News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Indecent Exposure Suspect in Custody
Contact : Agent Max Nielepko, Palo Alto Police Department    650-617-3195
Palo Alto, Ca - A man who exposed himself and masturbated inside his vehicle while watching a woman at a Palo Alto bus stop has been arrested by police.

A female victim contacted the Palo Alto Police Department several days ago to report suspicious activity. The female told police that for the last two weeks while she has waited to board a bus at the corner of El Camino Real and Matadero Avenue, a suspicious vehicle has parked near her. The female said that a male inside the vehicle would observe her and moan loudly. The female became very concerned about the almost daily occurrence and contacted police.

Several undercover officers conducted surveillance in the area. On Tuesday, 28 July 09, at 7 a.m., the suspect pulled over at the bus stop and started observing an undercover female PAPD officer. When the officer approached the vehicle she observed the suspect had his penis exposed and was masturbating. The suspect was placed under arrest.

The suspect, 30-year old Jose Edwin Hernandez, of Redwood City was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Hernandez was charged with indecent exposure and driving while unlicensed. Hernandez also had a minor outstanding arrest warrant.

Police ask that anyone who may have had a similar experience with the suspect to please call PAPD at 650-329-2413. The suspect drove a red 1988 Nissan Pathfinder SUV.  See the above photo of Hernandez.