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January 19th, 2012
Police seek ‘armed and dangerous’ assailant

Steve Cantaloupi, also known as Steven Medina


Authorities are seeking a man accused of assaulting a female Texas State student on the university’s campus in San Marcos.

The suspect, 28-year-old Steve Cantaloupi, has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping. Police said he assaulted his ex-girlfriend on Tuesday at Comanche Hills Apartments.

Cantaloupi is not a Texas State student, faculty member or employee and has no relation to the school, according to a “timely warning” email the Texas State University News Service sent to faculty, staff, and students at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Cantaloupi is six feet one inch tall, white, has brown hair, hazel eyes, and weighs 160 pounds. Cantaloupi may use the alias “Steven Medina.” The last vehicle he was known to be driving is a red 2008 Honda Fit (a four-door hatchback) with Texas License Plate number CP5M788.

Police say Cantaloupi should be considered armed and dangerous. He is known to own a shotgun and recently acquired ammunition from a Wal-Mart in the Cedar Park area, according to police.

Police ask anyone with information about Cantaloupi’s whereabouts to contact the University Police Department at (512) 245-2805, or the Crime Stoppers of Texas State at (512) 245-8341 or

Those whose submitted information to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest and indictment will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Those who call Crime Stoppers are given a code number used for payment of the reward. Their identity is never revealed and they have no further involvement in the case.

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