(UPDATED WEDNESDAY EVENING with SPD Blotter info)
1:03 PM: Thanks to multiple Holy Rosary School parents who have forwarded this alert sent in the past hour:
There was another report of an inappropriate exposure during lunch time recess today. This was a different man and he was outside the school property. The police and neighboring schools were notified immediately. Staff will be outside at the end of school.
That’s the entirety of the alert, with no descriptive information, but we’ll be checking with police ASAP and adding anything we learn from them. The previous report was on September 9th, and police went public with additional details the next day. (The school is at 41st/42nd/Genesee on the north end of The Junction.)
ADDED 1:08 PM: Just talked with Seattle Police spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson. He says this is all that’s in their system right now, since an officer’s apparently still out at the scene and hoping to talk with whomever directly witnessed this: The call came in at 11:42 am, that “a male was exposing himself”; the person was described only as white, with dark hair, and possible facial hair. He was said to have left in a vehicle and was reported to have been last seen headed westbound on Dakota.
ADDED 7:38 PM: A story about this has just appeared on SPD Blotter, but there’s no additional descriptive information:
Officers are on the lookout for a man who exposed himself to school children on a playground in West Seattle today. On September 18th at approximately 11:40 a.m. officers responded to Holy Rosary School located in the 4100 block of 42nd Avenue SW for reports of a suspicious man exposing himself to school children.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a school staff member was monitoring the children at recess. Three 14 year old girls approached the recess monitor and told her that a strange man had been watching them from his vehicle. The girls first noticed the man was parked on 41st Avenue SW. As he watched the girls, he held a cell phone near his face as if he was taking pictures or videotaping them. The girls thought he was suspicious so they moved to another part of the playground. The suspect then repositioned his car to be closer to the girls. From where the girls were they could see the driver’s side of the car. The door was open and the suspect was naked from the waist down. The girls immediately ran to notify the recess monitor. As they did this the suspect sped off westbound on SW Dakota Street.
The whole incident occurred very quickly, lasting a couple of minutes. The suspect was gone upon the arrival of responding officers. The investigating officers reminded school staff and students to be alert of any suspicious activity and report it to police immediately.
Anyone with information about this incident or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call 911 or Seattle Police and refer to this incident. Anonymous tips are welcome.