Police search for man accused of recording women in bathroom at popular park

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly videotaped women in the bathroom at a popular park.

It happened at Panorama Park off West 33rd Avenue and Fenton Street in Wheat Ridge.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department said it knows the identity of the suspect and is now working with the district attorney’s office to get an arrest warrant.

On the afternoon of Aug. 12, a woman noticed a cellphone in the only stall of the restroom. The phone had recorded multiple women.

“We got so many people that are out there trying to expose and exploit kids now and it scares me. I have kids and grandkids,” Joanne Thornton said.

Thornton noticed a man in a tree, near the restroom, a few days after the recordings.

“I saw something black on the ground and it scared the heck out of me and I thought what the heck is that and all the sudden it was a guy coming out of the tree,” Thornton said.

People plan to be on alert and are hopeful police will soon make an arrest.

Police are still looking to talk to one of the victims. She’s an adult woman who used the restroom at 2 p.m. on Aug. 12.

She’s described as having blond hair, styled in a ponytail, and was wearing a black and white tennis skirt and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police 303-235-2957.

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