The Edmond Sun

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July 19, 2012

Police: Female jogger reports stalking incident in Edmond

EPD provides tips on jogging safety

EDMOND — Police said they are investigating an incident in which a female jogger in north Edmond felt as if she was being followed by a man in a car.

The incident occurred less than a week after the Edmond Police Department released information about a female jogging near Interstate 35 assaulted in an incident that left her dazed and bloodied.

Tuesday morning Edmond Police Officer Tim Owen spoke with the victim at the station who told him she was running Sunday morning a route that would take her from her house to Bryant and back to her home, according to a report filed by Owen.

She said she felt as if she were being followed by the suspect vehicle, a white 2003 Chrysler, because it was driving slow behind her, police said. It then sped past her and waited for her as she continued to run eastbound along Danforth.

When she reached Kelly on her return trip she saw the suspect vehicle at the intersection where it turned south in front of her and entered the McDonalds parking lot, police said.

As she continued running east she saw the suspect vehicle at the exit of the McDonalds, police said. After she ran past the vehicle it continued east to Park Lane Estates and entered the addition, going south on Earl A. Rodkey, police said.

As she approached Earl A. Rodkey, the suspect was stopped at Danforth and waited for her to run past him, police said. She ran into her addition and turned to see the suspect following her, police said.

The suspect stopped, they made eye contact and then he left the area in way in which she could not obtain his tag number or get a better description, police said.

Police said suspect driving the white 2003 Chrysler is a white male with brown hair and a beard.

The Edmond Police Department has released tips for jogging safety.

EPD spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said the No. 1 thing is to run with a partner. More than one person together is an automatic deterrent to a possible attacker, Monroe said.

“If you can, let someone know your route and the amount of time it should take you to run that route so they will know when to expect you back,” she said. “If you wear headphones keep the music low enough where you could hear an approaching car or person from behind. Pick a route in a well traveled area so other people will be around in case you need help.”

Regarding last week’s incident, Monroe said the EPD still needs help from the public in the assault on the jogger along the I-35 Frontage Road between Second and 15th streets.

“Our victim is recovering and we are in contact with her, but we need anyone who was in the area to call and give us the description of anyone they saw along that road between 9:30 and 10 o’clock on the night of July 10th,” Monroe said.

If you have information about either incident — a story about last week’s incident is available at edmondsun.com — call the EPD’s Crime Stoppers at 359-4466. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive a reward for information leading to an arrest.

You may also use the EPD’s online crime tip form. Visit edmondok.com and search for “Crime Tip Form.”

The EPD also has a TEXT-A-TIP Program. To text a tip to the EPD, you must have text messaging enabled on your phone. Send your text to 625-TEXT or 625-8398. The service will not generate a radio call or bring police to your location. You will never receive a return text. Information sent is disseminated to the appropriate EPD detectives.

marks@edmondsun.com | 341-2121, ext. 108

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