North Vancouver RCMP have arrested a man for exposing himself to people in Lynn Canyon Park – but they are urging the witness who first reported the offender to come forward.
The incident happened on July 31 around 6 p.m.
District of North Vancouver park rangers alerted RCMP officers patrolling the park that a woman had come forward with a report of a man exposing himself to hikers.
While on patrol, officers came across other hikers who saw the suspect exposing himself to people near 30 Foot Pool.
Nearby they found and arrested a man who matched the suspect description, although he has not yet been charged. The file remains under investigation.
A critical piece of that investigation, however, may be missing. Park rangers did not get the name and contact information of the woman who first reported the indecent act.
“If you are the person who advised park rangers of the indecent act on July 31, we are asking for you to contact North Vancouver RCMP at (604) 985-1311,” said Cpl. Melissa Jongema, North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson.
Jongema said anyone who may have seen the suspect is urged to come forward.
The suspect, a Delta man in his 30s, was released and will be required to appear in North Vancouver provincial court at a later date. In the meantime, he’s under court order not to return to Lynn Canyon Park.
“Thanks to the witnesses and to the actions of both the park rangers and RCMP officers on patrol, the suspect was quickly arrested. We want to reassure the public that RCMP will continue to conduct regular patrols in District of North Vancouver parks throughout summer,” Jongema said.