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 Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2013. There are 221 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A military escort will be at the square at 9 a.m. tomorrow forthe funeral of Lieut. Joseph Eaton. The county judge is absent in Chicago, which willaccount for his not being in the procession. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's City Council last night appropriated $95,000 forexpenses for the 1888 and 1889 fiscal year. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. F.W. Reimers last night was re-elected president of the RockIsland Musical Club at a meeting in the New Harper Hotel. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Seven members of Boy Scout Troop 21 got their Eagle badges lastnight. They were Ralph Hurt, Robert Nelson, Howard Schersten, Cecil Nelson, RobertFryxell, Clarence Stone and Rollin Hurt. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Mayor Morris Muhleman has resorted to a form letter in an effort toanswer objections to the wheel tax increase. "It was my hope that I could, in some way,restore the faith of the citizens in our city. In order to do this I knew I must face the factthat I would become very unpopular."All they are trying to do is protect the citizensproperty and build their town. 1988 -- 25 years ago: RICCA, the Rock Island County Council on Addictions, inconjunction with the Quad City Downs, will hold its annual "Night at the Races" June 2.The benefit "Night at the Races" will raise funds locally to assist in maintaining the twohalfway houses, New Hope Lodge (for women) and Beacon House (for men).