City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARCATA POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES COMMUNITY ALERT
On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 12:58 PM, Arcata Police Department Officers responded to HealthSPORT, 300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, on a report of an adult male attempting to reach for a juvenile female and then making a lewd gesture towards her.
The 9-year-old female survivor was roller skating in the parking lot on the west side of HealthSPORT when a White male adult approached her and extended his arms out as if to reach for the survivor. The suspect then made a lewd gesture towards the survivor before she was able to skate to safety and notify her parents.
The suspect was described as a White male adult with a black beard and black hair wearing unknown colored shorts. The suspect was last seen walking westbound on Seventh Street.