August 3, 2015

Help Identify Suspect in Child Annoying Case

The Santa Cruz Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify this suspect wanted in connection to a Child Annoying case.
The suspect is described as a white male about 5 feet 8” with medium build. He is in his late 60s with white hair. He was wearing a cowboy hat and sleeveless shirt at the time of the incident.

The incident occurred on Monday July 13, 2015 about 5:10pm. Witnesses reported that the suspect was taking pictures of a naked 7-year-old girl in a public shower near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Beach Street. The 7-year-old girl was rinsing off at a public shower after a day the beach. Seconds later, a restaurant employee alerted the parents of the suspect’s actions. The suspect fled avoiding contact with the parents. The suspect has not been identified or located.

The image above was taken from security cameras around the area.

Anyone with information relative to the suspect’s identity is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigations Unit )831) 420-5820.

Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995, or click here. Tipsters can also submit an anonymous tip via our smartphone app or from an SMS text. Visit our Website for instructions.