GLENWOOD | The Glenwood Police Department has issued a community alert in response to four reports of indecent exposure that occurred between April 9 and 12.
Two incidents occurred at East 192nd and Hickory streets, one at Carroll Parkway and Pleasant Drive and one in the back of a convenience store at 339 E. Glenwood-Lansing Road. All locations are about a block or block and a half away from schools.
All incidents involved a male subject who wore pajama pants and house shoes. He encountered juvenile girls and drove a silver or light blue, four-door vehicle.
"He'll pull up to some of the school-aged kids and he'll get out of the car," Glenwood Police Chief Demitrous Cook said. "He leans his head into the car so they can't see his face and then he exposes himself." Cook said the incidents occurred when juvenile girls were either walking to or from school.
Cook said no more incidents have been reported since patrols have been increased near village schools.
"We're continuing to try and investigate these cases," Cook said.
Students who see suspicious persons or vehicles are encouraged to call 911 immediately and report incidents to crossing guards and school personnel.
During Tuesday's Village Board meeting, Village President Kerry Durkin asked Building Department Director Kevin Welsh to see what he can do about increasing lighting in the area behind the convenience store.