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Police say this man was masturbating in his parked car. Cops want to talk to him

Police are suspecting this man in an indecent exposure incident Sunday at AM-PM at 3002 Old Fairhaven Parkway.
Police are suspecting this man in an indecent exposure incident Sunday at AM-PM at 3002 Old Fairhaven Parkway. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Police released a photo Wednesday afternoon of a man they say was involved in one of four indecent exposure incidents that were reported in the three-day span over the weekend. Three of those happened at or near Western Washington University.

A Western alert was sent out Friday afternoon, reporting a man masturbating in a car in a university parking lot.

Hours later, around 9:17 p.m., someone called Bellingham Police – the caller reported seeing a man masturbating as he walked near a woman in the 1100 block of North Forest Street.

Around 5 p.m. the next day, police received a report of a man seen masturbating in a window of a residence in the 1700 block of East Maple Street.

Then on Sunday, police received another report of a man masturbating in his car in the parking lot of the AM-PM at 3002 Old Fairhaven Parkway. The photo shows the suspect entering the convenience store.

The man was driving a silver four-door VW Jetta with a pink Hawaiian flower sticker on the rear passenger window, according to police Detective Sue Howell.

Howell said the man does not match the description of the prolific voyeur, who is suspected in more than two dozen cases of lewd conduct throughout a six-month span on Western’s campus and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Lt. Danette Beckley said Tuesday there was a description on at least one of the other suspects involved in the incidents late Friday, Saturday and Sunday – but declined to give any additional information, such as the circumstances behind the calls, how someone may have noticed them or the descriptions of the suspects, citing open investigations.

Tips about the incidents can be sent to Bellingham Police Detective Sue Howell at 360-778-8682, anonymously at 360-778-8611, or online at cob.org/tips.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt

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