Indecent exposure reports prompt warning in Parker
Parker police detectives are trying to determine whether a suspect in an indecent exposure investigation is tied to two other suspicious incidents.
The Parker Police Department responded to four reports of a male acting suspiciously near two apartment complexes between Sept. 22 and Sept. 26. In the latter two incidents – the night of Sept. 25 and early morning of Sept. 26 - the man was seen masturbating in a parking lot at the Cherrywood Apartments at 17000 block of Carlson Drive, then a short time later, in an open space area.
He was described by witnesses as a white male between 25 and 35 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches with an average build, wearing a brown Billabong hoodie, black pants and a gray baseball cap. It is unknown if the incidents are related or involve the same suspect, but there are distinct similarities, said Dawn Cashman, public information officer for the Parker police.
In the first suspicious occurrence, reported Sept. 22 at the Cherrywood Apartments near E-470 and Jordan Road, a man knocked on an apartment window. An adult male who looked outside saw the man, but did not observe him doing anything obscene, Cashman said.
The next incident, on Sept. 24, happened in the 12000 block of Ironstone Way near Stroh Ranch. A man reportedly grabbed a woman’s elbow and left before officers arrived at the scene.
Officers were notified to be on the lookout for suspicious activity at apartment complexes, then letters were sent to residents of those that were affected. Investigators are hoping the fliers will generate leads and prompt other possible victims to come forward with information.
“Maybe somebody saw him getting into vehicle or going into apartment. Or it might be their neighbor,” Cashman said. “Anyone who appears to be milling around for too long should be reported.”
It’s unclear if the man was attempting to draw attention while exposing himself, but one report from the Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 incidents, which police believe happened within the same timeframe, indicated that the man’s pants were around his ankles. All incidents have been between 10 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.
“If he wants to be seen doing that in public, we want to try to catch him as soon as we can,” Cashman said. “We don’t want little kids coming home to see that.”
Detectives are aware that similar occurrences have been reported recently in Castle Rock. It’s not known whether they are connected.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Parker Police Department’s non-emergency number at 303-841-9800.