Unshaven, Older Man on Bench Allegedly Makes Indecent Proposal to Petaluma High-Schooler

Police are wondering if the public knows anything of this individual.

Patch file graphic.
Patch file graphic.
Police are seeking information on an unshaven, white man in his 60s, who reportedly propositioned a high school girl for sex last week as he sat on a D Street bench.

The 16-year-old told the Petaluma Police Department that on Thursday -- April 3 -- she was walking from Petaluma High School to the bus depot at Copeland and D streets when she passed by a man sitting on a bench near D and the D Street bridge.

The male allegedly engaged the girl in conversation and then asked if she wanted to have sex with him, according to officers.

The victim immediately left the area and nothing further occurred, police said.

The male was described as white, approximately 60 years old, 6 feet tall with a heavy build. He had medium-length blond curly hair, a mustache and was unshaven, police said.

The victim said she could not recall what he was wearing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Petaluma PD at (707) 778-4372.
P Town lover. April 07, 2014 at 10:06 PM
Why are there so many homeless bums and pervs in our cool little town? Whats the draw? Whether they are day sleeping in the library lawn next to Lumber Jacks, or on a park bench in Walnut Park, it seems there are more and more homeless begging for money in Petaluma. Do we provide special services or something?
Frankie2011 April 08, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Are you a native of Petaluma? Just curious
Ken B April 08, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Yes Petaluma does have its share of homeless, maybe due to tough financial times?? We also have an award winning Mary Issac Center that provides much needed support and services to folks who are a bit down on their luck. And Yes, Pervs do exist everywhere, and maybe a bit more obvious and expected with folks in tough times, but lets be clear, Stranger /=/ Danger, for I know that most of these folks are good and probably help out in more ways than they might ever detract.
Steven C. Preader April 08, 2014 at 03:44 PM
The very brief description doesn't state the man as homeless. To assume that he is, doesn't make him a pervert. If you're going to profile him, pedophile, is the word your looking for. Pedophiles come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. I hope this man is caught and removed from the public, Just brcause he's unshaven, and sitting on a bench doesn't mean he's homeless. He might be off work (for whatever reason), retired, or a plethora of explanations.


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