Sheriff's Office makes public-indecency arrest; suspect is registered sex offender believed responsible for Boring/Eagle Creek indecent-exposure spree; additional tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Dec. 10, 2014, 1:57 p.m.

 

Please reference CCSO Case # 15-8640

UPDATE (3/26/2015):

Booking photo: Michael Gordon Dick, 53, of Gresham

Booking photo: Michael Gordon Dick, 53, of GreshamLast night (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) around 10 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies -- working with Multnomah County, Damascus PD and Gresham PD personnel -- arrested a man in Gresham on public-indecency charges. Following a search of the suspect's residence, investigators believe this is the man responsible for a string of indecent-exposure incidents in Boring/Eagle Creek area. Additional tips are sought.

The suspect is identified as Michael Gordon Dick, 53, of Gresham. He is a registered sex offender. A booking photo is linked above.

Authorities received calls on Tuesday (March 24) and Wednesday (March 25) about a naked male walking around masturbating in the Tickle Creek and Kelso Road area. Both incidents occurred at the same address, and the M.O. was similar to the series of Boring/Eagle Creek indecent-exposure incidents detailed in our Feb. 17, 2015 and Dec. 10 , 2014 news releases (reproduced below).

The March 24 and 25 incidents led investigators to get a search warrant for suspect Michael Dick's residence in Gresham. Mr. Dick was arrested and Sheriff's Office detectives -- assisted by Multnomah County, Damascus PD and Gresham PD personnel -- searched his house and vehicles.

Evidence found during the search warrant led investigators to believe that Michael Dick is the suspect allegedly responsible for the string of indecent-exposure incidents in the Boring/Eagle Creek area. (This evidence includes Mr. Dick's 2004 Chevy S10, similar to the suspect vehicle described and photographed in those earlier crimes.) All those incidents follow a similar pattern: A white male in a black pickup drives past women who are walking on the roadway or working in their yards. The male suspect stops, gets out of his pickup naked, and starts masturbating. Each time the suspect leaves before the victim can get close to him.

Michael Dick is currently charged with 3 counts of Public Indecency -- 2 from Tuesday and Wednesday (March 24-25) and one from last week. Michael Dick is a registered sex offender as a result of a December 2008 arrest in which he entered an elderly person's home in east Multnomah County fully nude and attempted to assault her. His sex-offender status means the March 24-25 charges have been increased to felonies.

His Clackamas County Jail booking info is here.

Investigators are currently looking at the other incidents that have occurred in the area and plan to book him on additional indecent-exposure charges from the earlier reported incidents.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is still seeking tips and information regarding this string of crimes.

Anyone with information on Michael Gordon Dick or his activities is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #15-8640.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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EARLIER (Feb. 17, 2015, 3:20 p.m.): New suspect sketch, improved description, photo of suspect truck in string of indecent-exposure incidents; tips sought

Collage: Previous suspect sketch (with possible wig), suspect truck photos

 

 

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #15-4282

 

 

Images:

 

Investigators have a new suspect sketch and a much better photo of the suspect truck in a string of indecent-exposure incidents in Boring/Eagle Creek area. Tips are sought.

All incidents follow a similar pattern: A white male in a black pickup drives past women who are walking on the roadway or working in their yards. The male suspect stops, gets out of his pickup naked, and starts masturbating. Each time the suspect leaves before the victim can get close to him.

Investigators have received a total of 14 reports of indecent-exposure incidents believed to involve this suspect -- 11 in Clackamas County, 3 in Multnomah County.

IMPROVED VEHICLE PHOTO/DESCRIPTION:

  • Black small pickup. Based on the attached new photo of the suspect vehicle, investigators believe this vehicle is likely a black 2001-04 Chevy S10 crew cab, possibly with a ZR2 package.
  • An extra cab has been described.
  • In the pickup's back window, in the lower left corner, there is a white round sticker.
  • This TYPE of vehicle is pictured at this link, but is NOT definitively identified as the suspect vehicle.

NEW SUSPECT SKETCH/DESCRIPTION:

  • White male
  • Short to mid-length red hair. This detail differs from the December 2014 description of the suspect, but authorities believe the same suspect is involved in the more recent case(s). It is possible the "red hair" is a wig.
  • Has been described in some cases as only wearing a camouflage baseball cap that has been described as an "Army hat."
  • Light complexion
  • Thin with a muscular build
  • A suspect sketch is linked above.

TIPS STILL SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is still seeking tips and information regarding this string of crimes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #15-4282.

The previous Dec. 10, 2014 news release on this incident is reproduced below.


EARLIER (Dec. 10, 2014, 1:57 p.m.): Sheriff's Office seeks tips in string of indecent-exposure incidents in Boring/Eagle Creek area

 

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cases #14-33513 and 14-32273.

Photo: Suspect pickup

Suspect pickup: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cases #14-33513 and 14-32273The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public in a string of indecent-exposure incidents reported in and around Boring and Eagle Creek.

As of this writing (Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014), there have been four reported indecent-exposure incidents -- all occurring between the week before Thanksgiving and Dec. 9, 2014, and all following a similar pattern:

A white male in a black pickup (possibly a Ford Ranger) drives past women who are walking on the roadway or working in their yards, stops, gets out of his pickup naked, and starts masturbating. In each incident, the suspect leaves before the victim can get close to him.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office now have a good suspect and vehicle description -- and are asking for the public's help as they track down the alleged serial flasher.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

  • White male in his early to mid 20s
  • Thin with a muscular build
  • Short brown hair
  • Usually only wearing a camouflage baseball cap that has been described as an "Army hat"
  • Has also been described as having a light complexion and sharp facial features

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:

  • Black small pickup. Possibly a Ford Ranger. Photo linked above.
  • An extra cab has been described.
  • In the pickup's back window, in the lower left corner, there is a white round sticker.  

A photo of the suspect vehicle is linked above.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this string of crimes.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cases #14-33513 and 14-32273.

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Sergeant Nathan Thompson
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