UPDATE: On Thursday, Fremont police announced the arrest of 31-year-old Joseph Ironteeth Angelle, a transient and local car dealership mechanic. Investigators said Angelle was positively identified by numerous victims.
Angelle was booked into Santa Rita Jail on two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure, one felony count of indecent exposure, one felony count of burglary, one misdemeanor count of lewd conduct in public, and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest related to the cases in Fremont. Additional charges could be added.
Police in Pleasanton and Fremont would like to find a man with a distinctive Cherokee tribal tattoo who they suspect has burglarized homes in their cities – sometimes pausing to strip naked and display himself to unsuspecting residents.
A security camera captured the man’s image during a July 5 encounter in Pleasanton, a screen capture showing the distinct feather from ring tattoo on his upper right arm.
Residents have told police the man surveils them, creeps into their yards to watch them and then waves or otherwise draws attention to his genitals when observed.
In one case he stood, naked and masturbating, at the door of a victim’s bedroom in Fremont.
Police said the suspect may be associated with a newer model white 4-door crossover vehicle. The vehicle is similar to a Cadillac XT5 or SRX.
If anyone has information about the identity of this man or if anyone believes they have captured similar behavior, please call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100 or the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6900.