Person of Interest in Custody in Connection With O.C. Attacks: Police

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A person of interest was in custody Saturday in connection with a series of attacks that happened at different locations hours apart in Garden Grove and Anaheim, authorities said.


Sketch released of man sought in 3 separate attacks in Garden Grove on Jan. 16, 2014. (Credit: Garden Grove Police)

Police made the arrest around 7:30 p.m. in the 6100 block of Robin Way in Buena Park, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department.

Investigators were trying to determine if the person in custody may have committed a series of assaults that were reported Thursday in a span of less than five hours.

The first incident happened around 5:30 p.m. that evening when a woman told police she had been hit multiple times by a man while walking along the 11300 block of Euclid Avenue, according to the initial news release from Garden Grove police officials on Thursday.

About two hours after that, a woman on the 11300 block of Clarissa Street was stabbed three times after she reported finding a burglar in her home, police said.

Less than an hour later, a man reportedly tried to force his way into the room two women were staying in at the Alamo Inn and Suites in Anaheim. He slashed them with a knife as they attempted to close the door on him, the release stated.

The last assault was reported around 10 p.m. Thursday night by a Garden Grove resident who told police she was struck several times by a man while jogging in the 11300 block of Lampson Avenue, authorities said.

Police had not yet released the identity of the person in custody.