Police seeking man after lewd incident in Newman

05/23/2013 8:52 AM

05/23/2013 8:44 PM

Newman police are looking for a man who masturbated in front of a juvenile Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the girl, whose age was not released, was walking in the area of Merced and M streets at about 3:30 p.m. when a man in a car pulled up beside her. The man asked her some questions and started laughing.

The girl looked into the car and saw the man was masturbating. She ran off and he drove away.

Investigators described the suspect as white, in his 30s with short, dark hair. He was driving an orange or faded red Chevrolet with tinted back windows and a primer-gray hood. Police urge residents to be aware of their surroundings and to report any and all suspicious activity.

The non-emergency dispatch number is (209) 552-2472. Dial 911 for all emergencies.

Authorities ask anyone with information about this case to contact officer John Marriott at (209) 862-2902 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can E-mail tips at www.modestopolice.com/crimestoppers, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “tip704” plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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