Kirkland police release sketches of suspect in 2 separate cases of indecent exposure, lewd conduct

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Police released sketches Thursday of a suspect believed to have responsible for two separate incidents in which a man exposed himself and committed a lewd act in front of women.

The women were walking alone in Juanita Bay and Juanita Beach Parks. The incidents occurred in the late afternoon to evening hours. In each incident, the man exposed his genitals and masturbated but did not make any threats or attempt to make physical contact with either women, police said. "We don`t want him continuing to do that. There`s other people out there, there`s kids out there, there`s all kinds of things. We don`t know what he`s capable of doing. He might start out being just fine with exposing himself. He may decide to take it to the next level," said Kirkland Police Lt. Rob Saloum.

The suspect is described as an Indian or Middle Eastern male, 20-30 years old, 5’10”-6’0” tall, with a slender build and short, black, shaggy hair.

The sketches were created with the assistance of each victim. Based on similarities in each case, police said, the suspects are believed to be the same man. "We're asking for the public`s help. They may not have direct knowledge of these events, but maybe they`ve seen something, or maybe there`s one that they saw, that occurred that they thought nothing of it, ok, it`s not worth reporting. It is. We really would like to know if there`s any unreported one that would be great, or if you do have information on the suspect," said Lt. Saloum.

If you think you've fallen prey to the suspect and haven't told police, or know anything at all that can help identify him, use the P3 Tips App to anonymously submit your information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).