Suspected Serial Flasher Faces Charges for Indecent Exposure

Suspected Serial Flasher Faces Charges for Indecent Exposure
Photo: John T. Ramos

UNION CITY — Women walking in the vicinity of Veterans Park can breathe a sigh of relief. Police have arrested a man suspected of being a serial flasher on indecent exposure charges.

Since the beginning of November, a man has been approaching women, exposing his genitals and masturbating. All the victims were walking near Dyer Street and Regents Boulevard, on the northeast side of the park.

During each incident, the man initiated a conversation with the women—usually asking for directions. Next, he exposed himself and masturbated briefly, before walking away to a parked vehicle and then driving away.

His unwelcome exhibitionism was reported by five women, and police have reason to believe there may be more victims.

Each of the known victims provided similar descriptions of the perpetrator to police, and the vehicle he used to flee. However, none of the first four victims was able to provide a vehicle license plate number. Finally, the fifth woman who reported the man did manage to get the plate number.

Based on vehicle registration information, an investigating officer identified the suspect. This led police to search a residence last week, about one mile away from where the flasher was bothering women.

After searching a home on the 32500 block of Christine Drive, police arrested 37-year-old John T. Ramos. On January 4th, Ramos was charged with several misdemeanors involving indecent exposure.

Police believe there may be additional victims who have yet to come forward. Anyone with information can contact Officer Roberta Paul at 510-458-3703, or email robertap@unioncity.org.

Suspected Serial Flasher Faces Charges for Indecent Exposure was last modified: January 16th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Alameda

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