A $500,000 arrest warrant was issued Friday for a man suspected in a series of assaults on women in Santa Ana, one of which was captured on surveillance video.
The crime that was recorded occurred Oct. 7, 2015, in a parking lot at 3701 S. Bristol St.
The attacker followed a lone woman into the lot and briefly tried to talk to her as she walked to her car, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.
He then followed her between two parked vehicles and assaulted her. She screamed for help and the man fled.
Based on tips from the community, police identified the alleged attacker as Carlos Olivares, according to a news release from police.
Olivares was allegedly further linked to the crime through DNA that was collected from the clothing of one of the victims, the release stated.
After making the identification, detectives discovered that Olivares had disappeared from his home in the 1600 block of Highland Street in Santa Ana.
Olivares was described as a Hispanic man, 31 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.
He also has a scar on his chin, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Javier Aceves at the Santa Ana Police Department at 714 245-8542 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.