Las Cruces Police Search For Assault Suspect

Feb 18, 2014

  Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 for information that helps identify the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 46-year-old woman last week at her home.

Police learned that shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, the woman returned to her home on the 700 block of Frank Maes Avenue after taking her children to school. The woman told police that she fell asleep in her bedroom and, soon after, awoke to the sound of her dogs barking.

The woman told police that as she woke up, she saw that a masked man was standing over her.

Detectives believe the masked man struck the woman, knocking her unconscious. When the woman regained consciousness at around 10 a.m., she realized that she had been sexually assaulted.

The woman described the suspect as either white or Hispanic with a medium build. He was believed to be wearing a black ski mask and possibly a blue shirt.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to contact Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.