Police are investigating allegations of a man exposing himself in a Winooski park, a press release said.
The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations and Winooski police are seeking a male suspect who, on two accounts, “lewdly and lasciviously exposed himself to two females” at Gilbrook Natural Area.
The first incident occurred the evening of August 31 and the second on the morning of September 1, a press release said.
The suspect was described as a 5’10” to 6 feet tall Caucasian male in his late 20s or early 30s with a muscular or stocky build and short blonde hair, police said.
St. Michael’s College Public Safety alerted students to the incidents with a Sept. 1 email since the park is adjacent to the campus and can be accessed behind the 300s townhouses.
“While the Gilbrook Nature Area is not part of St. Michael’s College, our students, faculty and staff often use this area for recreation,” the email says. “We want our community to enjoy the use of the area, but to be alert for suspicious or concerning behavior.”
CUSI reminded visitors to use the “buddy system” when possible, particularly in secluded areas or while walking at night.
People are urged to contact CUSI Detective James Charkalis at 657-4236, Winooski police at 655-0221 or 911 in case of an emergency.