Police arrest serial flasher
Sherwood man charged with 10 counts of public indecency
Police arrested a man in connection with several incidents of indecent exposure outside of drive-thru coffee shops across the area.
Robert Ray Martin, 48, of Sherwood was arrested Saturday on 10 counts of public indecency after police detectives from Tualatin and Lake Oswego reportedly used a citizen's tip, which led to his arrest.
Martin was arrested at his home without incident at about 12:30 p.m. Police said a citizen who visited Diamond Auto Sales in Tualatin saw a car for sale matching the polices description of the vehicle used in the indecent exposure cases.
Officers confirmed that the vehicle, registered to Martin, was sold to Diamond Auto Sales on Dec. 30, 2012.
The vehicle used in the incidents was described as a dark gray 2002 or 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant with a missing gas cap cover.
Portland-area police detectives have been looking for a white man in his 40s who exposed his genitals to employees at nearly a dozen drive-through coffee shops in Tigard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Portland and Wilsonville in December.
According to Tualatin police, there have been nearly a dozen reported incidents involving the man in the past month. The man reportedly drove up to young women working at drive-through coffee shops or fast food restaurants in the afternoon and evenings.
The most recent incidents were in Lake Oswego and Tualatin on Thursday, Dec. 26.
According to Tualatin Police, a man wearing no pants fondled himself as he pulled up to the drive-thru at Starbucks, 19321 SW Martinazzi Ave., at about 9 p.m.
Earlier that evening, he was seen at a drive-thru Starbucks in Lake Oswego. He placed an order, then when he arrived at the window, began fondling himself.
Similar reports have been reported at Coffee Rush on Scholls Ferry Road, as well as the Dutch Bros. Coffee on Pacific Highway.
Police said the man would turn his lights off before entering the drive-thru and had removed the license plate in advance.
Martin was lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with 10 counts of felony public indecency.
Police think there could be additional victims and ask anyone with information to contact Tualatin detectives at 503-849-9177.
Martin is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 15.Add a comment