Arrest of Indecent Exposure Suspect in Bidwell Park

Case # 22-005172


On 8/20/22 at approximately 1550 hrs. Chico Police Department Dispatch received a report of a possible Indecent Exposure at the Sycamore Pool area of Bidwell Park. The reporting party advised that the male suspect, later identified as Ezequiel Ruiz-Leon, was standing in nearby bushes, watching a group of children while exposing himself and masturbating. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and contacted and detained Ruiz without incident. Ruiz was positively identified as the suspect and placed under Citizen’s Arrest for Indecent Exposure, a violation of 314(1) of the California Penal Code. Ruiz was transported to the Butte County Jail.

Case Number: 22-005172

Location: Sycamore Pool, Bidwell Park

Victim: Confidential

Suspects: Ezequiel Ruiz-Leon 3/19/78

Supervisor: Sergeant David Bailey

Watch Commander: Lieutenant Omar Pena

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