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Police receive two reports of a man exposing himself to WWU students Thursday

Police reported two incidents of a man exposing himself to Western Washington University students Thursday, Feb. 12.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, a man exposed himself to a woman near the 2500 block of Taylor Avenue, according to an alert sent by the university.

The man was described as white and in his 30s with brown hair, a slim build and patchy facial hair. He drove a light brown, late model Chevy pickup truck with Washington license plates starting with the letter “B,” according to the alert.

Just before midnight, the university sent out another alert saying a man exposed himself to three women at the intersection of Jersey Street and Maple Street. That man was described as white, in his 20s, with facial hair and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, according to the alert.

Paul Cocke, WWU spokesman, said Friday that the university has no more information on the two exposures.

“The safety of Western's students, faculty and staff is the university's top priority. Western has a very safe campus and such incidents are typically very infrequent. Police are actively working the cases and anyone who has any information about these incidents should immediately call 911,” Cocke said.

Bellingham police had no further information on the two exposures either, said Sgt. Claudia Murphy.

A man booked into Whatcom County Jail on Thursday for indecent exposure, Bob B. Weatherby, was not related to the two incidents near Western’s campus, Murphy said.

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