD Investigate Report of Man Who Attempted to Grab Female

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

TPD Investigate Report of Man Who Attempted to Grab Female

Article excerpt

Topeka police were called just before dawn Tuesday to a location in the west-central part of the city after someone called in a report of women being approached by a man who was in the area.

The caller, who didn't provide identification and didn't stick around to speak with officers, told dispatchers a man wearing a white T-shirt and shorts had been approaching women as they went past him on foot about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday near S.W. 21st and Randolph.

In at least one case, the caller said, the man attempted to grab a female jogger.

Responding officers searched for the man who was reported to have been approaching the females but weren't able to find him, police Lt. Chris Heaven said.

The report of Tuesday morning was similar to one that occurred about eight months ago in a nearby part of the city. …

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