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Detectives seek public’s help identifying repeat indecent exposure suspect

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's detectives are looking for information on a suspect believed to be linked to two cases of indecent exposure on Foothill Boulevard on Dec. 13 and March 18.
(La Cañada Valley Sun)

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are looking for information on two cases of indecent exposure on Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada and La Crescenta they believe may have been committed by the same individual.

A woman in her 50s was sitting in a commercial parking lot on the 2100 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge at around 10:15 a.m. when she saw a faded light blue or gray 1989 Plymouth (model not available) with rust spots on it pull up alongside her. The vehicle was being driven by a thin black male thought to be in his 20s.

The man attempted to catch the woman’s attention by speaking to her, according to a sheriff’s report of the incident. When she looked over into his vehicle, she noticed the man had exposed himself.

She called a male family member, who was shopping at a nearby store and immediately came out into the parking lot to check on her. Upon being approached by the family member, the suspect drove away and out of view.

A similar incident occurred on March 18 at around 4:47 p.m., when another woman called the Crescenta Valley station to report that a male suspect in a similarly described vehicle was exposing himself while parked outside a commercial business on the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Sgt. John Gilbert said deputies quickly arrived on scene but discovered the informant had already left.

“We were never able to contact them at the scene, and they didn’t leave a phone number to be contacts,” the sergeant said. “It sounded like quite possibly another [related] incident had occurred, so we’re using this to reach out to any victims or witnesses in that case.”

Investigators are encouraging anyone who may have witnessed those or similar incidents to contact Detective Michael Spears at (818) 236-4010.

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