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The sketches highlighted below are examples from The SketchCop®: Michael W. Streed’s personal case files. Many are described in greater detail in SketchCop: Drawing A Line Against Crime, Michael͛s true crime, non-fiction book released in 2016 by WildBlue Press.

Note: Many of the below subjects have been convicted. Others are awaiting trial. Those pictured should always be presumed innocent until proven guilty in criminal court.

Crime/Sketch Date: 12/29/16

Crime: Attempted Sexual Assault

Agency: Riverside Police Department/Sexual Assault Unit

Officers responded to a report of an attempted sexual assault. The attack occurred after the subject intentionally rear-ended the female victim’s vehicle as she was driving northbound on the 215 Freeway. After stopping to investigate the collision, the subject attacked her with a knife and tried to sexually assault her. She fled on foot with the subject stealing her purse and cell phone. He fled the area in his vehicle before police arrived.

Crime/Sketch Date: 12/23/16

Crime: Attempted Sexual Assault

Agency: Riverside Police Department/Sexual Assault Unit

Officers responded to a report of an attempted sexual assault. The attack occ
urred after the subject intentionally rear-ended the female victim’s vehicle as she stopped for a traffic signal before entering the 215 Freeway. After the collision, the subject attacked her with a knife and tried to sexually assault her. She fled on foot with the subject stealing her purse and cell phone. He fled the area southbound on a nearby freeway before police arrived.

Crime/Sketch Date: 8/16/16

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Sex Offense Unit

Two females had just left work when they were accosted at their vehicle by two male suspects, one armed with a handgun. They forced the females into the vehicle and directed one of them to drive to another location, while the other sat in the backseat. On the way, the driver rear-ended another vehicle. The suspect exited the vehicle and after talking to the accident victim, re-entered the vehicle and the suspects drove away. During their ordeal, they stopped to allow the suspects to search their vehicle and purses for valuables. At one point the victims were forced to call friends and demand a ransom. That didn’t work, so they were forced to drive to a series of ATM͛s to withdraw money. Later, the suspects took turns sexually assaulting both females. After the victims were released, they contacted police who began an investigation. Detectives were called and after examining physical evidence, they were able to identify the suspects, one of them is depicted above.

Crime/Sketch Date: 1/2/15

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Sex Offense Unit

The victim returned home and found her roommate was not there. She locked herself inside her bedroom for the night their dogs began barking. She assumed the roommate had arrived home when the suspect kicked open her bedroom door and entered brandishing a knife. The suspect threatened her with the knife and raped her. After he was finished, he forced her into the shower where he washed her genitals with body wash in an attempt to destroy evidence. DNA technology has helped police identify the suspect responsible for a home invasion and rape in March 2015.

A couple of months later, Baltimore County Police responded to an apartment complex near the location of the Baltimore City rape. Their investigation revealed that the suspect forced his way through the front door of an apartment and raped the female resident. DNA evidence led to the identification of the suspect.

Crime/Sketch Date: 6/26/14

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Sex Offense Unit

The victim left her residence at approximately 0245 hours. She was unlocking her car door when the suspect approached from behind. He told her, “I got a gun, you make any noise and I will shoot you”. The suspect grabbed the victim by the back of her hair and forced her back inside her apartment. Once inside, he brandished a handgun and forced her to orally copulate him before forcibly raping her. When the suspect was finished, he ordered her to go into the bathroom and clean up. When she returned, the suspect had left the residence. Physical evidence was later collected and a DNA profile led the suspects identification and arrest.

Crime/Sketch Date: 2/10/14

Crime: Serial Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Sex Offense Unit

Patrol officers responded to a report of a sexual assault that had just occurred. Officers contacted the victim who said an unknown male accosted her at gunpoint shortly after she left a neighborhood market. What began as a street robbery ended in a sexual assault after he took her to a nearby alley and raped her. Over the next several months there was a series of similar attacks that were connected by DNA evidence. It was that DNA that eventually led police to the above suspect who was later arrested for the rape series.

Crime/Sketch Date: 3/22/13

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Child Abuse Unit

The victim in this case was a 12-year old female who admitted to being sexually active. She told detectives that males would enter her bedroom through a window and engage in consensual sexual intercourse. The suspect in this case was a 23-year old male who was invited in to her bedroom for her to perform consensual oral sex on him. They were interrupted by her mother who entered her room and tried to detain the suspect, who jumped out the window, naked. They had completed the act before her mother found them, allowing investigators to collect DNA evidence which they later matched to the suspect, who she only knew by his first name.

Crime/Sketch Date:11/9/12

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Child Abuse Unit

A 13-year old female was walking in her neighborhood when an unknown male suspect drove up in a car and engaged her in conversation. He offered her a ride to a local gas station where she was going to meet a friend. Instead of driving her to a gas station, he drove to another neighborhood where he forcibly raped her. After submitting to a sexual assault examination and talking to detectives, the victim worked with me for several hours to construct a composite sketch. We also created additional illustrations of distinctive tattoos as well as the interior of the suspect͛s car.Detectives followed up several leads and were able to identify the above suspect, who was later identified. He was arrested after the victim identified him. Ironically, when he wearing similar eyeglasses and hat that were depicted in the sketch. They were removed before his booking photo was taken.

Crime/Sketch Date: 6/23/12

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Sex Offense Unit

Officers responded to a report of a sexual assault. The female victim told officers that she had been drinking the night before with friends at a local bar. At one point she left the bar and engaged in conversation with an unknown male suspect. He talked her into going out drinking with him. During that time, he led her to a vacant residence where he raped her. I met with her later that evening and we worked to produce a composite sketch of the suspect. Officers took the sketch and drove through the area where they found a suspect standing on a street corner who resembled the sketch. He was detained and later arrested after the victim identified him as her attacker.

Crime/Sketch Date: 4/22/12

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Baltimore Police Department/Sex Offense Unit

A transgender prostitute was working the streets when she was approached by the suspect. He offered her money to enter his van and perform oral sex on him. After agreeing to a price, they drove to a location where the act was performed. At one point, the suspect brandished a knife and sodomized the victim. After a brief struggle over the knife, the victim escaped and notified police. Detective asked that I meet with the victim to produce a composite sketch. During the interview, we took a break and the victim left the building to smoke a cigarette. I waited for a period of time before I checked on the victim and learned that she left and wasn͛t coming back. I was left with a semi-finished composite the detectives used in the investigation. Later, they located the suspect and arrested him for the sexual assault.

Crime/Sketch Date: 07/28/08

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Montclair Police Department

A 15-year old female was accosted by an unknown male who pulled her into an alley and raped her as she walked home from a local park. The following day, the victim assisted with the creation of a police sketch. The sketch was posted in several local businesses with the hope that someone would recognize him. Unwilling to wait for the public͛s response, the victim͛s brother used the sketch to locate the 13-year old suspect. Because he is a minor, his booking photograph cannot be displayed.

Crime/Sketch Date: 12/08/07

Crime: Sexual Assault

Agency: Orange County Sheriff’s Department/Special Victim’s Unit

A female motorist developed car trouble and was stranded on the Interstate 5 freeway in Orange County. The suspect stopped and offered to help her. After she agreed to accept his assistance, the suspect became violent and pushed her inside her car where he raped her. Detectives examined evidence at the scene that led to his identification. The evidence was strengthened by the suspect͛s resemblance to the composite sketch.

Crime/Sketch Date: 05/25/07

Crime: Kidnapping/Sexual Assault

Agency: Long Beach Police Department/Sexual Assault Unit

The suspect was first seen on video leading an 11 year-old schoolgirl into an alley where he raped her. Later, he approached another girl, walking to school, and offered her $100 dollars to commit a sex act with him. She was able to run away and later led police to a paper cup he discarded. Using that, they matched the DNA to the first rape case. A couple of months later, an officer on a routine vandalism call encountered Murphy and noticed he resembled the composite sketch of the child rapist. Murphy was arrested and his DNA was matched to the two previous cases.

Crime/Sketch Date07/16/06

Crime: Serial Indecent Exposure

Agency: Orange County Sheriff’s Department/Special Victim’s Unit

During a three-year period, a man dubbed, “The Orange County Flasher”, terrorized dozens of county residents, most of them female. The subject exposed himself to them by appearing in front of them naked, with only a towel, or shirt wrapped around his head to disguise his appearance. Many of the incidents occurred near parks and trails, and inside apartment complexes. A handful of victims saw his face, which allowed me to create the above sketch. The subject was arrested after a concerned citizen saw him naked, looking inside an apartment window. He was chased down by the citizen and held for police who arrested him.

Crime/Sketch Date: 10/20/03

Crime: Serial Sexual Assault

Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Two roommates were accosted inside their apartment by the depicted suspect who repeatedly raped them over a period of several hours. He tried to make them smoke methamphetamine before fleeing their apartment with several valuables. Several weeks later, he tried to assault a female, in another county, while she was inside her home. She fought him off and he fled. Sheriff͛s deputies found him hiding in the bushes nearby. He was tied to the previous rape through DNA.

Crime/Sketch Date: 01/06/03

Crime: Attempted Kidnapping

Agency: Long Beach Police Department/Sexual Assault Unit

Two elementary school-aged females were walking home from school when the subject tried to kidnap them. I responded to the school and worked with them to create the sketch.  A few days later, a detective was having lunch in a local restaurant when he noticed a male subject sitting in a nearby booth.  He noticed that the subject resembled the person in my sketch, including the right eyebrow ring as described by the victims also depicted in the sketch.  The subject was arrested and later identified by the victims as their assailant.

Crime/Sketch Date: 9/15/02

Crime: Indecent Exposure

Agency: Signal Hill Police Department

A 16-year old female was walking home from school when she walked by a parked car. The passenger door was open allowing her to see a male adult masturbating inside. As she walked by, the subject exited the car and tried dragging her inside. She broke free from his grasp and notified police. I worked with her to sketch the subject who was later arrested by police. Thankfully, she wasn’t hurt or sexually assaulted.

Crime/Sketch Date: 05/28/98

Crime: Serial Sexual Assault

Agency: Long Beach Police Department/Sexual Assault Unit

During a five-year period, a serial predator committed numerous sexual assaults in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach, CA. The suspect entered the homes of several women and cover their heads so they could not see his face during the assault. A victim in her early 90’s caught a glimpse of the subject, in her darkened bedroom, and helped me create a sketch. The subject was finally arrested after officers cordoned off a neighborhood area near the last assault, during which, the victim, scratch and/or bit the subject. Three subjects on bicycles were detained. One was arrest for possession a crack cocaine pipe, he had a fresh cut on his finger. Detectives had long thought that the subject could be riding a bike since no one ever heard, or saw, a car leaving the crime scene. A DNA comparison matched the arrestee who was later sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. In 2007, he was extradited to Seattle, WA to face several counts of sexual assault.

Crime/Sketch Date: 08/21/94

Crime: Serial Sexual Assault

Agency: Orange Police Department

An unknown suspect committed a series of burglaries and rapes on various dates between 1986 and 1995. His crime spree was interrupted by a three year prison sentence for an unrelated crime, at which time he resumed his attacks on women. During the investigation, (15) individual sketches were completed, of the same suspect, by various police agencies. The suspect was finally caught when he returned to the area of a previous rape, only to have a group of officers waiting for him. He was apprehended after a short pursuit and later died in prison.