Arrest Made in M Streets Attack, Burglaries

Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 9:08 PM CDT
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Assault Victim Warns Neighbors About Attack

Gabriel Hernandez-Machuca, 33, has been arrested in connection with two burglaries in the M Streets neighborhood.

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Assault Victim Warns Neighbors About Attack

A woman in the M Streets area of Dallas is warning her neighbors about an attack by a man who broke into her home, stole her underwear and tried to sexually assault her.
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Dallas police have arrested a man in connection with an attempted sexual assault and two burglaries in the M Streets area of the city.

Grand Prairie police took Gabriel Hernandez-Machuca, 33, into custody during a traffic stop on Thursday and turned him over to Dallas police.

Dallas police said Hernandez-Machuca gave detectives details on his involvement in a burglary and attempted sexual assault in the 5100 block of Vanderbilt Avenue and a burglary in the 5100 block of Ridgedale Avenue.

In both burglaries, underwear was stolen from the women's homes, Dallas police had said.

The victim in the Vanderbilt Avenue attack told NBC 5 that she was punched and choked in her home Oct. 18. She said her attacker tried to sexaully assault her, but she fought him off.

Police said they are reviewing other burglaries that may have involved Hernandez-Machuca.

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