The Meridian Police Department has released a composite sketch of a suspect in an indecent exposure investigation.
Around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, officers say a twelve-year-old girl was running in the area of South Locust Grove and East Lake Creek in south Meridian. “The girl reported an older, white vehicle driven by a white man in his early to mid-twenties stopped next to her. The man began to talk with the victim and then exposed himself to her,” said Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.
The victim immediately ran away and contacted her mother, who then contacted police, he said.
The victim described the vehicle as a small, older, passenger car with faded or “matte” white paint, a grey interior, tinted windows, and a Ada County license plate starting with “1A”. She also noticed a blue edging, possibly a license plate cover, around the license plate.
The suspect was described as being in his early to mid-twenties, of average build, and having brown hair, gel-styled upward in the front. “The suspect had light eyebrows with a slight unibrow, and acne or sun spots under his eyes. He also had a light stubble beard described as barely noticeable. He was wearing a turquoise t-shirt and jeans at the time of the incident,” Basterrechea stated.
If you’ve seen the man -- or were in the neighborhood at the time and witnessed the interaction -- you are urged to contact the Meridian Police Department at 888-6678.