Tracy Lyft Driver Arrested For Allegedly Raping Passenger

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Tonye Kolokolo. Photo: San Bruno Police

A Lyft driver from Tracy was arrested after a woman he picked up says he drove her to his home in Tracy and raped her. The San Bruno Police department has released the following statement about the arrest:




SUBJECT: Arrest for Rape and False Imprisonment

CASE NUMBER: 1902789

DATE OCCURRED: August 10, 2019

TIME OCCURRED: Approximately 3:00 a.m.

CONTACT PERSON: Lieutenant Ryan Johansen

Press release by: Lieutenant Ryan Johansen

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, a 25-year-old female reported that she believed she had been sexually assaulted by a rideshare driver.  The victim reported that she ordered a ride from Lyft the previous evening while intoxicated at a bar in the City of San Mateo.  Sometime after being picked up by the driver, the victim believed that she passed out in the backseat of the rideshare vehicle.  The driver then took the victim to his residence in the City of Tracy without her request or permission, where it is alleged that he had nonconsensual intercourse with her.

The driver, 46-year-old Tracy resident Tonye Kolokolo, was subsequently arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail for charges related to false imprisonment and rape.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.  A booking photo of Kolokolo is attached to this press release.  Anyone with any information related to this crime, or anyone who might have experienced a similar incident with KoloKolo is urged to contact the San Bruno Police Department’s Investigative Service Section at (650) 616-7100 or by email:  Information can be left anonymously.

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