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Public Safety Notice: Cushman Trail

(Gig Harbor, WA)  At approximately noon Thursday, July 31, a woman walking with her children on the Cushman Trail was accosted by an unknown male.  This person appeared to be jogging on the trail.  After passing her twice, the suspect again approached from behind and grabbed the woman.  He fondled her briefly before fleeing southeast on the trail.

The suspect is described as a Native American male, approximately 20 years old, 5’10” with a thin build wearing a grey Nike t-shirt and blue running shorts.  He had thick, dark brown hair.

The woman was otherwise unharmed and the children were not directly involved. 


The incident occurred in the area between Olympic Drive and 14th Avenue.  This area is near the dividing line for Gig Harbor and Pierce County.  The Gig Harbor Police Department is working with the Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols in this area.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Gig Harbor Police Department at (253) 851-2236 reference case number GH14-0941. (end) 


3510 Grandview Street

Gig Harbor, WA  98335

(253) 851-2236