Police are searching for a bicyclist who reportedly harassed a woman on the Putnam County Trailway July 1.
The incident occurred along the trailway in the vicinity of Crafts Road in Carmel at about 1:40 p.m.
The woman told police a man operating a bicycle circled her several times and then approached her. He then tried to grab her arm; however, she was able to fend him off and run away.
Sheriff’s deputies, a K-9 unit, along with criminal investigators, Carmel police officers and state troopers, including a helicopter from their aviation unit, scoured the area, but did not find the suspect, police said.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office describes the suspect as a white male, 50 – 60 years old, approximately 5’9” tall, 220 pounds. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black and gray bicycle helmet, green shirt, khaki shorts, white socks and sandals. He was also wearing a black colored brace on his right ankle.
The complainant has worked with Investigator John Matrician, a sketch artist with the department’s Identification and Forensics Unit. They have collectively developed a drawing for public consumption.
Anyone having information as to the identity of this individual is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (845) 225-8060. All calls will be kept confidential.