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August 1, 2017 > Indecent exposure arrest

Indecent exposure arrest

Submitted By Lt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, at approximately 4:27 p.m., Milpitas Police Officers investigated a report of a suspect who had exposed his genitals in front of children at Augustine Park. A witness confronted the suspect and the suspect ran to his vehicle; which was described as a black 4-door sedan, and drove away. The suspect was described as a Middle Eastern male, with a goatee and beard, wearing an orange shirt and green pants. Officers checked the area, but could not locate the suspect or his vehicle.

On Monday, July 24, 2017, at approximately 9:48 a.m., a third victim came forward to report a similar incident at Burnett Elementary School, located at 400 Fanyon Street. The third victim said on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, around 8:30 p.m., she was walking her dog, when a Middle Eastern male, 30 years old, with a goatee and beard, wearing a reddish-pink shirt and green pants approached her with his penis exposed. The victim ran home and told her father.

At approximately 2:37 p.m., Milpitas Police detectives were in the area of Augustine Park looking for additional witnesses and possible video surveillance from nearby homes when they observed Mohammad Qais walking on Cortez Street just west of Augustine Park. Mohammad Qais matched the male suspect description at Augustine Park and Burnett Elementary School. After further investigation, Mohammad Qais was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for three counts of indecent exposure and annoying a child.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, Mohammad Qais, or other crimes in Milpitas; then you are encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Additionally, the information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip.

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