Know who you're sharing the trail with

Nanaimo

2022-05-03 14:11 PDT

File # 2022-13979

The Nanaimo RCMP is warning the public to be aware when using local trails after a man exposed himself to a woman. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 PM on Wednesday April 27, 2022, on the Beach Estates Trail. The incident was reported and the investigation is continuing.

Our city parks and trails are used by thousands of people every year for hiking, biking, jogging and a variety of other uses and are inherently safe. Unfortunately, like other communities, indecent exposures occur from time to time. Staying alert, maintaining spatial awareness and reacting properly are several ways to react if confronted, said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

In the Beach Estates trail incident, the witness described the suspect as a white man, mid 20’s, brown curly hair, and glasses. He was wearing a black jacket with grey sleeves, black sweatpants and grey runners, and was last seen walking in front of Save On Foods at Brooks Landing Mall.

The following tips are provided to assist you in staying safe while enjoying our city trails and parks

Don’t let a few incidents prevent you from getting out and enjoying nature. If you have information on this incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-13979.
 

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
nanaimo.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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