Santa Maria Police identify, arrest rape suspect


The Santa Maria Police Department has identified the alleged rape suspect as Jorge Perez Jaramillo of Santa Maria.

Police say he was taken into custody at his place of employment without incident.

Santa Maria Police detectives are looking for any information on a suspect wanted for rape.

The suspect, only known as "George", is a 26-year old Hispanic male, around 5'5" tall, with a slim build, black hair and brown eyes.

Police say the suspect is known to be a resident of Santa Maria and is believed to be in the area of Western and Morrison. Santa Maria detectives have learned that the suspect works in packing industry, for a local agricultural company.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781 ext. 2278.

People can also leave a voicemail on their tip line at 805-928-3781 ext. 2677

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