Kalama police identify suspect in coffee stand flashing case

Man not identified, pending formal charges

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoKalama Police are searching for this man, who allegedly exposed himself to a bikini barista on Monday in Kalama.

Kalama police say they’ve identified the man who flashed a bikini barista at a coffee stand last week.

His name was not released Monday, pending possible indecent exposure charges. Chief Randy Gibson said he anticipated it will take several weeks for those charges to be filed.

A worker at Twin Perks Bikini Espresso, 1230 N. Hendrickson Drive in Kalama, called police Jan. 20 to report the man, who she said exposed himself while ordering coffee. The barista was the only employee working at the stand at the time.

Surveillance camera images of the man and his vehicle were circulated by local news media, leading police to an Oregon man they believe is responsible.