The Newport Police Department is investigating what appears to be a random assault against a 42-year-old Newport woman that occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Friday night.
Police official said the woman was walking her dog near Murphy Field at Carroll Avenue and Ruggles Avenue when the suspect got out of a car and assaulted her.
The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic female between 15 to 18 years old with should-length black hair.
According to police reports, the woman suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention.
The suspect was a passenger in the car and was the only person who was involved in the assault, Lt. William Fitzgerald said.
Detectives have several leads and are continuing to investigate the incident.
Fitzgerald said detectives do not believe the incident is connected to other rumored and assaults recently reported throughout the City, which prompted City Manger Jane Howington to call a press conference addressing the issue.
Police have requested that anyone with information about the incident contact Detective Michaud at (401) 845-5775 or call the anonymous TIPS line at (401)846-2606.