Pickup truck at Millard North

A surveillance camera captured this image of the pickup truck police say was driven by a man who exposed himself to female students.

Police said they have apprehended a man in connection with several reports of indecent exposure at Millard North High School.

The man, Anyer Bezanilla, was apprehended after he was spotted at Kiewit Middle School, 15650 Howard St., about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon several female students reported that a man in a black truck exposed himself to them on the Millard North property.

In each case the man called the girls over to the black pickup he was driving, police and school officials said.

The incidents occurred between 4:30 and 5:50 p.m., a time when many students still were on the 144th and Pacific Streets campus after athletic practices or while waiting for rides.

On Thursday a detective observed a vehicle matching the suspect’s vehicle driving past Kiewit Middle School. The detective followed the truck, police said. It was later stopped in the area of Bob Boozer Drive and Pacific Street.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. Charges were pending Thursday afternoon.

According to Omaha police, the first student to report an exposure on Wednesday said she was in the parking lot of Millard North about 4:30 p.m. when she was approached by the pickup. She said the driver was a white male who was 18 to 20 years old and with a dark complexion and dark brown, spiked hair. She said he was wearing a bluish-green tie-dyed shirt.

The man asked her to help him, and when she approached the pickup, the man was exposing himself, police said.

The second student said that, about the same time, she was walking to her vehicle in the parking lot when a black truck approached her. She described the suspect as possibly Hispanic, 20 to 25 years old and with a medium complexion, black hair, dark eyebrows and a Spanish accent.

She described the truck as black with brown trim and possibly 9- or 10-county Nebraska plates.

The third student told police that about 5:50 p.m. she was leaving school and saw a black truck parked at the curb near the building. She described the man as Middle Eastern and about 40 years old.

The man asked her whether she knew where the closest hospital was, and when she approached the pickup, he was exposing himself, police said.

She said she backed away from the vehicle and the man drove off.

A fourth incident involved another female student who was in the southeast corner of the parking lot and reported being approached in a similar manner, according to Rebecca Kleeman, a spokeswoman for the Millard school district.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call the Omaha Police Department child victims sexual assault unit at 402-444-5636 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP or go to www.omahacrimestoppers.org.

joe.dejka@owh.com, 402-444-1077

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Joe covers education for The World-Herald, focusing on pre-kindergarten through high school. Phone: 402-444-1077.

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