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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 1228201402
Subject :

Police Arrest Suspect for Indecent Exposure
Contact : Marco Estrada, Agent, Police Department    650-329-2413
Terrell Jackson booking photo
Palo Alto, CA -- Police arrested a suspect Friday afternoon after he exposed himself to a man in downtown Palo Alto.

On Friday, December 26, 2014, at about 1:05 p.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a call from a man in the 400 block of Florence Street reporting that an indecent exposure had just occurred on the sidewalk.  Officers responded to the area, located the suspect at Bryant Street and Lytton Avenue, and detained him without incident.

The investigation revealed that the suspect had been standing in front of a business with his penis exposed.  The victim, a man in his forties and an employee of the business, told the suspect to go away, but the suspect remained and then temporarily blocked the path of a woman in her fifties who was walking to work at the business.  The woman quickly stepped around him and went inside, and the victim locked the door.  When the victim yelled through the door at the suspect to leave, the suspect grabbed his exposed penis and shook it at the victim.  The victim called police, and the suspect left on foot.

Police determined that the suspect had four active probation grants out of San Mateo County for possession of narcotics, and two active probation grants out of Santa Clara County for possession of narcotics paraphernalia and for being under the influence of narcotics.  Officers searched him pursuant to his probation status and located methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia in his possession.  Police booked 46-year-old Terrell Jackson of South San Francisco into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony indecent exposure, a felony probation violation, misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of narcotics paraphernalia.  A booking photo of the suspect is attached to this release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at or