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UCPD Releases More Info on Flasher at Village

The University of California Police Department sent out additional information Tuesday about Monday's flasher.

The University of California Police Department sent out additional information Tuesday about Monday's flasher. It appears below in full. 

INDECENT EXPOSURE

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE ALBANY

UCPD received a report that on Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. a resident of UVA was the victim of an indecent exposure crime. The victim, a female resident of the married student housing facility, was at home with her two children when a male knocked on the door.  The male suspect told the victim that he was a maintenance person and was there to do repairs.  The victim let the suspect into her apartment. The suspect proceeded to walk around the apartment as if he were about to do repair work.  

The suspect asked the victim if he could use her restroom which the victim granted permission.  Upon exiting the restroom the suspect unzipped his pants and exposed himself to the victim.  The victim screamed and the suspect fled the apartment in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as:  

A White male, approximately 50 years of age, about 6’0” in height, with a thin build and thinning grey hair, wearing a long sleeve shirt and khaki pants.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact:

University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM
(510) 642-6760 / All other times

Rona September 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM
WWWHHHAAATTTT!!!!!! That is insane!!! But I am grateful that is ALL he did..no telling what else he could of done. I've always been told growing up to NEVER let anyone in the house (when I am alone) that "says" they come for repairs or maintenance unless I was told (by my elder siblings or parents at the time) that some one was coming by to check on this or that. So now as an adult I hang onto that even more. Especially in this day and age. I once had a solicitor open the screen door when I politely said NO I was not interested. I am glad my initial reaction was to "step to him" in return and look at him as if "you will NOT come in this house". He looked surprised I did that and backed off. God forbid "what" he would of done if I did not take a stand. This was a few years ago. Ever since then I have a No Soliciting sign posted twice leading up to my door. It is sad you are not even safe on your own property anymore. I hate having the "be alert and prepared to protect yourself at all times" mentality. But being a short tiny little thing, I know better. I hope they catch him, or I hope he ends up doing that to someone "that would make him think twice" of ever doing that again..Creep!!!!
Deborah Longmire September 19, 2012 at 06:09 PM
This guy will become more brave with each incident, next it will be rape or murder. Imperative that he be caught ASAP!!
Winifred Owen September 19, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I hope they find this horrid guy quickly and put him out of business. On a personal note, I no longer open my door unless I am expecting someone, and then only after peeking out to confirm. I don't like trying to get rid of a petitioner, solicitor, etc., and then feeling guilty that I was somehow rude. Or, conversely, suckered by "being nice." Or, worst case, faced with a potentially dangerous person such as the guy who entered this woman's home. I sometimes have posted a sign by my door (that eventually becomes decrepit from the weather and I forget to make a new one) saying, "No petitioners, no solicitors, no religious solicitors. Girl Scout cookies OK." My (adult) daughter opened the door once to a clipboard-carrying petitioner. When she pointed out the sign, he said, "I'm Girl Scout cookies." Good for a laugh and a politely closed door. I personally don't choose to be accosted in my home and asked to discuss politics, my position on an issue, or whatever. A couple of times when I've been "caught" unaware, my response was, "I may agree with you 100%, I may disagree with you 100%, but I simply do not want to discuss or sign anything now. You may leave any material you have, and I'll consider it. Thank you and goodbye." I recently decided, though, that not opening the door is the best solution for me. So if this pervert shows up at my place, he’ll be out of luck.
Jonathan Winters September 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM
As the supervisor for the maintenance crew at University Village--whom among our crew of six workers and myself have over 140 years of cumulative experience serving families who live with us at the village--I just want to mention that an incident such as this is painful for us too. We work hard to attend to building problems, provide preventative inspections and services, as well as assist in keeping all students safe while in residence with us. Our group takes pride in doing a good job and responding appropriately to resident requests. Incidents such as this undermine the trust we strive to create in all we do. The Village is an extension of the wider community; all residents need to exercise vigilance and watch out for their friends and neighbors. I want to add my assurance that our group and the other custodial and trades teams that serve the Village, have the best interests of our residents in mind and heart.

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