Burlington Police identify suspected ‘peeping tom’

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 3:04 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say tips from neighbors helped them arrest a Burlington man accused of peeping into a woman’s windows and trying to get inside.

Burlington Police say the incidents happened Wednesday at a home in the Hill Section near Union Street. They say the male suspect first came to the house of the female resident around 5:13 p.m. Wednesday evening and looked into her windows. Then, they say he came back later around 2 a.m. Thursday and tried to break in.

Now, James Townsend, 37, is being charged with two counts of stalking and three counts of voyeurism.

Burlington Police say they hope neighbors in the area will not have to worry about being victimized by him further.

Burlington Police are asking for help to identify a suspected peeping tom in the Hill Section.
Burlington Police are asking for help to identify a suspected peeping tom in the Hill Section.(Photo provided)