South Bend man arrested on alleged indecent exposure incident

Last week a student at Dickinson Intermediate Center approached a South Bend Police Department School Resource Officer. The student reported an incident that occurred near a bus stop on Wilber Street. The student said a Male Latino was hiding in an alley and exposing himself to her when he felt no one else could see him.

The resource officer, Sergeant David Herron, immediately started an investigation.

Over the next few days, Sgt. Herron went to the area and conducted surveillance. On the morning of August 24th, Sgt. Herron spotted a suspicious pick-up truck parked in the alleyway and a suspect that matched the description of the offender.

Police say the offender turned his attention to the bus stop where the incident happened earlier in the week. Sgt. Herron summoned a uniform patrol unit to the area and confronted the suspect.

The man was taken to the St. Joseph county Special Victims Unit where he was interviewed.

The man, 26-year-old Luis Tinoco of South Bend, was then arrested and booked in the St. Joseph County Jail for three counts of Indecent Exposure.

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