A 65-year-old Maple Ridge man has been charged with committing an indecent act in a public place after allegedly exposing himself to two teenagers.
Kenneth Glen Erickson is due back in New Westminster Provincial Court on Monday, June 18.
The suspect is known to police for this type of behavior, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday two teenage boys were walking along Dewdney Trunk Road when a red Toyota Land Cruiser turn onto the street in front of them.
“As they approached the street they saw a man standing on the corner exposing himself. They crossed the road and continued walking east. The same vehicle again turned onto the street in front of them, and they again saw the man exposing his genitalia,” explained Dunlop.
The boys then got onto a bus, which took them to the Maple Ridge bus loop where they saw the same vehicle. They were able to notify police and the suspect was arrested.
“The suspect is known to police for this type of offence, and has a past criminal conviction. The victims in this case did the right thing in keeping themselves safe. They did not engage in any conversation with him, stayed together, and noted the descriptions of the man and his vehicle,” said Dunlop.