Man Arrested After Indecent Acts (Photo)

May 17, 2022 17:33

  

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking additional victims of a man arrested after committing indecent public acts in the Sunnyside and Laurelhurst Neighborhoods.

On the morning of April 1, 2022, a woman was out walking her dog in the area of Southeast 35thAvenue and Southeast Stark Street when a man in a silver Volkswagen pulled up beside her. The man appeared to be trying to get her attention. The woman walked toward the car believing the man needed some assistance. When the woman got up to the car, she noticed the man's pants were down, and he was masturbating. The startled woman was able to get the vehicle's license plate number before fleeing the area.

The officer who took this report recalled similar calls the previous day in which people did not necessarily want to make official reports, but were concerned enough to ask officers to search the area to discourage such behavior. Although there were no reports, the officer was able to find dispatch history of the calls. In the first call, someone observed a man masturbating in a silver Volkswagen. In the second call, a man in a silver Volkswagen masturbated while he followed a woman on a bicycle.

On May 17, 2022, the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) was conducting focused patrol in the area of Southeast 30th Avenue and Southeast Alder Street. They saw the silver Volkswagen listed in the officer's report and conducted a traffic stop on it. After some initial follow-up, NRT arrested the driver, who is identified as 27-year-old Michael P. Enns, of Portland. Officers located a loaded Glock 19 in his possession.

Further investigation and an additional interview led to the recovery of several handgun magazines, including a high-capacity magazine, two AR-15 magazines, leather gloves, a video camera, and lewd Polaroid photographs.

Enns was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and has been charged with two counts of Public Indecency, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, and Possession of a Loaded Handgun in Public (City Code).

Based on the information developed by Central NRT, officers believe there are additional unreported incidents, or additional victims who have not contacted police. If you had a similar encounter with Enns, or know someone who has, or if you have additional information into Enns' behavior, contact the Portland Police through crimetips@portlandoregon.gov Attn: Sgt. Matthew Jacobsen.

Photographs are being released due to law enforcement's belief that there are additional victims.

Photograph: Michael P. Enns
Photograph: Silver Volkswagen GTI
Photograph: Glock, magazines, and black gloves

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