Woman seriously injured in attack on Stevens Creek Trail


A woman walking on Stevens Creek Trail was attacked Monday evening by a man who pushed her into the bushes and punched her repeatedly in the face.

Police are looking for the suspect, who was last seen heading south on Stevens Creek Trail at the Highway 85 underpass, according to a statement issued Monday, Feb. 26, by the Mountain View Police Department.

Police say the woman, who was visiting from Massachusetts, was walking along the trail near Creekside Park off of Easy Street shortly before 10 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and introduced himself as Jerry. The woman told police she refused to interact with the man.

The suspect then grabbed her and pushed her into the bushes along the trail and punched her in the face repeatedly. She said she was able to bite the suspect as he was trying to muffle her screams, police said.

Two people walking on the trail saw the man and shouted at him, distracting him and causing him to stop the assault. He then reportedly walked away heading south on the trail, police said.

The woman was treated for serious injuries to her face.

Police conducted an "extensive" search of the area with patrol teams and a K-9 unit to find the man but were unsuccessful, according to the statement.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black man between 20 and 30 years old with a slender to medium build, wearing a gray Golden State Warriors sweatshirt. He was described as having a Caribbean accent.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect can contact Det. Robert Medina at

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71 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 27, 2019 at 10:46 am

Why do I never see police patrolling these pedestrian areas by bicycle?

22 people like this
Posted by Time shift
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Feb 27, 2019 at 10:55 am

"Woman seriously injured following attack on Stevens Creek Trail"
Wasn't she injured during the attack, not following it?

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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 27, 2019 at 11:19 am


I have wondered the same. My only (un)educated guess is that since the trail crosses city lines, people seem to think it's the Sherrif's responsibility.

But whether or not that guess is true, I have the same concern as you I fear.

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Posted by Kevin B
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Feb 28, 2019 at 7:02 am

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@MV Resident - 100% of the trail is inside the Mountain View city limits.

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Posted by Lector
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 28, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Lector is a registered user.

What was this woman thinking walking on the trail after dark. Its common sense not to go on the Stevens Creek Trail after dark. Its not lit and you're easy prey after dark. There are all kinds of weirdos lurking after dark in bushes on the trail. The creek has always been that way since before the trail was even built. People have been killed in the creek.

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Posted by mikepat
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 1, 2019 at 10:04 am

mikepat is a registered user.

Yesterday (Thursday) 2 motorcycle mounted MVPD on the trail. Maybe a sweep of the bushy areas would find where transients a staying. Also, I would never walk that area after dark. We are no longer safe!

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