Investigation Continuing to Identify the Northeast Portland Neighborhood Flasher (Photo)

February 14, 2014 09:45

  

The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to investigate incidents of a man exposing himself in the Alameda, Beaumont-Wilshire, Roseway, and Grant Park neighborhoods of Northeast Portland.

The latest report came on Thursday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., at Northeast 30th Avenue and Mason Street, where the suspect exposed himself to a child then ran away. There was a 30 minute delay from the time of the incident and a call to 9-1-1.

This morning, officers responded to the 1800 block of Northeast 33rd Avenue on a report that a man was removing clothes on the corner. Ten North Precinct units responded to the area to search for the suspect but ultimately learned that the man was taking off an outer layer of rain gear before riding a bus and was not exposing himself.

On Wednesday February 5, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau released a forensic sketch of a suspect in some of these incidents. A North Precinct Sergeant worked with some witnesses to develop the suspect sketch, which shows the suspect with some sort of covering over his face, as described by witnesses.

The suspect has been described as a white male, 20 to 40 years old, 5'9" to 6'0" tall, 170 to 185 pounds, medium to heavy build, dark brown hair, clean-shaven or scruffy face, wearing a white t-shirt, dark-colored boxer shorts, and dirty old running shoes.

In one incident, a possible suspect vehicle was reported to be a gray to gold to brown larger American sedan.

North Precinct officers are actively investigating these incidents and are providing extra patrol to the neighborhood. Additionally, the Sex Offender Registration Detail (SORD) is reviewing files to see if any registered sex offenders match the suspect description and activity.

Area residents are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately. Additionally, if any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

Anyone seeing this suspect or encountering him is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information should call (503) 823-3333.

All other information can be emailed to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength.

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