Police: Man Breaks Into Apartment, Sexually Assaults Woman

Jose Guadalupe Suarez-CruzGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man was charged Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after breaking into her Grand Rapids apartment Jan. 1.

According to a police press release, the woman was woken up by the suspect, Jose Guadalupe Suarez-Cruz, just before 9 a.m. Jan. 1 in the bedroom of her 7th Street residence.  He then allegedly sexually assaulted her and fled east toward Broadway Avenue.

Suarez-Cruz, 29, was arrested more than 12 hours later at a home in the 1500 block of Colorado Avenue SE.   Several other people in the area allegedly observed or encountered him in their apartments, according to police.

Suarez-Cruz was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree home invasion.  He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.

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3 comments

  • Peter

    If you want your second amendment civil rights speak up now.
    With the new year comes a new assault on your civil rights from the Obama team

  • Matt

    I live in this apartment complex (Off Broadway Apartments, formally known as American Seating Apartments) — filled with mostly students from surrounding colleges and universities. They are under new management under a large corporation as of last year and have gotten rid of security. I have asked multiple times for them to bring back security as this place needs it badly to control the drunk college students as well as protect them from scum such as this guy. PLEASE help me by contacting them and telling them they NEED to reinstate security – Off Broadway Apartments – 616-776-2678