Marysville – 10.24.17 6:00 PM
Between approximately 2:45 PM and 3:40 PM On Thursday, 10/19/17, two separate teenage girls reported to police that an adult male had contacted them as they were walking home from school in a residential neighborhood located in East Marysville.
On both occasions, the male spoke with them from the open window of his vehicle, asking each of them if they wanted to see his genitals. The first female said no, and the male departed in his vehicle.
The second incident unfolded in much the same way, though as the male was speaking to the juvenile female from his vehicle, he exposed himself to her. She immediately walked away, and the suspect sped off.
Though the incidents had not occurred on or near school property, as both girls were students walking home from school, The Marysville Police notified the school district, who shared the information in the interest of students’ safety.
Patrol officers canvassed the neighborhoods where each incident occurred, and were able to locate surveillance footage of the suspect vehicle leaving the area.
On the following afternoon, a Marysville School Resource Officer stopped a vehicle matching the vehicle caught on video and the description given by both girls. The officer made contact with the male driver, who was identified and released shortly afterward.
The vehicle stopped by the SRO also matched the description given by an adult female who had reported a similar incident in mid-September, including a large decal in the back window of the vehicle. This same decal was present in the back window of the vehicle that the School Resource Officer stopped on October 20th.
Detectives conducted follow up investigation, and both juvenile female victims positively identified the male driver stopped by the School Resource Officer as the one who had contacted them and exposed himself on October 19th.
Detectives located and arrested the man earlier today without incident. He was later booked into the Marysville Jail for two counts of Communicating With a Minor For Immoral Purposes and one count of Indecent Exposure.
“These two young ladies should be commended for their quick thinking in both these incidents,” said Sergeant Pete Shove. “Their ability to quickly get to safety while being good witnesses resulted in the rapid resolution of this case.”