Police warning the public about suspicious male, indecent act

Lethbridge Police are warning the public following an incident where a male was observed committing an indecent act while he watched children in a northside park.

On August 31, 2016 sometime between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. a male was observed in the St. James Boulevard area near St. Charles Road North and St. Andrew Road North. The male was observed to be masturbating in close proximity of a park as he watched several children playing. He was last seen walking from the park southwest to the area of St. Charles Road North.

Police were not dispatched to the area at the time, as the matter was not reported until a day after the incident.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with a medium build. He was wearing a mint green t-shirt, skinny jeans, a baseball hat and sunglasses with wire frames.

There have been several similar events this year with no arrest made to date and police are asking the public to help keep our youth and community safe by watching out for suspicious activity – especially near parks or other areas where children are likely to be present – and immediately reporting it. Try and get a good description of the person – what they look like, what they are wearing, direction of travel, a vehicle if they get into one and the license plate number, etc.

For a crime in progress call 911.

For non-emergencies call 403-328-4444.

Anyone with information on this indecent act is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to an arrest.