PRESS RELEASE: Public's Help Needed to Identify Suspect
The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for three indecent exposure incidents. The incidents occurred between February 6 and May 14, 2018 when the suspect would expose himself to females as they walked near Wilson High School. The first incident occurred on February 6, 2018 at approximately 6:45 AM, near 7th Street and Mira Mar Avenue. A female adult was walking in the area when she saw a male, white, 20-25 years-old masturbating inside a silver vehicle. The second incident occurred on May 1, 2018 at approximately 6:00 PM, near 10th Street and Ximeno Avenue. A female juvenile was walking in the area when she saw a male white subject sitting in a gray vehicle masturbating. The third incident occurred on May 9, 2018 at approximately 3:20 PM, near 11th Street and Molino Avenue. A female juvenile was walking home from school, when a male, white, approximately 30 years-old driving a silver vehicle, followed her and then exposed himself. The suspect is described as a male white, age 20-40, average to thin build, short black hair. The suspect vehicle is described as White or Gray. The above photo is of the actual vehicle. Detectives are hoping someone will be able to identify the vehicle and a possible suspect from the above photos and sketch. Anyone with information regarding these incidents or can identify the suspect are urged to call Sex Crimes Detective James Smigla at (562) 570-7368. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.
Sketch of Suspect: