Police: NE Portland serial flasher exposes himself to child

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police said a serial flasher exposed himself to a child in Northeast Portland on Thursday afternoon.

It happened at N.E. 30th Avenue and Mason Street around 4:30 p.m. The suspect ran away after exposing himself, according to police.

Someone called 911 to report the incident 30 minutes later.

The suspect is described as a white man between 20 and 40 years old. Police say he's between 5-foot-9 and six feet tall and weighs between 170 and 185 pounds. He has dark brown hair and was seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored boxers and dirty running shoes.

In one incident, he was seen possibly driving a gray or gold large American sedan.

The suspect has allegedly exposed himself in the Alameda, Beumont-Wilshire, Roseway and Grant Park neighborhoods of Northeast Portland. Police say they are providing extra patrol to those neighborhoods.

Anyone who sees the suspect is asked to call 911. Anyone with non-emergency information should call 503-823-3333.

Friday's false alarm

Someone called police Friday morning to report a man removing his clothes in the 1800 block of N.E. 33rd Avenue. Ten police units responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Officers later learned the man was taking off a layer of rain gear before getting onto a bus. He was not exposing himself.