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Police Report Additional Incidents of Indecent Exposure

December 9, 2015

At approximately 3:35 p.m. on December 8 two female Grade 5 Winston Churchill Public School students were walking home on Earl Street between Macdonnell Street and Napier Street, when they were approached by a man in a vehicle who then exposed himself. The girls quickly retreated. They reported the incident to a teacher who happened to also be walking home in the area. The incident was immediately reported to the school and police. Neither girl was harmed.

Kingston Police are investigating this incident, and a similar incident that took place a few minutes later on Earl Street between Frontenac Street and Alfred Street. This incident was reported by a female Queen’s University student.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18 to 20 years of age, wearing a dark jacket. In one of the occurrences he is also described as wearing a dark-coloured hat. He was driving a red, older model small sedan that did not appear to be well maintained. It one incident it was described as being similar to a Pontiac Sunfire. In the second case it was described as being possibly similar to a Toyota Corolla.

Back in October of 2015 Kingston Police were investigating two similar incidents that could be related. At approximately 6:40 p.m. on October 25 a female was walking on a Collingwood Street sidewalk near Earl Street when an older model, dark-coloured passenger car approached her westbound on Earl Street. The lone male driver attempted to engage in some small conversation with the female pedestrian, getting her attention to observe him exposing himself while still seated in the vehicle. The male continued to drive beside the woman for a short period of time before driving away. The licence plate wasn’t observed. He is described as Caucasian, mid-twenties in age, average build, short dark hair, unshaven and was wearing a baseball cap and a dark-coloured tank-top.

Then at approximately 1:45 p.m. on October 27 a second female was walking westbound on Earl Street at Clergy Street when a lone male driver, having similar physical and vehicle descriptors as from the first incident, drove up beside her, made a comment to get her attention and then exposed himself to her. He then drove away without any further exchange. This male was described as Caucasian, between 25-35 years of age, short brown hair, unshaven, brown eyes and wearing a dark-coloured forward-facing baseball cap. The vehicle was described as an older model, small to average size car, with a wine or burgundy colour. The complainant feels it resembles a Chevrolet or Pontiac from the 1990’s. Either the exhaust or the engine were described as rumbling.

Aside from personal safety being the first priority, investigators are asking the public to obtain the licence plate of a vehicle they suspect of being involved. Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Tanya Compeau at 613-549-4660 ext. 6321 or via email at tcompeau@kpf.ca.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, by private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page, or via a Direct Message to the official Twitter account.

areas of indecent exposure crimes

These incidents remain a concern in the university district.

Members of the Queen's community are reminded that AMS Walkhome Service is available for accompanied walks by calling 613-533-9255 (613-533-WALK).

If you require a 'safe walk' from one area of campus to another after Walkhome's hours of operation, you can contact Campus Security at 613-533-6080 or by using a campus emergency "blue light" phone or any campus payphone (free to call).

Familiarize yourself with nearby campus Blue Light Emergency Phones, program the Queen's Emergency phone number into your cell phone, and download the SecureApp (SeQure) feature to your cell phone.

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