St. Francis police investigating attempted assault in Bay View Park

ST. FRANCIS -- St. Francis police are investigating an attempted assault that occurred Friday, August 24th around 9:00 p.m. in the 3500 block of Lake Drive (Bay View Park).

Police say on Friday night, a female was jogging in Bay View Park when a man attempted to assault her after knocking her to the ground.

Police say the woman was able to free herself and the suspect fled the area.

Police say the suspect may be Hispanic.

Police believe an African-American man witnessed the incident and they are asking him to come forward.

Police are asking anyone who uses Bay View Park to stay alert of their surroundings and make sure not to jog alone. Police encourage staying on main paths and in lighted areas.

Anyone with information into this incident is asked to call St. Francis police at (414) 481-2232.