Amazon delivery man arrested after Turlock assault

Patty Guerra

Modesto Bee File

A man delivering packages for Amazon entered a home and attempted to assault a woman on Friday, Turlock police said.

The suspect, identified as Ryan Lee Crisp, 22, of Modesto, walked through an open door of the home in the 2300 block of Lander Avenue late Friday morning and “gave a statement to the female victim about her appearance. attractive,” police said in a news release late Friday.

The woman screamed for her husband and the two pushed Crisp out of the house. The husband went looking for Crisp while his wife locked herself in a bathroom and called 911.

The husband’s colleague, who was waiting outside, saw Crisp jump a fence in the backyard of the house. Crisp then broke into the home by smashing a bedroom window, police said. The husband and his colleague found Crisp in the house and detained him until the police arrived.

Police arrested Crisp and incarcerated him in Stanislaus County Jail for attempted rape, burglary and vandalism. Crisp suffered minor cuts but refused medical treatment, authorities said. He remained in jail Saturday morning with bail set at $300,000.

Police say Crisp arrived at the home in an Amazon delivery vehicle and was wearing an Amazon uniform, but had no packages to deliver to the victim’s address. Crisp works for Soon Express, a third-party delivery company that works with Amazon.

Authorities said in the statement that while they do not believe this incident should directly impact delivery companies operating in the area, “all residents should exercise caution when receiving packages from unknown delivery people.”

Investigators said they believe the attack was an isolated incident, but they are working to confirm it. They are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Detective Brandon Bertram at (209) 664-7323.

This story was originally published June 25, 2022 7:31 a.m.

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