Peninsula Police Make Arrest in Flasher Case

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An 18-year-old Belmont man has been arrested in connection with two indecent exposure incidents that occurred earlier this month, police said today.

Spencer Aaron Kinsey, 18, was arrested Thursday at his home after being identified as a suspect in two incidents that occurred on Hiller Street, Belmont police Lt. Patrick Halleran said.

Kinsey is alleged to have exposed himself to a Belmont woman who was walking on Hiller Street near Marine View Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, Halleran said.

The suspect in that incident stopped his car to ask the woman for directions, and when the woman walked over to speak to him, she saw that he had exposed himself. The woman walked away and the suspect drove away south  on Hiller Street, Halleran said.

After that incident, police located a security camera image from a resident in the area that appeared to show the suspect and vehicle.

A second, similar incident occurred last Saturday around 5:30 p.m., again while a woman was walking on Hiller Street. The suspect vehicle  in both incidents was described as a dark red, early 90s model Toyota Camry sedan, and the suspect description was similar

After the second incident, police were able to locate the suspect  vehicle at a home in Belmont last Sunday and interviewed Kinsey there.

The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office filed two charges of indecent exposure this week and issued a warrant for Kinsey's arrest.

  "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."

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