MENTONE – A 74-year-old Mentone woman was raped by an unknown male at her home on Monday night. At around 9:15 p.m. deputies from the Yucaipa station responded to the home of the victim. The victim told authorities that she was sleeping in her home when she awoke to a man on top of her choking her.
The woman struggled, attempting to break free from his grasp, but was sexually assaulted and injured as a result of the attack The home alarm system sounded causing the suspect to flee the home. The woman only was able to describe the man as having stocky build and wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with additional information about this crime is encouraged to call the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Department Investigations Bureau at 909-918-2305. Information can be provided anonymously by calling WeTip at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or by visiting the WeTip website at www.wetip.com.
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