Suspect in multiple groping incidents arrested

David Maly

Austin police arrested a man suspected of groping people at multiple locations in the Austin area.

Siji Moreno, 21, was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault with injury following an incident at a Target store located at 10107 Research Boulevard on Nov. 1. He is a suspect in multiple groping incidents that have occurred throughout the state.

Those include a Sept. 11 incident at an Iron Cactus restaurant located at 606 Trinity St., an Oct. 18 incident at a Target store located at 11220 FM 2222 and an Oct. 20 incident at an H-E-B store located at 2508 E. Riverside Dr. The Austin Police Department is investigating those incidents.

He is also a suspect in a groping incident that took place on the 1000 block of Guadalupe Street that is being investigated by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and two similar incidents in Bee Caves, Texas.

At the time of his arrest, Moreno was on probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and manslaughter. His probation has been revoked, and he is being held in the Travis County Jail with no bond.

Austin Police Department detectives are asking anyone that may be a victim or may have information regarding these incidents to call 512-974-8265.

Printed on Friday, November 9, 2012 as: Suspect arrested for multiple gropings, held in Travis County jail with no bond