BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 25-year-old local man has been warned by police not to trespass in public parks and at Bowdoin College after several reports in recent weeks that he allegedly exposed himself in public places — most recently near the gazebo on the Brunswick Mall.
Wesley James Real, who police say is homeless but from the Brunswick-Topsham area, is banned from Brunswick Parks and Recreation properties and any college properties, according to Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department.
Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the Brunswick Mall where a person reported seeing a male exposing himself on a bench near the gazebo, Hagan said Wednesday.
A few minutes later, another caller described the same subject exposing himself while riding a bike toward Bowdoin College property.
Hagan said police had previously been called twice for a person fitting Real’s description engaging in similar behavior.
At about 5:30 p.m. July 19, a witness reported seeing someone matching Real’s description exposing himself on the Androscoggin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Path. About a half-hour later, another caller reported seeing a person matching Real’s description exposing himself near Bowdoin’s Farley Field House. Hagan said the caller reported seeing the person engaging in the same behavior previously on Bowdoin property.
Shortly after police went to the gazebo on Saturday evening, Real was detained and issued criminal trespass warnings.
Hagan said Real denies exposing himself. He has not been charged with any crime.
Still, on Saturday, Bowdoin College security issued an alert on the college’s website and posted several photos of Real. According to the college, witnesses have seen Real “on a number of occasions” engaged in indecent conduct on wooded trails near Pickard Athletic Fields and in the Bowdoin Pines.