State Police Make Arrest in Stoneham Attempted Sexual Assault
The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and Troopers, along with the assistance of local police officers, established a perimeter and called for a State Police K9 unit and State Police helicopter to search for the assailant.
The State Police K9 unit was able to follow the track to an address in Melrose, where witnesses confirmed that a man matching the description of the suspect had recently been in the area. After 45 minutes of searching, the suspect was located and arrested on Tremont Street in Malden. The victim was brought to the scene and positively identified the suspect.
The suspect, YURI S. MIKALIXEN, 22, of 119 Mount Vernon St. in Malden, was brought to the State Police barracks in Medford where he was booked on the following charges:
- Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon;
- Assault with Intent to Rape; and
- MDC Reservation Violations.
MIKALIXEN is being held without bail at the State Police Barracks for arraignment in Woburn District Court on Tuesday. The investigation is ongoing; Troopers are being assisted by the State Police Crime Scene Services Section.
The State Police do not release the identities of victims of sexual assaults.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.