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Police seek witnesses to August attack on jogger in Newport Beach

Police seek witnesses to August attack on jogger in Newport Beach
A woman told police that she was attacked while jogging near the intersection of 16th Street and Seagull Lane in Newport Beach on Aug. 31. Police are seeking witnesses in the case. (Courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department)

Newport Beach police are seeking witnesses who might help them find a man who attacked a San Bernardino County deputy district attorney while she was jogging in Newport Beach on Aug. 31.

Police received a call at 5:50 a.m. that day from an employee at Newport Workout, 747 Dover Drive, who reported that a female jogger entered the business saying she had been attacked minutes earlier near the intersection of 16th Street and Seagull Lane.

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The woman told police that the attacker was a man but she couldn't provide a more detailed description, authorities said. The woman had a cut on her head and was taken to a trauma center for treatment.

Police are trying to find a potential witness — a man seen riding a red beach cruiser bicycle in the area at the time of the attack. He was wearing shorts, white shoes and a light-colored hooded sweatshirt. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said the man is not a suspect.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Joshua Vincelet at (949) 644-3790. Messages may be left anonymously on the Police Department's recorded hotline at (800) 550-NBPD (550-6273).

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