The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Man Charged in Rapes, Murder

After being spotted attempting to break into a complex, a 21 year old man was arrested and later charged with 'burglary, oral copulation with force, attempted burglary, resisting arrest and producing great bodily injury or death on an elder, as well as allegations of great bodily injury, commission of a sex offense during a burglary and committing a felony on an elder.'

Daniels was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. Friday by Hemet police officers working undercover at the Oak Terrace Apartments at 551 N. Santa Fe St., where residents must be at least 55 years old, according to Pinney.

He said officers determined that Daniels matched the description of the suspect and began trailing him after watching him jump a fence and head into the complex.

Moments later, the officers were informed that a woman had called 911 and said a man was trying to break into her unit, according to Pinney.

Officers spotted a man in a dark-hooded sweatshirt walking quickly away, Pinney said. Surveillance videotape footage released to the media showed police moving in and collaring the suspect after a brief struggle.

Pinney would not disclose evidence allegedly linking Daniels to the sexual assaults and murder. However, Pinney confirmed investigators have DNA evidence from the first attack.