Another case of indecent exposure -- the fifth since Sept. 21 -- has been reported in Palo Alto. A man walked up to four women Tuesday (Oct. 12) at 8:30 a.m. near Park Boulevard and Oxford Avenue and "exposed himself to them," Palo Alto police Lt. Sandra Brown stated in a press release.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a black sweater and blue jeans. He was last seen walking on Oxford toward El Camino Real. The suspect fits the description of a man wanted in connection with three other episodes of indecent exposure in late September.
The first incident was reported Sept. 21 at 7:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Stanford Avenue when a man allegedly exposed himself to an unidentified victim. On Sept. 23 at 8:15 a.m., a similar exposure took place at Birch Street and Oxford, just two blocks away from Stanford Avenue, police said.
The third exposure was reported Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Bol Park, 3590 Laguna Ave., Palo Alto. Police "flooded the area" and arrested 47-year-old Reducindo Sandoval of East Palo Alto, who was positively identified. Sandoval was booked into the San Jose Main Jail.
The fourth incident was reported Sept. 27 at 9:15 a.m. on the foot path near Terman Middle School. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 to 200 pounds.
Also on Tuesday (Oct. 12), at 4:20 a.m., a Palo Alto police officer saw a man masturbating near the northbound Caltrain platform at the University Avenue station. The man, a transient, was arrested, cited and released. There was no one else on the platform at the time of the incident.