PORTLAND -- A man matching the description of a flasher seen several times in Portland was reported near Beverly Cleary School Friday morning, but police said the caller was mistaken.
Emergency dispatchers said someone called to report seeing the suspect in the 1800 block of Northeast 33rd Avenue just after 7 a.m.
Ten police units responded to the scene. Police told KGWsoon afterward that people in the neighborhood have been hyper-vigilant in looking for the suspect. The person mistaken for the suspect spoke with police and was released.
Police have received at least six reports of the suspect flashing kids, flashing joggers in heavy foot-traffic areas, and even chasing a woman on Northeast Alberta Street.
He was described as a white man in his 20s or 30s, about 5-foot-8 and chubby, with dark hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt, white socks and white shoes last time he was seen. He may have been associated with light-colored, large American sedan, Simpson said.
Police released a sketch of the suspect last week (above).
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