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Published July 20, 2023

Man arrested after being caught on camera 'peering through windows at a residence': Collingwood OPP

A 59-year-old Collingwood man was charged
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UPDATE (Friday 5:30 p.m.):

OPP say they have arrested a man who was caught on surveillance video peering through windows at a residence in Collingwood.

Police say after receiving information from the public, a 59-year-old Collingwood man was charged with voyeurism, criminal harassment-watch and beset and trespassing at night.

He's scheduled to appear in Collingwood court on August 22.

"OPP remind residents to lock windows and doors at all times and report suspicious activity to police. As an extra measure of security you can also install motion sensor lights and cameras and possibly leave exterior lights on. With LED technology, and from personal experience, lights now consume very little power but go a long way in preventing crime," Officers stated in a release.

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Provincial police are investigating after a man was spotted on video surveillance peering through windows at a residence in Collingwood. 

OPP say the incident took place on Wednesday, July 12, around 11:00 p.m.

"A male was observed on video surveillance walking behind a residence on Dawson Drive in Collingwood," police wrote in a release. "The male then lingers around looking through a few windows of the residence for some time and eventually leaves the area." 

The man is described as 40-50 years old, heavier build with a goatee and short dark-coloured hair.

At the time he is wearing a light-coloured long-sleeve shirt, baseball cap and dark-coloured pants.

"OPP remind residents to lock windows and doors at all times and report suspicious activity to police. As an extra measure of security you can also install motion sensor lights and cameras and possibly leave exterior lights on. With LED technology, and from personal experience, lights now consume very little power but go a long way in preventing crime." 

Anyone with information is asked call Collingwood OPP at 1-705-445-4321 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also leave an anonymous tip online at https://ontariocrimestoppers.ca/   

Images via Collingwood OPP

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