Woman reports being attacked, dragged to ground on Verona bike trail

Verona police

VERONA, Wis. — Police in Verona are investigating after a woman reported being attacked while walking on a trail Monday night.

The woman told police she was walking on the Military Ridge State Trail near Lincoln Street in Verona at around 8:30 p.m. Monday when a man grabbed her from behind, partially covered her mouth and pulled her to the ground.

Police say the woman was able to scream and fight the man off. He was last seen running west on the trail after crossing Lincoln Street. Police tried to use a K-9 to track him but could not find him.

The woman described the man as being between 17 to 25 years old, between 5’7″ and 5’9″ and Black with curly hair and a medium build. He was wearing a dark t-shirt and pants with a white facemask around his neck.

Anyone who might have seen something in that area Monday night or has other information about the attack is asked to call Verona Police at (608) 845-7623.