Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wildomar: Man arrested for exposing himself and annoying minors

Wildomar, California - On Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 3:45 PM, a female juvenile was walking alone near
the area of Orchard and Lemon streets, in the city of Wildomar.  A Hispanic male, 22 years, driving a green Geo four-door sedan, approached the juvenile and attempted to get the juvenile into his car. The juvenile fled the area on foot and sought safety at a nearby business. The suspect fled the area in the green car and the juvenile made it safely home. The juvenile provided family members with the car’s description and they provided it to the Wildomar Police.
On Friday, August 23, 2013, at 5:09 PM, a Wildomar Police officer spotted the green car and a Hispanic male who matched the description of the suspect near Limited and Spring Streets in the City of Lake Elsinore. The suspect was pulled over and talking to an adult female who was collecting cans. The suspect was arrested a short time later after he was positively identified as the man who attempted to harass the victim the day before.
On Friday, August 23, 2013, at 5:52 PM, another female juvenile reported to the police that she too was harassed by the same man, near the area of Lincoln and Riverside Streets, in the City of Lake Elsinore at 4:00 PM. In the second incident the female juvenile was walking alone near the area of Lincoln and Riverside when the man in the green four door sedan pulled his car over and asked the victim if she wanted a ride. When the juvenile refused the man exposed his genitals in view of the juvenile. This juvenile also ran from the area and made it safely home. An adult citizen reported to the police that he witnessed this incident and reported the same description of the man and vehicle. Deputies found several other adult women near the park, at Main and Limited Streets in Lake Elsinore, who said a man matching the description, pulled over and harassed them on various dates and times over the past week.

Investigators believe there may be more victims in the areas of Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. Anyone with that may have been approached by this suspect to call Investigator Pelato at 951-245-3300. Nicholas Mario Martinez, age 22, was arrested and booked at the Southwest Detention Center. Since this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to contact the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300, or after hours at (951) 776-1099.

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