The Long Beach Police Department would like to alert the community to several incidents that have taken place involving a male subject who has exposed himself to children walking to school. The Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and locating his vehicle.
From February 11 through March 4, 2015, there have been six reported incidents that have occurred between the hours of 7:45 and 9:00 a.m. These incidents occurred within the boundaries of Coronado Avenue to Euclid Avenue, and from 7th Street to 10th Street.
The suspect has often been seen sitting in the passenger side of his parked vehicle with his pants down, exposing himself, and sometimes masturbating as female minors walked by. On many occasions, he has called out to the minors, attempting to get them to walk closer.
In one incident, the suspect was parked near Euclid Avenue & 7th Street from approximately 8:45 to 8:55 a.m., and during that time called out to two minor victims. As the minors walked by, the suspect opened his door and tried to grab one of them; however, she was able to run away.
The suspect has been described as follows:
Age: 24 to 35 years
Clothing: Black shirt and black “Dickie” pants
An image of the suspect’s vehicle was obtained from surveillance footage in the area. The car is described as a white passenger vehicle with tinted windows. Patrol officers have been actively searching for the suspect, and law enforcement agencies in the region have been alerted. Detectives continue to follow-up on leads and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or his vehicle is urged to contact Long Beach Police Sex Crimes Detective Adriana Jaurigui at (562) 570-7372. Anyone knowing the immediate whereabouts of the suspect should call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org