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October 21, 2014

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Suspect admits to streaking in Henderson park, police say

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Franke Saunders

Puccini Park

An 18-year-old man spotted streaking in a Henderson park last month has been arrested, but police suspect he may have committed multiple similar offenses.

Henderson Police arrested Franke J. Saunders on Thursday at his parents’ home, which is near Puccini Park, 1899 Seven Hills Drive, where the alleged acts occurred.

Two women contacted police Sept. 20 after seeing a naked man committing lewd acts in the bushes at Puccini Park, officials said. An investigation led police to identify Saunders as the suspect.

When officers took him into custody, Saunders admitted running naked through the park and other public places when no one was around, police said. He also alluded to committing other indecent acts, but he declined to go into detail, police said.

Investigators believe Saunders may have been running or riding a skateboard naked through various neighborhoods and parks the past few months.

Authorities described Saunders as being 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 to 180 pounds with a light brown complexion and shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Saunders remains in custody at the Henderson Detention Center on numerous counts of open and gross lewdness, according to jail records. His bail is set at $53,500.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

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