For Immediate Release
Date: September 26, 2018 2:54 PM
Case Number: SR18-07436
San Rafael Detectives Arrest Convicted Sex Offender for Indecent Exposure
On Wednesday September 9, 2018 two Dominican University Students were walking on campus when they saw a man in a red SUV who appeared to be watching them. The two women walked out onto the street and the man pulled alongside them, driving slowly. When the women glanced over they saw that the man appeared to be looking at them and masturbating.
The victims contacted campus security and provided a description of the vehicle and suspect. The security officer checked the area and saw a man in a vehicle that matched the suspect description. The security officer approached the man and asked if he was a student of the university. The man claimed that he was. When asked for his school identification card, the suspect fled the area in the vehicle. The security officer contacted the San Rafael Police Department to report the incident. He was able to provide a vehicle description and license plate number.
The responding officer determined that the registered owner of the vehicle was a convicted sex offender with prior instances of indecent exposure in Sonoma County. Additionally, San Rafael Police Detectives were able to locate two prior reported indecent exposure incidents from 2017 that had the same suspect and vehicle description.
On September 25, 2018 deputies from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office saw the suspect vehicle in the City of Sonoma. They conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, identified as Jose Antonio Garcilazo, 27 years old, of Sonoma. Garcilazo was detained at the request of San Rafael Police Detectives. Garcilazo was subsequently arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail for indecent exposure.
Detectives are investigating whether Garcilazo may be connected to other incidents of indecent exposure. Anyone with information may contact the San Rafael Police Department at 415-485-3000. Witnesses may remain anonymous.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Last Modified: September 27, 2018 9:23 PDT (by Holm)