WPD: suspicious man at skate park identified

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Pictured is a surveillance image of the man police are trying to identify who allegedly approached young females at the skate park. (WPD photo)

The Waterloo Police Department last week asked the community for assistance in identifying a suspicious man who had allegedly been approaching young females at the skate park located at 308 North Library Street.

Pictured is the suspect’s vehicle. (WPD photo)

Police said that shortly before 7 p.m. on Oct. 20, it was reported that a white male was exhibiting suspicious behavior at the park.

“He was approaching young females and telling them they were ‘pretty’ and he was the park security guard,” Waterloo Police Chief Jim Trantham said.

After photos of the person of interest and his vehicle were publicized Monday, Waterloo police said Tuesday the man had been identified.

“The subject was interviewed this morning at the Waterloo Police Department,” Waterloo police detective Jeff Prosise said Tuesday.  “No charges are pending at this time.”

Prosise thanked the community for contacting police.

The man was described as ranging between 25 and 40 years old, standing between five-feet-nine and six feet tall and weighing between 185 and 200 pounds, with short dark black hair and unshaven facial hair.

“He sat in the parking lot in an older red passenger car, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix,” Trantham said. “This vehicle may have tinted side windows.”

The subject was reportedly seen in the skate park area on previous occasions, usually in the mornings between 9 and 11 a.m., police said.

“We have increased our patrols of the area and are requesting the public’s help in identifying this individual as soon as possible,” Trantham said last week.

 

 

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