Oct. 22, 2020
Files 20-24619 & 20-24700
Police caution park users after indecent acts reported
Delta Police took two separate reports on Oct. 21, of an indecent act being committed in George Mackie park area in North Delta.
In the first report a woman contacted Delta Police around 5:15 pm about a man she witnessed masturbating on the trail between George Massey Library and North Delta Community Park.
The man was described as South Asian, wearing all black clothing. Unfortunately there was a delay after she saw him to the time it was reported to police. Multiple police officers made patrols in the area, but did not see anyone matching the suspect’s description.
Later in the evening, shortly after 10 pm, a second woman contacted police to report a man possibly masturbating in the George Mackie library park, close to the trees. She left the area, and contacted police later. She indicated the male was South Asian, approximately 5’7” tall, around 25 years old, and was wearing a dark hoodie and jeans. Again officers patrolled, but were not able to find any suspects.
“We’re going to have a higher police presence in the area over the next while,” says Inspector Ciaran Feenan, head of Delta Police front line patrol. “Please, if you spot anyone committing what you suspect is an indecent act, call 9-1-1 as soon as possible, so police can respond quickly.”
The public is advised to take additional precautions when walking or running in this area, such as walking with another person and carrying a cell phone. The police investigation into these incidents is ongoing.