Update on Indecent Acts at Hamsterly Beach 21-16754

Date: July 27, 2021

File: 21-16754

A 76-year-old man from Saanich was arrested Sunday morning after another alleged indecent act was witnessed on Hamsterly Beach at Elk / Beaver Lake Regional Park.

On Saturday July 24, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. a witness reported that she saw a man sitting in a chair by the water’s edge that was suspected to be masturbating. The suspect matched the description from two previous incidents reported to police at the same location on June 19 and June 27, 2021. The witness was able to record the licence plate of the suspect’s vehicle and then reported the incident to the Saanich Police.

Officers located and arrested the suspect on Sunday July 25th, who was later released with a court date in September and with conditions of not to attend a park, swimming area, playground or school where children under the age of 16 are present. At this time, police continue to investigate further and are currently recommending one count of committing an indecent act.

“While the investigation is still ongoing, we believe this suspect to be the same person in each of the three incidents reported from Hamsterly Beach.”

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

[email protected]

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