Oct 15, 2011 1:15 PM by James H Egbert
Fremont County Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating an alarming home break-in in the 1700 block of Grand Ave, in Canon City.
Investigators are working on the report of an unknown male suspect, who had entered a private home and confronted a female resident who was sleeping in her bed. The suspect apparently entered through an unlocked door and woke the victim as she was sleeping. When the female victim threatened to shoot the intruder, he fled the residence without harming the victim.
It is uncertain if the suspect was actually attempting to sexually assault the victim or if the suspect was armed with a weapon of any kind. The victim was not able to provide a description of the suspect but did state that he had a strong foul body odor.
Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of Canon City Police, cordoned off the area and called in Department of Corrections tracking dogs in an attempt to locate the suspect.
The reverse 911 system was also activated to alert area residents to be on the lookout for suspicious persons in the area. The Combined Investigative Response Team is investigating.
A similar incident, possibly involving the same suspect, occurred a few blocks away around 11:50 pm Monday night when a male intruder entered a residence and struck a female resident before fleeing.
The Sheriff's Office is asking all area residents to lock their doors at night and to leave outside lights on. In addition, residents are asked to check outbuildings for any signs of someone possibly living or hiding out in them and to call 911 or the sheriff's dispatch at 784-3411 if any suspicious persons are seen in the area.