ON May 3 at 9:36 a.m., Abbotsford Police patrol officers responded to Elwood Park in the 31400-block of Maclure Road for an alleged indecent act in progress.
The female caller reported that the man had been exposing himself to individuals in the park. Officers were immediately dispatched and they located the suspect in the bushes and observed him performing a further indecent act. The suspect attempted to flee on foot when he saw police, but he was intercepted by an officer and arrested.
Richard Renning, 56, of Abbotsford has been charged with committing an indecent act in a public place. He remains in custody pending his next court appearance.
The Abbotsford Police’s General Investigative Section continues to investigate the case and is looking into the previously reported incidents to determine if those incidents are connected.
Additionally, investigators are seeking witnesses present in the park during any of the reported or unreported incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police’s General Investigative Section information line at 604-864-4702.