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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 :: 11:41 a.m. PST

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#LASD Transit Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying an indecent exposure suspect

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Transit Services Bureau (TSB) Detectives, are looking to identify a man who intentionally exposed himself in a sexually explicit manner in front of a female passenger while riding on the Metro Green Line, in the City of Lynwood, on Monday, December 10, 2018, at approx. 10:45 a.m.  The suspect, who can be seen on train video, appears to have boarded at the Long Beach Metro Green Line Station.  The victim stated that the suspect sat down across from her in the same train car.  Train video shows that the suspect began exposing himself and attempting to get the victim’s attention.  The suspect was engaged in the lewd act for many minutes when the victim finally did notice him.  She stated that she was extremely offended and got up from her seat and moved to another part of the train car.  The suspect can be seen making note of where the train car cameras were.  He then can be seen exiting the train at the Aviation Station.

The suspect is described as a male, Black, approximately 25 to 30 years-old, 5’8” tall, 168 pounds, with short black hair, a mustache, and a scruffy beard.  He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and was carrying a black or dark grey backpack with a small, white, logo.

LASD TSB handling Detective Karen Velasquez is concerned that the pattern of behavior by the suspect suggests that not only has he done this before, but could also do it again.  “People like this should not be on the streets or on our transit system.  We want to ensure that we get him identified as soon as possible.”  Although the crime that the suspect is currently wanted for is a misdemeanor, his prior arrest history could make this a felony charge.

LASD Detective Sergeant Ed O’Neil believes that the suspect will be identified quickly and knows that these types of crimes are indeed rare on the Metro system.  

Always remember, if you see this person do not approach him!

If you have any information regarding the identity of the person in this flyer (see attached), please contact the Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau, Detective Karen Velasquez, or Detective Sergeant Edward O’Neil at: (323) 563-5000, or you if you wish to remain anonymous, call "LA Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
For information regarding how to ride Metro including fares, schedules, station information and locations, you can call (323) GO METRO (466-3876), or go to http://www.metro.net/ 

Please remember, if you SEE SOMETHING that you believe is suspicious or doesn’t look right to you, SAY SOMETHING by calling: (888) 950-SAFE (7233), or your local police department. You can also use the Transit Watch LA App, to report crime or advise of something or someone suspicious on the transit system.  The App can be downloaded at the Apple App Store, or on Google Play for Android Devices. http://transitwatchla.org/ (remember, calling is always best!!)

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Written by / Media Inquiries:
Ramon Montenegro, L.E.T.
Transit Services Bureau – Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(323) 563-5047
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