On September 18, at about 7:35 p.m.

Officer responded to a radio call for service at Parking Structure 8 – 1555 2nd Street – regarding an auto burglary now.

The reporting party indicated the suspect was trying multiple car doors and was able to make his way into a car.

Officers arrived and located the suspect walking in between cars.

The suspect was detained for an investigation.

Officer located a victim and determined the victim pulled into a parking stall in the structure.  The victim exited her car and the suspect walked over to her.  The suspect threw his jacket on the victim’s car and “stared” at her.   The victim was fearful and got back into her vehicle to drive off.

As she was backing out of the stall, the suspect tried to open the car door multiple times , yelled obscenities at the victim and told her to get out.  The victim was able to pull away.

The suspect was taken into custody. Patrick Barry McGowan, 38, was arrested for attempted carjacking and a parole violation. He was denied bail.

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