Man arrested after peeping Tom complaints

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published April 3, 2019

File photo by Deb Jacques


SOUTHFIELD — A man was arrested recently after police saw him looking into windows.

According to a police report, at around 9:08 p.m. March 6, the Southfield Police Department’s tactical crime suppression unit conducted surveillance in the area of Cambridge Avenue and Aberdeen Street.

Police said residents had previously reported seeing a man lurking between houses in the area and looking into windows. Officers were able to develop a suspect, and they set up surveillance outside the man’s residence.

Police saw the man exit his residence at around 9 p.m., and the officers followed the man on foot. Police said they saw him go between several houses, walking from the side yard of a residence.

Police later discovered that the man was making preparations to look into windows.

“It was later confirmed (that the man) had set up a bucket so he could look down into a bathroom window,” police said in the report.

Police stopped and questioned the man, who said he was coming from the home of a friend who lives in the area.

Officers made contact with the friend, who confirmed that the man had not been at his residence.

When police investigated the scene, they located an overturned 5-gallon bucket beneath a bathroom window. They inspected the shoe prints in the snow nearby, which were a match to the soles of the shoes the suspect was wearing, police said.

Police tracked the suspect’s shoe prints in the snow where he had walked between several residences.

The man was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, police said.