North Park Sexual Assaults Suspect Caught
A man has been arrested in connection with the North Park sexual assaults. David Angelo Drake was taken into custody by the San Diego Police Department Monday night.
Drake was detained by SDPD detectives at an intersection in Hillcrest around 7:15 Monday night. He is being charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon and intent to commit a sexual assault. His charges also include two counts of sexual assault with a foreign object and five counts of battery.
Drake was booked into the San Diego Central Jail at 2:00 am Tuesday morning. His felony arraignment is set for Thursday, 9/11/14 at 1:30 pm in the downtown San Diego courthouse.
List of Charges and Bail Amounts
|245(A)(4) PC||ASSAULT W/FORCE: GBI LIKELY||$30,000||x 6|
|220(A) PC||ASSAULT W/INTENT TO CMT FEL||$50,000||x 6|
|243(D) PC||BATT W/SERIOUS BODILY INJ||$35,000||x 5|
|289(A)(1)(A) PC||SEX FOREIGN OBJECT/FORCE||$100,000||x 2|
North Park Residents Relieved
The attacks have been going on since mid June. In that time, six women have been assaulted. Most were attacked from behind having been punched and knocked out. According to one North Park resident, Hannah M., she is very relieved that the SDPD have caught someone in connection with these crimes. “I was afraid to go out by myself at night. North Park is such a great area with so many venues within walking distance. It’s nice to know I can walk to my favorite restaurants again without having to look over my shoulder every two seconds.”
Hopefully the San Diego police department has caught their man and there will be no more North Park sexual assaults.