Suspected voyeur arrested in Unity

Posted March 05, 2010, at 8:03 p.m.
Dodge - Mug    PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WALDO COUNTY JAIL

Cpl. Bob Cartier, Training Officer
Waldo County 72 Hr Hold/ Mid-Coast Regional Reentry Center
P: 207-338-1080          Fax:207-338-3026
WALDO COUNTY JAIL
Dodge - Mug PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WALDO COUNTY JAIL Cpl. Bob Cartier, Training Officer Waldo County 72 Hr Hold/ Mid-Coast Regional Reentry Center P: 207-338-1080 Fax:207-338-3026

UNITY, Maine — Police arrested a suspected Peeping Tom on Thursday and charged him with burglary and the theft of ladies’ undergarments.

After a Windemere Lane woman reported early Thursday morning that someone was peeping in her bedroom window, Waldo County Sheriff’s Department personnel followed the tracks through fresh snow straight to the Unity apartment of 38-year-old Scott Dodge.

Sgt. Dale Brown and Deputy David Mushrall that morning charged Dodge with invasion of privacy, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He was not arrested then, but the police kept digging, according to Chief Deputy Robert Keating.

“We had been having some previous complaints in that neighborhood,” Keating said Friday.

Detectives Jason Bosco and Matthew Curtis returned to Dodge’s Unity apartment later Thursday to follow up on two earlier complaints of burglary on Windemere Lane. On Aug. 2, someone broke a window pane of a home and rummaged through bureaus in women’s bedrooms, specifically looking for women’s underwear, Keating said. On Sept. 8, another home was burglarized and a woman living there discovered that someone had pawed through and stolen ladies’ underwear.

The detectives recovered one article stolen in the September burglary and arrested Dodge. He was charged with aggravated criminal trespass, burglary and theft and transported to the Waldo County Jail in Belfast.

Dodge has since been released on bail, according to a jail official.

“We’re continuing to investigate,” Keating said. “We have been receiving complaints for several months about Peeping Toms. He’s certainly a prime suspect.”

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