After getting multiple reports of a curly-haired man peeping in windows, South Salt Lake police officers canvassed the area near 650 West 3800 South on Wednesday morning.
A woman called police Wednesday when she woke up to a man “peering through her window,” said South Salt Lake spokesman Gary Keller.
Kristin Porter lives in the Mountain Shadow apartment complex the curly-haired man has been frequenting, and when she left her home at 6 a.m., police cars were at the entrances of the complex. They told her it would be best if she stayed inside.
Porter hasn’t seen the suspected peeper, but she said her neighbor has reported multiple break-ins and peeping Toms since he and his young granddaughter moved into the complex three or four weeks ago.
Police have responded to four other similar reports at the same apartment complex in the past month and a half, Keller said, adding that the description of the man is the same for each report: a 5-foot-5 male in his 20s with shoulder-length curly hair.
An officer chased a curly haired man while responding to one of the initial reports, but lost him, Keller said. A police bloodhound tracked the man for a short time, but the dog lost the track too.
“We don‘t know how he’s eluding us, but nevertheless, he is,” Keller said.
Correction: Oct. 11, 11:50 a.m. >> An earlier version of this story, based on information provided by police, misstated the time period of reports about a peeping Tom at a West Valley apartment complex. There have been five reports in the past month and a half.