On July 18 at approximately 8:43 p.m., police received information of a male subject who exposed himself to a woman on the Ridgeline Trail, about a mile south of Martin Street. The man is described to appear in the age range of 45 to 55 with bushy gray hair, and was wearing a light colored button-up shirt with stripes and khaki pants at the time of the incident. He was also observed carrying a bright blue cane.
If anyone has information about the described subject, please contact police at 541.682.5111.
GENERAL PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS
Be aware of your surroundings at all times
Do not get into someone’s car even if they display a weapon. It is better to fight back in the street where help is closer at hand and other people may hear your calls for help.
Walk confidently and don’t avoid eye contact
Don’t let strangers into your ‘space.’ Keep plenty of distance between yourself and people you don’t wish to approach you.
Don’t stop to talk with strangers asking for directions or other types of help as this can be a ploy to get close for an attack.
If you feel you are in danger or being followed, call 9-1-1
If grabbed, fight back and make as much noise as possible.
Use the buddy system when walking after dark. You should know the person you are walking with well enough to trust them.
Walk in lighted areas as much as possible and don’t walk too close to bushes, alleyways or other places where attackers can conceal themselves