On 8/14/15 at 12:33 P.M., officers and a park ranger were dispatched to the MKT Trail between Scott Boulevard and Twin Lakes Trail Head in reference to an indecency report. The investigation revealed a female victim was jogging on the trail when a Hispanic male on a bicycle rode past her, grabbed her butt, and rode on.
At 12:48 P.M., Public Safety Joint Communications received another report of indecency on the MKT Trail between Forum Nature Area and the 3M Wetlands Area. The investigation of this report revealed as female victim was walking the trail, a Hispanic male on a dark colored bicycle rode past her, stopped, dropped his pants and exposed himself. The victim proceeded to turn around and run away from the suspect. The suspect followed the victim on his bicycle for a short distance before stopping.
On 7/5/15, two reports similar in nature were received on the Hinkson Creek Trail (see prior press release). The investigations are on-going. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early twenties. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and khaki pants.
The Columbia Police Department urges trail users to be alert and contact law enforcement immediately should you notice any suspicious persons or behavior.
If you have any information regarding these incidents or those on 7/5/15, please contact the Columbia Police Department, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.