BERKELEY – Township police finally caught the man accused of peeping in windows in Holiday City and committing lewd acts on himself, all while wearing a bra and women’s underwear.
Berkeley Township Police said 26-year-old Justin Guy was arrested October 17, following an extensive investigation which included tips from the public, interviews, help from social media and surveillance footage.
Guy was charged with one count of criminal trespass and one count of invasion of privacy. According to police, he has been released on a summons.
The incident happened on the evening of September 20. Police were called to a Jamaica Boulevard home in the age-restricted section of Holiday City to probe a suspicious incident. The victim who called police had reported that their surveillance camera had an image of a person dressed in female undergarments, peeking through windows and inappropriately touching themselves. The video showed the person fleeing from the area.
In a prepared statement posted on the police department’s Facebook page, the public was actively involved in providing leads that aided in the identification of the man. This was done through emails and calls to the police tip line.
This week, a major break in the case came from one of those leads. Detectives Joseph Santoro, Detective Lieutenant Peter La Rocca and Detective William Somers were led to a home on St. George Street in Holiday City. After securing a search warrant, they had some help from Patrolman Daniel Williams and Patrolman Johnny Medina. During the search, police uncovered evidence to show that Guy was in fact… their guy.
Guy was placed under arrest and transported to police H.Q. for processing. Thanks to bail reform, he has been released from custody.
Police are thankful to the public for their help in this case.
Police said the investigation was greatly assisted By Sergeant Jason Malley and Patrolman Shane Leighton who followed up on information provided to them and promptly passing along to detectives.