Police and Metro seek public’s help in identifying suspect after assault on Metro Red Line

LASD and Metro are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in connection with a sexual assault on the Metro Red Line.


Anyone with information concerning the suspect pictured above can call Transit LASD at (888) 950-7233. If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Metro encourages everyone to report sexual harassment and any crime to the Sheriff’s hotline at 1.888.950.SAFE (7233) or call 911. Additionally, passengers can inform a bus operator, who can summon help. On a Metro Rail train, passengers can use the Emergency Call intercom located in the rail car. You can also report incidents via the LA Metro Transit Watch app, which is available for free download at the App Store and Google Play.

I know one of the hardest things to do when you encounter or are a victim of crime, is to report it. But reporting the crime helps the authorities identify, arrest and remove assaulters and harassers from the system. We truly appreciate those who takes a stand against these types of behavior because everyone deserves a safe ride.

Metro also works in partnership with Peace Over Violence to provide non-law enforcement support for victims.

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4 replies

  1. Seriously though, law enforcement is out there during the day ticketing people who evade the fare but with the exception of the Downtown Santa Monica and occasionally Union Station, I NEVER see law enforcement around after 7:30pm, you know when we need them the most. Also, who checks fare evasion after that?? Because I’m pretty that people by now obviously know that there is no fare checks at night, then it’s obvious that evasion may spike up at night.

  2. I ride the red line at night and I have never seen any sheriff officers patrolling these stations, some people are in these stations just looking for a place to sleep. others seem to be there only looking for trouble, maybe because they know that there’s no security at night.

    • Riding the Red/Purple lines anywhere other than downtown LA, one of the first things you learn is that you are on your own. It’s sad that there was no one there to help or wanted to help the victim at that time.