Brewer man accused of peeping in windows of Newport home charged with violation of privacy

Posted Nov. 08, 2013, at 9:42 a.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — A man accused of peeping into windows of a woman’s house on Thursday has been charged with violation of privacy, according to Newport police.

Nerio Brandolini, 51, of Brewer was seen looking into windows of an Elm Street home where a woman and her daughter live, according to police. A neighbor, Hunter Prew, saw Brandolini looking into the windows and chased him. He later flagged down police and told them where the man was staying.

Brandolini was arrested on two outstanding warrants for unpaid fines on Thursday morning. Newport police summoned him on Thursday afternoon at Penobscot County Jail in Bangor for violation of privacy, a Class D misdemeanor, Newport police Cpl. David Wintle said on Friday morning.

A Class D crime is punishable with up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Brandolini remained in Penobscot County Jail on Friday morning.