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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Tuesday February 13th, 2024 :: 04:53 p.m. PST


Press Release: Suspect Arrested for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

On February 12, 2024, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Fremont Police officers responded to a sexual assault that occurred in the area of Fremont Blvd. and Eggers Dr.  A female victim told officers that she was walking by herself when the suspect approached her and pulled her to the ground. The suspect struck the victim several times before he sexually assaulted her.  The suspect was not known to the victim.  Prior to the suspect leaving the area, community members became aware of what had just happened and held the suspect down until police arrived. 

The suspect was identified as Marvin Velasquez (27 years old, resident of Fremont).  Velasquez was arrested for Penal Code 209(b)(1) – Kidnapping with intent to rape, Penal Code 289(a)(1)(a) – Sexual penetration with a foreign object, Penal Code 245(a)(4) – Assault with a deadly weapon by force likely to produce great bodily injury, and Penal Code 243(d) – Battery with serious bodily injury.  Velasquez remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail and will be arraigned on February 15, 2024.

Detectives from the Fremont Police Crimes Against Person(s) Unit are actively investigating this incident. 

Due to the violent and public nature of this crime, as well as the public’s safety, a photo of Velasquez is being released. If you have been the victim of a crime involving Marvin Velasquez or witnessed to the listed incident, please contact Detective Blanchet at 510-790-6900, or at [email protected]. We also accept anonymous tips. Text: Tip FremontPD followed by a short message to 888777 or via the web at

Fremont PD would like to take this opportunity to remind the community to always be vigilant about their surroundings. Avoid walking or traveling alone, and be aware of locations and situations which may make you vulnerable to crime.  For crime prevention and personal safety tips, please visit:

Incident: Suspect Arrested for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault
Date of Incident: February 12, 2024
Location: Fremont Boulevard and Eggers Drive
Media Contact: Sgt. Kim Macdonald, [email protected]


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Fremont Police Department (CA)
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Fremont, CA 94538

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