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Rocklin man arrested for public masturbation

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Police arrested a Rocklin resident Sunday for reportedly touching himself while in view of passing highway traffic, according to a report from the Rocklin Police Department.

At 12:56 p.m., Rocklin police officers responded to the 4400 block of Granite Drive for a report of a nude man. The man was reportedly behind a chain-link fence and facing passing traffic on westbound Interstate 80 while masturbating.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and located a man matching the description of the suspect walking along Granite Drive. The subject was identified as 65-year-old Harold Michael Emery, of Rocklin, the report said. Officers determined he was a confirmed sex registrant. Through their investigation, officers were able to positively identify Emery as the nude suspect, according to the report.

Emery was arrested and booked into the Placer County Jail on a felony charge of lewd conduct – indecent exposure. Bail is set at $55,000.

The Rocklin Police Department asks any citizens who witnessed the suspect during this criminal act to call 625-5400.