Attempted Sexual Assault Busse Woods Grove 4 North Of Higgins Rd Between Arlington Heights Rd -- Thwarted With Mac

Cook County Sheriff's police responded about 6:46 PM Sunday to a report of an attempted sexual assault 42.031954,-88.007111 (Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL). Cook County Sheriff's police responded about 6:45 Sunday to a report of an attempted sexual assault at Busse Woods

Cook County Sheriff's police report that a female jogger used pepper spray as self-defense to fight off a man who attacked her Sunday while she was jogging in the Busse Woods forest preserve near Elk Grove Village.

Cook Sheriff's police report that a man attempted to sexually assault a 31-year-old woman who was jogging near Grove No. 4 of Busse Woods. Grove 4 is located just north of Higgins Road (Route 72) about half way between Arlington Heights Road and Route 53.

The woman had pepper spray and used it on her attacker. She was then able to run away and call police.

The woman was treated for minor injuries at an area hospital and released.

The offender was described as male, white in his early 30s, approximately 6'0" to 6'3" tall and clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

Cook County Sheriff's police alerted area police departments at about 7:05 p.m.
Sunday about the attack, but described the attack location as Grove 27, which is near Arlington Heights Road and Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village. Accompany that alert was a description that the offender was described as a male/white subject, 20-30 years-old, 5'8″, medium to heavy build, wearing a dark-colored hoodie sweatshirt, and gray pants.

The sheriff's office did not alert the general public about the attack until about 22 hours after the reported attack Sunday evening. The sheriff's office does not post real time crime activity alerts on Twitter or Facebook, and uses military-grade secret encrypted radios that can not be monitored by the media or neighborhood watch groups.

Sheriff Dart has directed an increase in Sheriff's Police patrols in the area and is coordinating an enhanced presence by the Cook County Forest Preserve Police Department.

Sheriff Dart asks anyone with information to call Sheriff's Police at 708-865-4896.

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