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Someone has been looking in Eagle windows

Kathy Heicher
Eagle Correspondent

EAGLE ” Police are calling in a criminal profiler and a bloodhound in their pursuit of a persistent “peeping Tom,” who has been roaming the Terrace subdivision for the past six weeks.

The peeper has been active in the south end of the subdivision, near Brush Creek Road. The suspect has at times used ladders (usually left out in yards) to access second-story windows.

The most recent incident was reported at 6:30 p.m. at the Pinion Townhomes complex on Tuesday evening.

“All of the incidents thus far are non-violent in nature. There is no reason for alarm at this time,” said Eagle Police Chief Rodger McLaughlin.

He urged Terrace residents to remain vigilant for suspicious people, particularly between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

“We’re asking people to take normal precautions. Lock doors, make sure windows are shut and locked, and that window coverings are closed,” the chief added.

A half-dozen intermittent peeping incidents have been reported from the neighborhood.

Last week, Eagle Police sent out a reverse 911 call to Terrace homeowners, alerting people to the problem. On Tuesday, the police arranged for a bloodhound to come in from Jefferson County, but canceled the dog’s arrival after a snowstorm moved in.

McLaughlin is bringing a criminal profiler from a Denver-area police Department onto the case this week.

As part of the ongoing investigation, the Eagle Police are patrolling the area intensively, and setting up some covert surveillance. The Greater Eagle Fire Department is working with the police to provide “extra eyes and ears” for the surveillance effort, McLaughlin said.

Citizens are urged to report any suspicious persons or activity immediately by calling 911.


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