Hawthorne Man Arrested For Sexual Assault

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Long Beach Police arrested a male suspect in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in the area of Falcon Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard, and charges have been filed.

On September 7, 2014, around 5:00 a.m., an adult female victim reported that an intruder entered her residence through an open window and sexually assaulted her. Officers and detectives immediately initiated an investigation and worked together to identify the suspect.

On September 10, 2014, detectives located and arrested 28-year-old Detrick Paul Richmond of Hawthorne, at a residence in the City of Hawthorne.

LBPD Sexual Assault Investigation Detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for filing consideration. The District Attorney’s Office filed 10 counts of sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary related charges. Richmond is currently being held on $5,000,000 bail in Long Beach City Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Long Beach Detective Luis Galvan at (562) 570-6407. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to encourage community members to practice the following safety tips:

  • Keep your doors locked and windows secure at all times, even in warmer weather
  • Meet your neighbors, this makes it easier to recognize a person that doesn’t belong, and neighbors that communicate are more likely to look out for one another
  • Report loiterers – loitering is often a precursor activity for burglars, enabling them to case the area
  • Immediately report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1, and provide a description of any subjects or vehicles

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