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Police Warn of Indecent Exposure Along W&OD Bike Trail

Arlington Police are reporting a string of indecent exposure incidents along the Washington and Old Dominion bike trail during the week of Jan. 11-15.

According to police, a white male subject has exposed himself to women at various sections along the W&OD trail. Detectives are currently looking for more information from the public regarding these incidents.

Police are responding to the incidents by increasing patrols along the bike paths. They also urge people who frequently spend time on bike trails and other secluded areas to be cautious and aware of their surroundings. They advise women to avoid walking or running alone, and encourage them not to use devices such as headphones that prevent hearing someone approach.

Police recommend that bike trail users carry cell phones so that they can call police as soon as incidents occur.  The police are asking anyone who uses the W&OD trail and observes any suspicious activity or activity not consistent with other bike trail users to report the actions to authorities.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact Detective Comer at (703) 228-4243 or Detective Austin at (703) 228-4241.