Northeast Portland Flasher Exposes Himself to Three Children on Thursday Afternoon (Photo)

February 20, 2014 21:00

  

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 in on Thursday February 20, 2014, at 4:16 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast Alameda Street and Alameda Terrace after a report of a man exposing himself to three 11-year-old children on their way home from Beaumont School.

The children told police that the suspect yelled to them and when they looked his direction, he exposed himself through the opening in his boxer shorts. The suspect then ran eastbound on Alameda Street.

The suspect was described as a white male, 30-40 years old, wearing red boxer shorts and covering his face with a white t-shirt.

Multiple officers searched the neighborhood and surrounding areas but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Investigators believe that this is the same suspect responsible for numerous sexual exhibitionism incidents in Northeast Portland neighborhoods.

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.

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. Neighborhood walkers and joggers are urged to carry a cell phone with them in the event the suspect is seen in the area.

Although the suspect has not touched or attempted to touch any children, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe. Some excellent tips by Dr. Robin F. Goodman about "stranger danger" are available by clicking http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Stranger_Danger/

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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