A Modesto man working as a delivery driver was tackled by two Turlock residents after he allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman Friday morning.
The suspect was identified by the Turlock Police Department as Ryan Lee Crisp, 22, of Modesto.
The Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a home in the 2300 block of Lander Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Friday. Upon their arrival they found two men restraining Crisp and stating he had tried to sexually assault a woman.
Crisp was working as a delivery driver for Soon Express, a third-party delivery company that is partnered with Amazon. He had arrived at the home in an Amazon delivery vehicle, but the investigators did not find any evidence that he had come to the home to make a delivery, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.
The investigators were told that Crisp had walked into the open front door of the home, uninvited and made a statement to the woman about her attractive appearance, Parmley said.
The woman said she was frightened by Crisp screamed for her husband to come help. Together the couple pushed Crisp out of the home and shut the front door. The woman then ran to a bathroom and locked herself inside it, while calling 911.
The husband started searching for Crisp and was joined in the effort by a co-worker, who had been waiting outside the home. The co-worker had seen Crisp jump over the fence into the backyard and run towards the home.
Crisp had broken a bedroom room and was in the house again when the husband and his co-worker found him, Parmley said.
Crisp was detained by the two men until officers arrived. The officers placed him in handcuffs and took him to the police department for questioning. He was later booked into Stanislaus County Jail on charges of attempted rape, burglary and vandalism, all felonies.
Crisp had sustained minor cuts from the broken window, but declines medical treatment, Parmley said.
The Turlock Police Department believes this matter is an isolated incident, but detectives are working to confirm this is the case.
“While the Turlock Police Department does not believe this incident should directly reflect on any of the delivery companies operating in the local area, all residents should be cautious when receiving packages from unknown delivery personnel,” Parmley said. “The Turlock Police Department urges anyone who experiences or witnesses any suspicious behavior to report it to your local authorities.”
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 664-7323. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at email@example.com. The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.