An East Moline man will spend his 50th birthday in jail after being arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure Tuesday.
Keith Fehr, who turns 50 today, was arrested at Mitchell Park, 431 30th Ave., East Moline, at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday. He was in the Rock Island County Jail Wednesday afternoon on $2,500 bond, according to a jail staffer.
Court records indicate he is charged in Rock Island County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of public indecency and one misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation of a child.
Police were called to the park for a report of a person exposing himself. East Moline police Capt. John Reynolds said in a press release that when officers arrived at the park, they found Mr. Fehr exposing his genitals.
A photo of Mr. Fehr taken by police after his arrest shows him wearing a black, short-sleeved, v-neck dress that came to just above his knees, as well as black shoes.
Capt. Reynolds said the sexual exploitation charge stemmed from the fact that when Mr. Fehr was allegedly exposing himself, there were children in the park. He said witnesses did not report any contact between Mr. Fehr and the children in the park.
No future court dates have been set for Mr. Fehr, according to court records.
Today is Tuesday, March 11, the 70th day of 2014. There are 295 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Much damage is being done by hogs that are running at large about town. The marshal will take them up and sell them if their owners do not contain them. 1889 -- 125 years ago: George Newberry, Daniel Strecker, Al Webb and James Dixon returned from a voyage down the Mississippi River as far as Memphis, Tenn., on a flat. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Augustana College was put out of the running for the state collegiate basketball title when defeated by Millikin. The Viking lineup included Sten, Samuelson and Swanbeck, forwards, and Holtgren, Johnson and Berg, guards. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The coronation of Pope Pius XII and preliminary ceremonies were broadcast by WHBF on the Mutual Radio Network. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Reactivation of a portion of the J.I. Case Co, plant in Rock Island as a supplier for component parts for the firm's manufacturing centers at Racine, Wis., or Burlington, Iowa, is under consideration. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Downtown Moline business owners will have a chance to help shape the city's future through a survey being done by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.