An Oakland man who police said exposed himself to a woman in a Palo Alto park was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 8, according to a police department press release.
Police were dispatched to Peers Park, at 899 Park Blvd., at about 2:15 p.m. on report of a man, later identified as Joseph Nicholas Harrell, exposing himself to a woman walking in the area.
The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking through the park when Harrell, 30, called out to her, asking her to look his way, police said.
When she looked over, Harrell's hand was in his pants and he was allegedly engaged in "lewd conduct," which he continued as the woman left the park to call police.
Harrell was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor lewd and lascivious conduct, police said.
Police said there were no children present in the park at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.