DRACUT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Dracut Police Department said they received a report of a suspicious man that was looking into the bedroom window of two children early Monday morning.
Deputy Chief David Chartrand said that officials intend to press charges against the suspect that was allegedly peering into a residence on Skyline Drive. Arriving officers said that they spoke to a resident of the complex who said she had seen the suspect. According to her testimony, the resident was walking her dog at about 2 a.m. when her dog began to bark at a section of bushes. She said that a man soon after emerged from the bushes.
Police said that another resident of the building said she was awoken by a barking dog and could hear her two and five-year-old daughters crying in their bedroom. The mother resident told officers that her five-year-old claimed she saw a man looking into their bedroom window.
The DPD said that they searched the area but did not find a suspect.
Later, at around 4:30 a.m., Dracut Police heard a report that the suspect had returned to the area of Skyline Drive, hopped into a vehicle, and left.
Police said that they stopped a vehicle nearby and identified the driver, though his name is not immediately being released. The DPD said that the property owner has issued a no-trespass order, barring the suspect from returning to the premises.
"This was a concerning incident, and I want to thank the residents who contacted us and provided us with information that was key to this investigation," said Chartrand. "We have identified this individual and are moving forward through the proper channels to seek criminal charges in Lowell District Court. I encourage anyone in Dracut who identifies suspicious activity to call Dracut Police."