By Caleb Hutton
Police took two reports of indecent exposure in Bellingham a few hours apart Wednesday evening, Aug. 1.
Police aren’t sure if the cases are connected.
Two 10-year-old girls spied a man in his 20s exposing himself and masturbating about 6 pm. off a trail on the west side of Lake Padden, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young.
Their parents reported it to police about three hours later — and it appeared the girls had been too horrified by what they saw, Young said, to offer a good description to investigators.
At 11:30 p.m., two women at an apartment in the 3100 block of Ferry Avenue looked out on their balcony and saw a man wearing a bandanna that covered his whole face, except for his eyes. He was masturbating. By the time the cops arrived, he was gone.
The suspect was described as a skinny white man in his 20s, Young said. He wore dark long pants and a dark long-sleeved shirt. Western Washington University put out this campus-wide alert.
If you have any leads in either case, call 911.
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