Victims News Online
Updated 8:20 p.m., Feb. 4, 2013
Scottsdale Police have released the sketch of a man they say entered three different apartments/motel rooms over the weekend, and exposed himself to female victims.
According to officials, the suspect entered the rooms through “unsecured points of entry.”
The first occurrence was at the Palladium Apartments at 2:30 on the morning of February 2nd, where the subject entered the victim’s apartment through the unlocked glass door while she was sleeping, with his pants down exposing himself. The suspect fled as the victim woke up screaming.
The next occurrence was at the Howard Johnson hotel on February 3rd at 3:00 am, where it is believed that the same suspect entered a first floor motel room through an unsecured window while wearing only underpants. The victim engaged him, kicking and striking him causing him to then flee out the window.
The third occurrence was at the San Marin Apartments at 6:45 am also on the 3rdwhen the suspect entered through the victim’s unlocked sliding glass door with himself exposed. The sleeping victim awoke and screamed causing the suspect again to leave. In all of the instances the victim’s were unharmed.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, 5’08-5″11, 150-175 lbs, short blonde or light brown hair, possibly with a piercing by his eye, wearing a gray zip up hooded sweatshirt, gray workout pants, and possibly wearing a beanie cap during the third incident.
The Scottsdale Police outlined the following personal safety tips which may reduce your risk of becoming a victim:
–Keep your blinds closed at night and lock doors and windows.
–Be aware of your surroundings when going to and from your residence.
–Report all suspicious activity to police immediately by calling 9-1-1.
–Have a safety plan that includes an escape route, if you are confronted by a suspect in your home.
The Police Department reminds residents that the decision to actively fight off an attacker is a personal choice dictated by physical abilities and environment, as well as potential weapons available to you or the suspect. Experts in sexual assault prevention recommend avoidance and/or escape if possible. If an assault is imminent, then loudly confront the attacker, scream and make loud noises to attract attention.
Anyone with information related to these crimes or the suspect in the sketch is asked to call Scottsdale Police at 480-312-TIPS, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.