Crime Alert Update - Indecent Exposure - Lewd Act - Suspect Arrested

Date Occurred: 
Wednesday August 20, 2014
Crime Alert Number: 
CA 04-14-22876

Indecent Exposure/Lewd Act

On Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 2:40pm the UMass Amherst Police Department obtained an arrest warrant and was assisted by the Greenfield Police Department with placing Christopher M. Williams of 17 Avenue C, Apt. #2 Montague, Mass. under arrest for two counts of Open and Gross Lewdness. Mr. Williams was arrested without incident. On Wednesday August 20, 2014 on two separate occasions Mr. Williams is alleged to have driven his gold-colored, older model Honda Civic into UMass Amherst parking lots and exposed himself while masturbating in the presence of two female UMass students. An intensive, weeklong investigation by the officers led to suspect Williams, who was arraigned in Greenfield District Court on Thursday August 28, 2014. Chief Horvath praised the work of the investigators, “Officers had very limited information at the outset of this investigation and only after their exhaustive work were they able to zero in and identify this person. It was critical that we moved swiftly and remained diligent in this case to prevent a continuation of the activity or an escalation of his behavior.” Any questions related to this case can be directed to the UMass Amherst Police Department, Chief's Office at 413-545-2125.

Posted: Aug 21, 2014, 1:41 pm
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 9:21 am


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