IMPERIAL BEACH–A man wanted for breaking into an apartment in Imperial Beach and sexually assaulting a woman while she slept earlier this month, has been arrested.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit arrested 24-year-old Alfred Ruiz-Sandoval. He is currently in federal custody on unrelated charges. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for several felony charges including residential burglary and sex related crimes. Once released, Ruiz-Sandoval will be taken into Sheriff’s custody and booked into jail.
On September 3, at about 5 a.m., deputies responded to a sexual battery in the 1300 block of Hemlock Avenue in Imperial Beach. The woman inside the residence told deputies she was startled by a stranger touching her while she slept. The suspect fled from the residence and she immediately notified the Sheriff’s Department. It is believed the suspect entered through the open bedroom window by removing the screen.