The Jamestown Police Department is investigating two incidents of a man exposing himself to teenagers as they walk to school.
According to Jamestown Police Captain Robert Samuelson, the public lewdness incidents occurred on Sept. 29 and Tuesday.
Samuelson said the person involved was described as a white male in his late 40s or 50s with dark hair and a dark mustache. The man is also described to be possibly missing one of his front teeth, between 175 to 180 pounds, 6 feet to feet 1 inches tall and wearing dark colored pants with a dark colored shirt as well as a jean jacket and a red bandana with a black design on his head.
"We are currently following several leads we have involving possible suspects, and we are asking help from the public in identifying him," he said.
The incidents occurred on Foote Avenue and First Street as the students were making their way to Jamestown High School. Neither incident occurred on school property, he said.
The Sept. 29 incident occurred at 7:26 a.m. and the Tuesday incident occurred at 7:18 a.m. and again at 7:34 a.m.
"We are working with several different agencies involving this to try to identify the subject here," he said.
Jamestown High School was advised to contact parents through their Global Connect network and inform them of the incidents.
Samuelson said these incidents are not believed to be related to the Sept. 27 incident in the Lincoln School area at 6 p.m. That incident involved an older man with white hair, wearing glasses and a black shirt or coat, driving an older silver car, who allegedly stopped and took a picture of two girls then sped away.
"At this point we have no reason to believe they are connected, however we are conducting our investigation in a broad range," said Samuelson. "At this point we do not believe they are directly related."
Samuelson said complaints like this are not particularly common, however they do happen.
"In terms of the location in the downtown area, there are multiple avenues to approach to the high school, so we are using resources that we have to try to bring this to a conclusion," he said.
He urged members of the public with any information regarding the identity of the suspect to call the police department at 483-7531 or 483-7537. All calls and tips will be kept confidential. He also urged those walking to school to report incidents as soon as possible if they do occur. Samuelson said that patrol cars are regularly in school zones already targeting traffic control and suspicious situations, so reporting an incident quickly will help officers.
"If something does happen, you see something suspicious or this does occur, make sure you report it immediately so that we can have a patrol directly to that area," he said.