An advisory from Arcata Police. On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 12:58 PM, Police Department Officers responded to Healthsport, 300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, on a report of an adult male attempting to reach for a juvenile female and then making a lewd gesture towards her. The 9 year old female survivor was roller skating in the parking lot on the west side of Healthsport when a White male adult approached her and extended his arms out as if to reach for her. The suspect then made a lewd gesture towards the girl before she was able to skate to safety and notify her parents. The suspect was described as a White male adult with a black beard and black hair wearing unknown colored shorts. The suspect was last seen walking westbound on 7th Street. At approximately 4:00 PM the same day, at the intersection of Samoa Boulevard and G Street, a male matching the same description was walking Northbound in the crosswalk across Samoa Boulevard and made a lewd gesture toward an adult female who was seated in a vehicle stopped in traffic. Investigators believe this male is possibly the same suspect who reached for the 9 year old girl earlier that day.
This is an active investigation