PUBLIC LEWDNESS —
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who exposed himself to a teenage girl who was walking to school in Astoria on April 7.
Just before 7:45 a.m., a 13-year-old girl was on her way to school when a man approached her in front of 29-22 36th Ave. and engaged her in conversation, police said. The individual then pulled down his pants and exposed himself. He then fled the location to parts unknown and the victim informed a school official of the incident. No physical contact was made between the suspect and the victim.
The man is described as a five-foot-10-inch white man who is approximately 30 to 35 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, black shoes and a black hat.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF —
A man is being sought for spraying hateful graffiti at various locations across Astoria over the past few months, police said.
Around 5:30 a.m. on May 2, an unidentified individual approached 27-16 18th St. and spray painted the word “FAGS” on the glass door of the location. Police believe that the suspect is also responsible for a total of 16 similar incidents that have occurred within the 114th Precinct.
The first incident took place on Dec. 4, while eight other incidents took place in March and four others occurred in April. Three similar incidents have taken place in May.
During each incident, the suspect wrote “Obama faggot” or “kill fags and dikes.” The suspect is described as a six-foot white man who is believed to weigh 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a long black jacket with an attached hoodie and dark boots.