Man Exposes Himself to Woman in Ferndale Parking Lot and More Crime Briefs

The following information was supplied by the Ferndale Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following highlights are from Ferndale Police Department reports.

Man exposes himself in parking lot

A woman told police an unknown man approached her and eventually began masturbating in front of her as she sat in her parked car on W. Troy Street around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 27.

The victim told police she left an area bar around 1:30 a.m. and went back to her car to smoke, with her car window partially down. As she smoked, a white man in his 20s wearing a hoodie approached her and began talking to her. They spoke briefly and then she looked away, not wanting to talk to him, according to a police report. When she looked back, she noticed that he had exposed himself and was masturbating.

The suspect then tried to engage the woman, saying things like, "It's OK." The woman eventually drove away and called a friend when the man would not leave her alone, the report states. Her friend encouraged her to contact police.

Fight at Digital Learning Center

Around 1:45 p.m. Nov. 27, staff at Ferndale's Digital Learning Center were called to a classroom regarding a fight between students.

When the school's director, police liaison officer and other staff arrived, a security officer was trying to break up a fight between two female students in which they were mutual combatants. The room was in disarray with tables and chairs knocked over, the police report states. The students were separated and there were no injuries.

No arrests were made and the issue is being handled on an administrative level within the school, according to the report. The fight reportedly started after a dispute over a missing ink pen.

Items stolen from home

A resident on the 1800 block of Hyland reported that between 3-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, someone broke into her home and stole several items from inside. The resident stated that when she returned home, she found her side door wide open and a rear bedroom window pushed open.

A flat screen TV, a computer monitor, a DVD and a power drill are reported stolen, according to the police report. Fingerprints were taken from the rear bedroom window.


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