Police search for man accused of assault

GUILDERLAND — A woman says she was assaulted when she was out for a walk on Tuesday and the police are asking anyone who might have seen the suspect to call them.

A press release from the Guilderland Police Department said events unfolded this way:

The woman was walking along West Old State Road, near the closed bridge, around 11:38 a.m., when an unknown white man approached her.

“She said she was out for a walk when a man came out of the woods and dragged her back into the woods,” said Captain Curtis Cox on Wednesday.

The man was described as approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a medium build, between 40 and 50 years old, with cropped light or gray hair and facial scruff, and wearing a white shirt, blue pants, and flip flops.

The woman escaped and called the police at 12:16 p.m.

“The man was nowhere to be found,” said Cox.

The Guilderland Police Department and the New York State Police Aviation team conducted a search of the area, which turned up no results.

The victim sustained minor injuries that were treated at the scene.

If anyone has information regarding the incident or has seen a person matching the description of the subject they are asked to contact the Guilderland Police Department at 356-1501 ext. 163.

More Guilderland News

Brenda McClaine was a math teacher at Guilderland when she stole over $100,000 in union funds. She was sentenced last week to six months, served on weekends, so she will coninue working at the district office.

The sale of the Nosh deli, facing Route 20 in front of Crossgates Mall, and purchased by Pyramid, caused widespread speculation about the mall's plans. However, a Pyramid partner said it will remain a restaurant.

Discussion on stagnant resources and too much space did not deter the school board from deciding to bid in January the work for upgrading all seven of the district's school buildings.