Safety a concern in San Marcos following an assault investigation


by Melissa Mahadeo / KVUE News with photojournalist Derek Rasor

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 9:57 PM

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- San Marcos police are investigating an assault at the Aspen Heights Apartment Complex on Telluride Street.

It happened Wednesday morning around 1 a.m. as a woman was walking from her car to her home in the apartment complex. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Central Texas Hospital.

"You always want to feel like you live in a safe place and for the most part we do. But it is going to happen everywhere it is not just this apartment complex," resident Katharine Rosebrock said.
According to police, there have been no other assaults reported but they have seen a lot of delayed reports of residents throughout San Marcos finding strangers in their apartments.

"Someone was in a girls room one time or something," student Andrew Knoy said. But he said now people are taking extra precautions.
"People have been more aware of locking their doors and stuff like that."

Police are asking residents throughout the area to keep their doors locked and an eye out for suspicious activity.
If you noticed suspicious activity, please call 911.

There is no suspect description for this case. If you have any information related to this case, please call the San Marcos Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 512-753-2300.

The apartment complex posted this statement on their Facebook page:

The property management team at Aspen Heights San Marcos was recently made aware of an alleged assault that took place on site early Wednesday morning.
Aspen Heights is working closely with local law enforcement and are ensured of increased patrol in the area. We are also working to secure nightly onsite patrol for the foreseeable future.
Any residents or individuals that have information regarding the alleged incident are encouraged to contact local area law enforcement.
Residents that suspect suspicious behavior should immediately contact 911 or the San Marcos Police department at (512)753-2127. Our number one priority is support to our residents; anyone needing additional assistance is welcome to come to the Aspen Heights clubhouse during operating hours.