Andrew Bernsten, a Sparks resident, was seen committing lewd acts in July near the dog park at the Sparks Marina. In November and January, Bernsten was seen again committing lewd acts outside the windows of the Blockbuster Video at 2848 Vista Blvd.
On Thursday, a Sparks Municipal Court employee alerted police detectives that Bernsten was there and he was arrested. He is being held at the Washoe County jail on $10,000 bail.
Detectives say there may be similar unreported cases involving Bernsten in the city of Sparks. He commonly walked around the business areas in Sparks asking citizens for money and cigarettes.
Anyone with information about these cases or any of the unreported cases is asked to call Sparks police at 353-2225 or 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.