Windsor police issued a warning Wednesday about an aggressive man who grabbed a woman as she walked on a Windsor street Tuesday.

The woman was walking near Brooks Road and Arata Lane about 5 p.m. when the man grabbed her buttocks from behind. She confronted him and he briefly continued, while making crude sexual remarks, sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said in a news release.

When he ran she followed but couldn’t keep up as the chase wound east on Arata and south on Elsbree Lane. A driver in a plumbing van stopped the man, but not knowing what happened let the suspect go, Crum said.

Investigators asked the van driver and anyone with information to contact Windsor police at 707‑838‑1234.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or On Twitter@rossmannreport.

See the artifacts

The History Museum will host a reception at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 to open an exhibit on the time capsule buried in 1968 in downtown Santa Rosa. It includes a presentation by an anthropologist on the contents of the time capsule and a screening of the film “Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of All the Earth.”

The City of Santa Rosa will celebrate its 150th birthday on Sept. 8 with a celebration in Old Courthouse Square, including the burial of a new time capsule. Details can be viewed at