Milpitas: Man exposes himself in the park around children

Milpitas police are searching for a man who reportedly was walking around Augustine Park with his genitals exposed about 4:30 p.m. on July 20 while children were present.

“We made contact with two juveniles at the park who said they saw the male walking around with his genitalia exposed and his hands in his pants and then when they challenged him about his pants being open he took off running and was last seen getting into a four-door dark sedan,” Milpitas police Sgt. Mathew Miller said Friday .

He said the minors managed to get photos and video of the man running away and of the car he drove off in. They did not get an image of the car’s license plate, he said.

Miller said the minors described the man as Middle Eastern, 29 or 30 years old, 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11 inches tall with brown hair and a beard, wearing an orange shirt and green pants.

Miller said police would reach out to other law enforcement agencies with the photos and description to see if they could help identify him or had “similar contacts with this individual.”

Miller encouraged residents who see a man behaving in a similar manner to report him to police right away.

“More often than not if they are doing it in the park, he might go elsewhere so we would like to prevent that from happening,” Miller said.

Although he could not cite how many indecent exposure calls the police department gets, he said they’re rare.

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Source:: The Mercury News

Looking for grunion? East Bay parks leading outing at Alameda’s Crown beach

ALAMEDA — East Bay Regional Park District naturalist Susan Ramos will be leading a July 25 special outing to search for small silver fish called grunion at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach.

Registration is open for the 1:30 to 3:30 a.m. July 25 and the 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Aug. 22 outings. Register by calling 510-544-3187 or by emailing Participants should dress warmly, bring a small flashlight, and wear shoes to walk on the sand. After a short introduction, participants will cover flashlights with red cellophane to minimize impact on the fish, and then walk out to search for grunion.

Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach has an enforced park curfew of 10 p.m., but these outings are approved by the park.

On a moonless night in May, 15 people set out in the early morning hours along Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, searching for grunion. In the past, grunion have been seen along the San Francisco Bay in small numbers, but on this excursion, participants discovered that approximately 1,000 fish had shown up to spawn.

Normally, the grunion’s range is from Point Conception in southern Santa Barbara County to Point Abreojos in northern Baja California.

Grunions are numerous in Southern California where people go fishing for them. These small fish can only be caught using bare hands — no nets, poles or even digging holes are allowed.

They may not be harvested in April or May, during the peak of their spawning cycle. The grunion in the San Francisco Bay are much smaller than those in Southern California, but are considered to be the same species.

Grunions actually come up on shore to lay their eggs in the sand, according to Ramos. Males appear first, scouting the area at the edge of the tide line. The females arrive next, arching their backs …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

Longmont police seek suspect in fatal shooting in Walmart parking lot

Joseph Anderson

Longmont police are searching for a 34-year-old suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting early this morning in the parking lot of the Walmart at 2285 E. Ken Pratt Blvd.

Longmont Police DepartmentJoseph Anderson

Police say they’ve obtained an arrest warrant on charges of second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender for Joseph Keith Anderson, who has ties to the Loveland and Littleton areas.

He was last seen driving a black Nissan Murano with a white or tan top, with Colorado license plate DBQ 998.

Anyone who sees Anderson is asked to call 911 immediately.

Officials earlier this morning said there is no danger to the community following the shooting, and that Longmont police have “identified the involved party, and we are attempting to locate him.”

Police were dispatched to the Walmart’s north parking lot at 2:57 a.m. on a report of a possible shooting. They found that a witness had transported the 23-year-old victim to Longmont United Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The victim’s name will be released by the Weld County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.

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