Police seek statements from men who chased down ‘voyeur’

Monitor staff
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Two men swimming with a group of girls at Turkey Pond on Saturday spotted another man off in the woods, who was watching the group of swimmers and “potentially pleasuring himself,” police said.

The swimming men left the pond, chased the man down and kept him subdued until the police arrived, Concord police Lt. Sean Ford said.

But just as quickly as the swimmers overtook the offending man, they disappeared before police could take their official statements.

“The cops turned around to go address the witnesses and see what they could give for statements, and they had left,” Ford said.

Ford said police charged the 37-year-old man with having an open container of alcohol, but they need the witness statements to obtain a charge of public indecency.

“This kind of stuff, if not addressed, it continues,” Ford said. “He’ll just keep doing it.”

Ford said it was about 8 p.m. Saturday when police received a call that a man nearby a popular swimming area was “doing some stuff in the woods, exposing himself and potentially pleasuring himself.”

“That caused a reaction, and obviously we responded,” Ford said.

Although the man was arrested and charged with a crime, Ford declined to name him to protect the integrity of the investigation should witnesses come forward.

Police are requesting that the witnesses contact them to provide official statements about the encounter.

“That behavior is disturbing and needs to be addressed,” he said.


(Nick Reid can be reached at 369-3325, nreid@cmonitor.com or on Twitter at @NickBReid.)