1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
February 02, 2005 00:00
Central Precinct officers have recently developed information on a burglary suspect who has also been involved in a series of unreported peeping tom incidents in the residential area around OHSU. An officer from the Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team and a City of Portland Crime Prevention Specialist have talked with several residents in the area of Southwest 12th Avenue and Southwest Gaines Street and now believe that the suspect could have been involved in criminal activity for the past year and, until recently, the activity went unreported.
During the past few days, members of the crime prevention team have canvassed the area, talking to several citizens and passing out flyers. They found several area residents who describe seeing a suspect on the porches and decks of homes and apartments apparently looking into windows. The same suspect is also possibly been involved in at least two recent incidents where female victims woke up to find a male suspect standing in their bedroom. Neither of the victims was sexually assaulted, but the suspect made physical contact with one of the victims. In each case, the suspect entered through an unlocked door.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-twenties, medium height with a thin to medium build. The suspect has wavy brown hair and sometimes wears glasses. Witnesses told officers that the suspect does not look or dress like a transient.
Officers are looking for anyone who has been the victim of similar activity but has not reported the activity to police. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Scott Westerman at (503) 823-0235 or Crime Prevention Specialist Stephanie Reynolds at (503) 823-3131.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson