Glendale police arrest suspected trench coat flasher

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Ezequeil Gardea Diaz (Source: Glendale Police Department) Ezequeil Gardea Diaz (Source: Glendale Police Department)
Ezequeil Gardea Diaz (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Ezequeil Gardea Diaz (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Police have arrested a man suspected of flashing teenage girls in Glendale.

Glendale police detectives had been conducting surveillance in an attempt to identify and locate a man who had been exposing himself to high school-age girls near a bus stop in the area of 65th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

It was reported that the man wore a trench coat and had been riding a bicycle, according to court documents.

The first incident occurred on Feb. 2 and the second incident occurred on Feb. 8. Glendale police spokeswoman Officer Tiffany Smith said the victims were 15 and 16 years old.

On Wednesday morning, detectives saw Ezequeil Gardea Diaz wearing a trench coat and riding a bike in the area of the incidents. They found that he was in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and a handgun, according to court documents.

Through their investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest Diaz, 34, for four counts of indecent exposure, Smith said. 

Diaz also faces charges of criminal trespassing, drug possession and possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor.

His next court date is March 2.

Anyone with information about Diaz or his activities is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

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