The Woodstock Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who exposed himself to a minor, police said.
Police responded to a juvenile caller Thursday at about 9:10 p.m., who said a white man appeared from behind bushes and exposed himself, in the Deer Run subdivision near Moccasin Trail and Running Deer Parkway, said Brittany Duncan, Woodstock Police spokeswoman.
“Officers met with the victim, a juvenile male, who stated that while walking home on Running Deer Parkway,” Duncan added in a Tuesday news release. “The juvenile male quickly dialed 911 and, as such, the unidentified male took off.”
Woodstock police established a perimeter around the area, while Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office K-9s searched for the suspect.
“The extensive search continued back to Buckhead Crossing but yielded negative results,” Duncan said.
The suspect is described as a white man between 25 and 35 years old with shaggy brown hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was described as wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and black shoes.
A forensic artist with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation met with the victim to create a sketch of the suspect from the incident Thursday, Duncan said.
Duncan encouraged anyone with information about the identity of the suspect, or other information, to call the Woodstock Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit at (770) 592-6030. Duncan said callers can remain anonymous.
Duncan added the Thursday incident does not appear to be related to a March 26 incident when a 12-year-old reported a child abduction attempt in the Little River Crossing neighborhood. The incident in March is under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.