Suspect has now been charged in connection with two similar incidents
VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Police Department has made an arrest in the investigation of an incident in which a man allegedly exposed himself to a teen.
On Sept. 23, a 16-year-old female was walking home from school in the area of N. Devine Rd./NE 18th Street when a male in a vehicle drove past her and parked in front of her. As she walked past the driver’s side of the vehicle, the driver called out to her and asked if she could help him. As she got closer to the vehicle the male was exposing himself. The victim walked away, and the suspect drove off.
The victim reported the incident to school staff on Sept. 24 and the school sent out a safety bulletin to parents warning them of the incident. Police were not contacted.
On Sept. 28, the Vancouver Police Department received numerous tips regarding this incident, presumably based on the bulletin from the school, which was also covered by local media. A Vancouver Police detective was able to positively identify the owner of the vehicle, which matched the description provided by the victim from the statement she provided the school.
On Sept. 30, Vancouver Police located the suspect vehicle parked in an apartment complex parking lot. On Tuesday (Oct. 5), Vancouver Police made contact with the victim and her family and they decided to make a police report. On Wednesday, Vancouver Police met with the victim again for purposes of doing a photo laydown, in an attempt to positively identify the suspect from his photo. The victim identified Nohea O. Greenbaum as the suspect who exposed himself to her on Sept. 23.
On Thursday (Oct. 7), Vancouver Police were notified that the 26-year-old Greenbaum had been arrested by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for an Indecent Exposure incident in their jurisdiction. He was booked into the Clark County Jail for Indecent Exposure and multiple warrants; more charges are pending.
Anyone with information on additional incidents related to this individual, who did not make a police report, should contact the law enforcement agency where the incident occurred and make a report.
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.