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Indecent exposure

Newark Police investigate two indecent exposure incidents


3:38 p.m., July 24, 2013--Newark Police are investigating two recent indecent exposure incidents that appear to be unrelated.

The first incident occurred at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at McDonald’s Restaurant, 815 South College Ave. A woman and her daughter were driving down a service road to the restaurant when they saw a man standing by dumpsters who appeared to be urinating. On their way out of the parking lot, they saw the same man masturbating. After being observed, he ran through an opening in a fence toward McVey Elementary School. The woman dropped her daughter off at a friend’s house, returned to the scene and contacted Newark Police. Newark Police officers and a canine unit checked the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect in this incident is described as a white male, 40 to 49 years old, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with collar-length brown hair. He was wearing khaki colored shorts and a light colored button-down shirt. 

The second incident occurred at 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, at an apartment complex at 334 East Main St. A woman pulled into her parking space on the west side of Building D in the complex. She exited her vehicle and saw a man come around the northwest corner of Building D. He stopped walking and said “Hey girl” to the victim, who saw that his penis was sticking out of his pants. The victim ran away and contacted police. Police were unable to locate the suspect. 

The suspect in the second incident is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, with a heavy build, wearing light colored pants and a floral shirt. 

Anyone with additional information on either incident should contact Detective James Skinner at 302-366-7110, ext. 135, or Tips can be texted anonymously to 302NPD, with the message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or, where a reward may be available.

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