On 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.