Ithaca, N.Y. – A witness reported seeing a shirtless man chasing a young woman at the intersection of Wood Street and South Plain Street Monday afternoon.
Binghamton resident Matthew Kriewald, 30, was arrested by Ithaca Police officers after Kriewald forcibly touchd the woman, according to law enforcement.
The witness called police around 12:50 p.m. Monday to report that he saw Kriewald chasing the victim.
“The female was crying and acting very upset,” according to a press release from police.
“[She] stated that she did not know the person following her and that he had grabbed her and attempted to grope her as she was walking.”
When the witness approached the victim, Kriewald ran from the scene at the intersection of Wood Street and South Plain Street, according to police.
The witness chased the suspect until the police arrived.
Kriewald was charged with one count of Forcible Touching and one count of Unlawful Imprisonment. He was sent to Tompkins County Jail on $3000.00 bail.