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Los Altos Police Department
Monday May 1st, 2017 :: 11:44 a.m. PDT
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Suspect arrested in connection with multiple cases of indecent exposure and child annoyance in Los Altos

Los Altos Police Department has arrested Christian Itule, age 25 of Portola Valley, in connection with multiple cases of indecent exposure and child annoyance.
 
On Monday, April 24, 2017, Los Altos Police published a press release to alert the community of two recent cases of indecent exposure.  One incident occurred on April 21, 2017 at approximately 3:40 PM in the area of S. Gordon Way and Hawthorne Avenue in Los Altos.  A suspect, driving a vehicle, approached the victim who was riding a bicycle and made verbal contact. The suspect exposed himself during his contact with the victim. The victim turned away and rode home.
 
The second incident occurred later on April 21, 2017 at approximately 4:16 PM in front of a residence located in the 400 block of Valencia Drive in Los Altos.  In this case, the suspect pulled up next to two victims who were walking on Valencia Drive and made verbal contact.  The actions of the suspect caused the victims to be frightened, so the victims turned away and ran home.
 
In both cases, the suspect was described as a White male adult, approximately 18 to 20 years old, with long wavy blond red hair pulled back in a ponytail, light complexion. The suspect was last seen wearing a black beanie and dark clothing. 
 
On April 26, 2017 at approximately 5:02 PM, a third incident occurred in the area of Morton Court and Jardin Drive in Los Altos.  As with the two prior cases, the suspect was driving a vehicle when he approached the victim who was walking in the area.  The suspect pulled up next to the victim and spoke to her.  Shortly after, the victim contacted the Los Altos Police Department to report the suspicious activity.  She described the driver as a White male adult with a black beanie and described the vehicle as a tan sedan.  Los Altos Police Department patrol officers located the vehicle and contacted the driver, identified as Christian Itule (Age: 25) of Portola Valley. 
 
After follow-up investigation and interviews, Christian Itule was arrested for the recent incidents in Los Altos.  Itule was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for two counts of California Penal Code § 314 – Indecent Exposure and seven counts of California Penal Code § 647.6(a)(1) PC – Annoying a Child.  

Detectives have identified a total of seven victims ranging in ages from 11 to 16 and are continuing to investigate these crimes.  Anyone that may have been contacted by Suspect Christian Itule or may have any additional information are asked to contact the Investigative Services Division or the Police Tip Line.  
 
Los Altos Police Department:            (650) 947-2770
Police Tip-Line:                                  (650) 947-2774
 
The Los Altos Police Department would like to remind the community how important it is to promptly report crimes and suspicious activity.  It was the prompt reporting of each victim that led us to apprehend this suspect.  If you “See something – say something.”  Always report suspicious persons and activity by calling (650) 947-2770 or 911 for in-progress crimes.

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Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

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