UPDATE: Police report the arrest of man accused of exposing himself to students, 10/5/10

Below is a press release/crime alert from Portland Police about incidents near Hosford Middle School. Thanks to our Southeast Crime Prevention Coordinator Katherine Anderson for passing this on. As she says, “You are extra eyes and ears out in the neighborhoods.”

Posted: September 28, 2010 12:35

This morning, Monday September 27, 2010 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., a subject was observed openly masturbating in his vehicle parked near Southeast 26th Avenue and Grant Street in view of the public. Four female students from Hosford Middle School walked past his vehicle on their way to school and he soon started his car, followed them for about a block and pulled over next to them as if to make contact with them while still masturbating.

The suspect contacted a different female student a few minutes later in the same area, telling her he liked her shirt. The suspect was seen by a school staff member several minutes later on the opposite side of the school, driving very slowly past the school near Southeast 28th Place and Grant Street .

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, late 20’s to late 30’s, about 5’2 and 150 pounds, with very short dark hair (head almost shaved), mustache and goatee, wearing a light colored shirt and dark pants or jeans.

The vehicle is described as an older model white 4-door smaller car, possibly a Pontiac , with a dent on one of the front fenders, possibly black wheels and black bumpers, with black scratches on the rear passenger side fender.

Anyone with information about this suspect is encouraged to call 9-1-1.