San Marcos police are investigating a violent attack on a young woman at the Aspen Heights apartment complex on Telluride Street that occurred Wednesday morning around 1 a.m. outside one of the apartments. There is no suspect description at this time.
“There have been no other reports of this type of assault occurring, but there have been other delayed reports by residents in multiple apartment complexes waking in the middle of the night to find a stranger in their apartment,” said Cmdr. Penny Dunn, who leads the Criminal Investigations division. “Those cases involve the theft of property from the residence. This attack occurred outside of an apartment while the victim was walking from her car to a residence.”
The victim received non-life-threatening injuries. She was treated and released by a Central Texas hospital.
Police are asking the public to be aware of their surroundings and to immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the San Marcos Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 512-753-2300 or the non-emergency number 512-753-2108.
Residents should not hesitate in reporting crime or suspicious activity to the police department. Even if the crime appears to be minor, the opportunity for continued criminal offenses is increased when law enforcement is unaware of the activities occurring.
For more information about crime prevention, contact the police department’s Crime Prevention unit at 512-754-2270.