Police: Man Breaks Into Apartment, Sexually Assaults Woman

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jan 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-03 14:22:03-05

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.