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Man arrested, accused of exposing himself to woman on Westminster trail

The alleged incident occurred on May 22 off the Big Dry Creek Trail in Westminster.
Credit: Westminster Police Department
Michael James Kellogg

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The Westminster Police Department is urging other possible victims to come forward after a man inappropriately touched himself in front of a woman running on a trail in the city last week, a release from the department says.

On Wednesday, May 22, at about 11 a.m., officers were called to the Big Dry Creek Trail just west of Highway 36 when a woman jogging eastbound in the area reported an indecent exposure incident. 

According to the release, as the woman approached the tunnel under Highway 36, she spotted a man inappropriately touching himself and then he started to run after her.

The woman then yelled for two other runners in the area, the release says, and eventually the man ran from the area.

When officers arrived, the woman was able to direct them toward where the man had fled, and officers later found a suspect matching his description, the release says. After reviewing cameras in the area of the trail, the man was arrested for indecent exposure.  

That suspect has been identified as Michael James Kellogg, 29.

Police said there is no ongoing danger to the public. Anyone with information on this incident or similar incidents in the area is asked to contact Detective Troy Gordanier at 303-658-4264.

“The Westminster Police Department wants to reassure the public incidents like this will not be tolerated, and we will make every effort to keep these areas safe,” the release says. “Our trails, open spaces and parks are a place for our residents to enjoy the beauty of our city."

Big Dry Creek Trail follows an east-west course for 12 miles between Interstate 25 and Standley Lake in Westminster, according to TrailLink.com.

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