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Homeless Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Santa Barbara Police released the following information about an indecent exposure arrest:

Darryl Glenn Brownlee, age 50, a homeless man with ties to Los Angeles, was arrested for indecent exposure following repeated calls over two days to 911 of a subject exposing himself and engaging in lewd conduct in the Downtown, Waterfront, and Milpas Street areas.

Brownlee has past convictions for indecent exposure making this crime a felony. On October 4, 2013 at 10:51 a.m., the Santa Barbara Police Department’s Combined Communications Center received a call of a subject exposing himself to passersby on the 00 block of W. Canon Perdido Street.

This would be the first of five similar calls to occur over two days; with the other incidents occurring on 300 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, 300 State Street, 100 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, and 300 N. Milpas Street.

In the final incident on October 5, 2013, Brownlee accosted two women as they were in their car and were about to exit the parking lot of a market on Milpas Street.

At approximately 12:29 p.m. Brownlee approached their vehicle, exposed his genitals, and called out to the women as he masturbated in front of them.

The women drove away and called 9-1-1. Earlier that morning SBPD Tactical Patrol Force Officer Rick Cipres set out in plain clothes on a bicycle with the intent to locate the suspect generating these repeated calls to the police.

At 2:49 p.m. Officer Cipres observed a subject matching the suspect description from the calls walking westbound on the 600 block of E. Cabrillo Boulevard.

He followed that subject, Brownlee, and directed uniformed officers into the area who contacted Brownlee on the beach off of 300 E. Cabrillo Boulevard.

The victims from the Milpas Street incident were contacted and they subsequently responded and positively identified Brownlee as the suspect who exposed himself in front of them.

Investigation revealed that Brownlee has past convictions for this crime and is currently a registered sex offender for this offense.

His prior convictions make this latest incident a felony. Brownlee was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail amount of $35,000.00.

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