Elmira Police investigating public lewdness sightings

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Elmira Police responded to the area of Friendly Place for a report of a male walking down the road wearing a ski mask and trench coat, but not wearing pants Wednesday morning around 6:55 a.m.

According to a release, the first officer on scene observed this individual and a foot pursuit ensued. A perimeter was established and the suspect was located and taken into custody.

The suspect was transported to the Elmira Police Department to be interviewed.  Due to the ongoing investigation, the suspects name and photo will not be released at this time.  The Elmira Police Department is trying to determine if this incident is related to other similar incidents that have occurred recently.       

The investigation into these incidents continues.  The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding these incidents to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.
 

 


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