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Deputies nab alleged attempted rapist

A 22-year-old is in custody after a woman reported an attempted rape to San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies Saturday morning, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies arrested Redwood City resident Adrian Gonzalez on suspicion of attempted rape, false imprisonment and sexual battery shortly after 1:10 a.m. near the intersection of El Camino Real and Woodside Road in Redwood City.

The alleged incident occurred at Edison Way and Ninth Avenue in San Mateo County.

The victim waved down a sheriff’s office sergeant near the intersection of First Avenue and Middlefield Road at about 12:30 a.m. The victim told the sergeant that a person attempted to rape her and she provided a description of the person and the vehicle the person was driving.

The sergeant received help from more deputies and one deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle described by the victim.

Deputies stopped the vehicle with Gonzalez inside. Deputies arrested Gonzalez and booked him into Maguire Jail.

Bail for Gonzalez is set at $100,000.

Anyone with information about the alleged crime is being asked to call Detective Jesse Myers at (650) 363-4050 or email him at Callers can remain anonymous by calling the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at (800) 547-2700.

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