Police investigate another indecent exposure case near WWU
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Bellingham Police are busy investigating a series of indecent exposure cases.
More than one week after an incident at the City's southeast side comes another lewd conduct case Sunday morning.
Western Washington University senior Sydney Miller and many others got an alert from the school early Sunday to be on the lookout for a suspicious man who reportedly exposed himself outside the window of a home.
The incident happened about 2 a.m. Sunday on North Garden Street near campus.
"I had to read it a couple of times. I was like, wait, that's my street. That's literally my block...kind of creepy to get that," Miller said.
Miller isn't surprised because it's been happening so often in Bellingham. Police say there have been two dozen or more similar cases of lewd conduct and voyeurism on campus and surrounding neighborhoods since last summer.
In fact, Miller says it happened to her friend who lives just up the street.
"In the middle of the night, she (Miller's friend) woke up and saw like a shadow outside her window," Miller said. "She wanted to get up and approach him but obviously, probably not the safest thing to do so she just called police."
Peggy Fogarty has followed the developments. She manages three properties, including one on North Garden Street.
"It's tough for tenants in all these places, but we have to be alert," Fogarty said.
Police suspect there are several different people connected to the many lewd acts reported.
In Sunday's case, officers are looking for a thin, 25-year-old man, about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a dark hoodie and jeans.
Miller says it's unnerving.
"It's not the best thing to think about when you're just trying to study in school," Miller said.
But she hopes police can catch whoever is doing it.
Police say anyone who sees disturbing behavior should report it to police as soon as they safely can.