For Immediate Release
Date: April 23, 2021 10:12 AM
Case Number: SR21-02671
Sex Crimes Suspect Arrested After Foot Pursuit
On Thursday, April 22, 2021 at approximately 3:56 p.m. the San Rafael Police Department received a call from a State Parole Agent regarding a person who was under his supervision. The agent reported that the suspect, Willie Clinton-Jones, is a convicted sex offender who is monitored via GPS. Clinton-Jones is prohibited from entering any schools, parks, or playgrounds as a condition of his parole. The Parole Agent told San Rafael Police Dispatchers that Clinton-Jones had entered the San Rafael High School Campus. The agent was monitoring Clinton-Jones’ movements and gave updates regarding his location.
Officers responded to the area and were advised that Clinton-Jones was near a specific business at Montecito Plaza. When the first officer arrived, he was immediately contacted by an employee of a nearby business. The employee reported that a man had just exposed himself to her. The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and his direction of travel. The officer quickly located Clinton-Jones near the rear of the shopping center. Upon seeing the officer, Clinton-Jones fled toward San Rafael High School. The officer pursued Clinton-Jones on foot through the high school campus and into a nearby neighborhood. Clinton-Jones ran between houses and began jumping fences. A resident in the unit block of Belle Avenue reported seeing Clinton-Jones hiding in bushes in their back yard. As officers converged on the area, the Parole Agent was able to pinpoint Clinton-Jones’ location at a specific address. Clinton-Jones had entered the lower level of a home on Belle Avenue and was hiding in a workshop. He was taken into custody without incident.
Additional investigation revealed that when Clinton-Jones was initially on the high school campus he inappropriately touched a female student. From there he went to the shopping center where he entered two separate businesses, exposed himself to female employees, and proceeded to masturbate.
Clinton-Jones was transported to the Marin County Jail where he was booked for indecent exposure, sexual battery, resisting arrest, and violation of parole.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: April 23, 2021 10:11 PDT by Lt. Dan Fink #447