RCMP Report Indecent Act At Playground

RCMP_logoOn July 3rd, 2016 at approximately 3:20 pm  the Powell River RCMP were called concerning a male who had exposed his genitals to children at a playground next to the dog park at the Old Town site, Powell River, BC.  The caller was the father of his three children who advised him they had been playing at the playground when a male entered the park from the Oak Street side as they played.  The male continued across the field and into the fenced off playground area and sat down underneath the children’s slide.  The male spoke to the children while seated under the slide, and exposed his genitals.  The children then left the park and went home where they immediately told their father of what occurred.  The male was seen leaving across the dog park to Oak Street, then he turned right on Oak Street toward Aspen Avenue and out of sight.

Police made extensive patrols of the area and conducted neighborhood enquiries with negative results.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 30’s to 40’s, slim build, blond curling hair collar length.  He was clean shaven, with some scruff on one side and some freckles.  He was wearing a blue button up or zipper shirt which was open at the chest, short shorts, and white boots with black laces. H also had on a dark or black ball cap with a baseball bat and ball logo on the front. The male is also described as having two big front teeth.

Anyone that may have seen a male matching this description is asked to contact the Powell River RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Callers to Crimestoppers will remain anonymous.

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8 Responses to RCMP Report Indecent Act At Playground

  1. Norma says:

    And so it goes. People are assuming they know who this person is (and hey, if not him then maybe his brother, right?), even though the description doesn’t even apparently fit with who they think it is (there’s just a little difference between being bald and having blond curly hair, isn’t there?)
    What is the purpose to this? To incite people? To make them look at their neighbors with fear and suspicion? Because this is not a useful discussion or a “service” to the community–it is speculation, gossip, and fear mongering. It is the what used to be tossed around in gossip over the fence but now it is apparently okay to broadcast it all over the Internet in a format that pretends to be news. Just to be really clear on this–it doesn’t help anyone–police, parents, children or the rest of us.
    I say it again–if you think you know something. go to the police.
    I also continue to say that the original “naming” comment should have been removed.

  2. worried grandma/mother says:

    Isn’t he bald?He does have a brother but the fact that automatically you go to that guy.There are other perv’s in this town,a lot of them in fact.Wish I had my old dog,he had no problem chasing down bad people,should have had him properly trained…I hope they catch this person before he becomes some child’
    s nightmare…

  3. Norma says:

    The RCMP saw fit to release a description. No where did they suggest a name. Have any of these people spoken to the police about their what they SUSPECT?
    Some people can’t tell the difference between speculation and truth as it is and will read it here and just assume that they KNOW a certain individual is guilty. That is something we really don’t want to see, is it?
    This is a very bad idea and if this is a forum for naming names and spreading unsubstantiated gossip about individuals, then it should say so and not claim to be “news.”

  4. Devon Hanley says:

    YES – A good place to post this – in fact anywhere people will READ it is a GOOD place to post it – thank you!

  5. Publisher says:

    Hi Norma,
    We did think about removing the post, but it was something that the RCMP saw their way clear to release to the public in an effort to alert the community. The point of this blog is for our community to have a place to interact with one another. This is something we should probably be talking about…

  6. Norma says:

    If you think you know who this is, you should be talking to the police not posting it here. This is the sort of thing that leads to speculation and gossip. That’s why we have law enforcement.
    I think the Daily News should remove this post, actually.

  7. Someone says:

    I totally agree it does sound like him! Same thing happened when I was in Henderson and again to me and my friend at the mall in high school.

  8. Susie says:

    Does that not sound like Ke*** La**y?

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