Belmont police arrested a man suspected of exposing himself to two women on Hiller Street earlier this month.
According to Lt. Pat Halleran, Spencer Aaron Kinsey, age 18, of Belmont was arrested without incident on Thursday at approximately 5:00 p.m. Kinsey was booked into the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City.
After reviewing the cases submitted by the Belmont Police Department, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office had filed two counts of indecent exposure against Kinsey and a warrant was issued for Kinsey’s arrest.
On Jan. 13 a Belmont woman was walking on Hiller Street at Marine View Ave., when a man in a car pulled up and asked for directions. When the woman went over to the car to talk to the driver, she saw that he was exposing himself. The suspect was driving a dark red, early ‘90s Toyota Camry four door sedan.
As a result of information put out by the media and social networking, residents who live in the area provided investigators with video from security cameras mounted on their homes that showed a possible suspect and vehicle.
On Jan. 19, the same suspect exposed himself to another woman while she was walking Hiller Street.
Belmont Officers found the suspect's vehicle at a residence in Belmont on Jan. 20 and contacted an 18-year-old man, who matched the descriptions given by the victims in both cases. After interviewing the suspect, Belmont police submitted the cases to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office for charges.
“The security camera images provided by neighbors absolutely played an important role in getting these cases solved and a suspect arrested” said Belmont Police Chief Dan DeSmidt.
“This is an excellent example of law enforcement and the community working together to fight crime” DeSmidt added.