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Man arrested for indecent act on Coquitlam's Hoy Creek trail

The suspect is being described as a man in his mid-30s with a Middle Eastern accent.
Walkers along the Hoy Creek trail in Coquitlam are being warned after reports of indecent acts by a man last month. | Marcela Vieira/iStock/Getty

Coquitlam Mounties arrested a man last month after reports of indecent acts along the Hoy Creek trail.

The detachment’s communications team told the Tri-City News today (Aug. 8) that a man was taken away on July 17 after police were alerted to the suspect at around 4:30 p.m.

The communications team did not provide more information as the file remains under investigation.

According to a letter obtained by the Tri-City News from a tenant living close to the trail and who was approached, the alleged offender is known to cops.

He is described as:

  • male
  • in his mid 30s
  • of Middle Eastern descent
  • tall with a slim build
  • dark hair, short or shaved head
  • speaks with an accent

The Coquitlam resident, who said the suspect had a weapon and was naked below the waist, said she wants her neighbours to be cautious of the man and not to walk the trail alone.

The Hoy Creek trail is a flat, 2.8-km route west of Town Centre Park that runs through the Hoy Creek Linear Park and stretches to Lougheed Highway.

Anyone who may have been approached by the suspect is asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2023-18946.