Violent Sexual Predator Arrested 2-17-19

Date: February 17, 2019 at 10:01 AM 

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N. Pinellas Park, Florida 33781 

Contact: Lieutenant Adam Geissenberger Public Information Officer
c- 727-214-7921 

What: Violent Sexual Predator Arrested 

When: February 17, 2019 

On February 17, 2019 officers from the Pinellas Park Police Department responded to reports of an elderly male subject exposing himself and masturbating in front of children. During the investigation officers learned the following: Edward Boelsche, 89 called out to three children (all three children are under the age of 16) walking down a sidewalk, directing their attention toward him. When the three juvenile females looked in his direction, he exposed himself and started to masturbate. The children immediately reported the incident to an adult who was able to identify the location of the suspect and contacted law enforcement. The adult also witnessed Boelsche masturbating. Officers identified Edward Boelsche, who is a registered sexually violent predator. Boelsche was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Pinellas County Jail charged with one (1) count of Lewd & Lascivious Exhibition. He remains in jail with a $50,000 bond. Arrested Edward Albert Boelsche W/M 8/1/29 Current address: Continental Inn 12810 US Hwy 19, Clearwater This incident occurred at the home of Boelsche's son whom he was visiting for the day. Boelsche has multiple criminal arrests/convictions for sexual violence against children dating back to 1986. Boelsche was on probation until April 28, 2017. 

Released by: Lt. Adam Geissenberger