Seattle police have arrested a suspect in several incidents of indecent exposure and voyeurism late last year in the Miller Park neighborhood.
Around 3:40 AM Sunday, February 28th, Officers Katrina Walter, Brad Devore and Shawn Crow were responding to a report of a suspicious person creeping around a building in the 300 block of 18th Avenue. On the way to the scene, they spotted the 33-year-old suspect, who was wanted by police in connection with a number of different incidents in the East Precinct (see post below).
Officers arrested the 33-year-old suspect, who identifies as a woman, and booked her into the King County Jail for a $100,000 voyeurism warrant.
Originally posted November 17, 2015:
A man dressed in a long wig and cutoff denim shorts reportedly chased a woman in the Miller Park neighborhood early Thursday, and police are now investigating whether he may have also exposed himself to other women in the area.
Last Thursday, a woman was walking east on 15th Avenue East and East Thomas Street around 2 AM when she passed the suspect, who was headed the opposite direction on the street. She soon noticed the man was following her, and had one hand down his pants. When the man greeted the woman, she crossed the street and began walking down the middle of the road so she would remain under the street lights. As she approached 17th Ave. E, she noticed the suspect dashing toward her and took off running and screamed for help. She was able to flag down a car several blocks away and got a ride home, where she called 911.
Police weren’t able to locate the man, who the victim described as being 6’0, with a medium build, 25-35 years old, wearing cut-off denim shorts and a long black or brown wig.
Investigators are reviewing five other incidents involving a similarly-described suspect, who has reportedly peered into or knocked on the windows of several womens’ apartments, sometimes while masturbating.
The five incidents took place in October and November, between 10 and 11 AM and 1 and 2 AM, all within a few blocks of 17th Ave E. and E. Thomas Street.
If you have any information about this suspect, please contact SPD’s Special Assault Unit at 684-5575 or call 911.