Scottsdale police arrest Patrick Martinson for indecent exposure

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Scottsdale police arrested a man for exposing himself in front of a woman and they are looking into whether he may be connected to several other similar cases.

On Saturday, Patrick Martinson, 32, was booked into jail on indecent exposure and criminal trespassing charges.

According to police, someone called 911 around 1:30 a.m. on March 1st to report a man exposing himself near the Saguaro Hotel near Drinkwater Boulevard and Indian School Road.

While searching the San Marin Apartments nearby, officers stopped and talked with Martinson because he matched the suspect's description.

Officers questioned and released Martinson pending further evidence.

Later that day, detectives went back to Martinson's apartment and questioned him about an indecent exposure case on February 3rd.

Police said Martinson was positively identified during a photo lineup connecting him to the February 3rd incident.

Detectives are now trying to determine if Martinson could be connected to other similar cases in Scottsdale .

The first incident was reportedly at the Palladium Apartments on Drinkwater Boulevard, north of Indian School Road around 2:30 a.m. February 2nd.

Police said the suspect entered the victim's apartment through an unlocked glass door while she was sleeping. He put his pants down and exposed himself.

The suspect ran away when the victim woke up screaming, police said.

The second incident was at the Howard Johnson hotel on Indian School Road, west of Scottsdale Road, at 3 a.m. on February 3rd.

Police said they believe the same suspect got into the first floor motel room through an unsecured window, wearing only underpants.

The victim kicked and struck him, causing him to escape through the window, police said.

The third occurrence was at the San Marin Apartments, which is also on Drinkwater Boulevard, north of Indian School Road. It happened at 6:45 a.m. on February 3rd.

ABC15 has learned Martinson was also arrested last year in North Carolina after being accused of peeping on women at a tanning salon.

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