Habitual front-yard masturbator arrested in La Quinta

LA QUINTA — A person whose neighbors claim the man was continuously seen masturbating in front of his La Quinta home was arrested Monday, Aug. 5, after officials were contacted and verified the man’s disturbing actions were taking place on a regular basis.


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Deputies assigned to the La Quinta Sheriff Station’s Special Enforcement Team were alerted to the man’s alleged behavior Monday afternoon, at 4:38 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. David Aldrich reported after the man’s arrest.

SET members responded to the 52200 block of Avenida Ramirez regarding indecent exposure reports involving 46-year-old, La Quinta resident, Clarence William Bailey.

Clarence Bailey, 46, was arrested at his La Quinta home after an investigation determined the man was seen “masturbating in front of his residence in view of the neighbors on multiple occasions,” officials reported after the man’s arrest. RSO booking photo

During their subsequent investigation deputies determined Bailey “was masturbating in front of his residence in view of the neighbors on multiple occasions,” explained Aldrich; who said, “Bailey was located at his residence and taken into custody.”

Based on their investigation, Bailey was booked into Riverside County Jail in Indio on suspicion of indecent exposure.

Online jail records indicate Bailey was cited and released within hours of his arrest. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Indio’s Larsen Justice Center, Oct. 24.

The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team has asked that anyone with additional information about their investigation to contact Deputy Huyler at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 863-8990. Callers can refer to incident file number LA192170074 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he currently writes for or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, the (now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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