Woodstock police briefs: Indecent act at Roth Park, pedestrian struck by truck

The Woodstock police are investigating an indecent act at Roth Park and a pedestrian was struck by pick up truck.

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The Woodstock police are investigating a third indecent act at Roth Park this year.

Two women were walking on the Roth Park trail Friday evening when they saw a man off the trail in the Woodstock area performing an indecent act.

Police were called but couldn’t find the suspect. The women described the man as wearing jeans. There have been two previous reports in February and March. All three reports described a male suspect seen in the wooded area just off the paved path close to the entrance and parking lot of the park.

The suspect was described in the February incident as a white man between the ages of 30 and 50, wearing sunglasses, windbreaker-style pants and a bright blue coat.

In March, the suspect was described as a white, heavy-set man about 40 years old and 5’7” to 5’8”. He was wearing light blue jeans, a grey rain jacket and a black baseball hat.

The police are continuing to investigate and have increased uniform and plain-clothes patrols in the park.


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Police are recommending people walk with a friend, avoid unlit areas and shortcuts, be aware of the surroundings, let friends and family know where they’re going, and call police if there’s an emergency.

Pedestrian struck by pickup truck

A pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being hit by a pickup truck Friday evening in the Anzio Road and Alberni Street area.

The Woodstock police said the truck struck the person and then fled the scene. Oxford County paramedics treated the victim at the scene.

Police describe the truck as a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with a lift kit, larger tires and a black topper.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Contacting the Woodstock police

Anyone with information about an investigation can call the police at 519-537-2323. They can also call Crime Stoppers at 519-421-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.