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PD: Man arrested for peering into windows to spy on teen girls in Scottsdale neighborhoods

Posted at 3:55 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 21:04:02-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A man has been arrested and faces dozens of charges for allegedly going through residential neighborhoods in Scottsdale to peer through windows and spy on teenage girls.

According to Scottsdale police, 34-year-old Steven Spoon was arrested Wednesday night after a lengthy investigation that started in August. For several weeks, police received reports that a man had been roaming residential neighborhoods in Scottsdale and was peering through windows. Police say many of these residents had one or more teenage girls living in the home.

Through an extensive investigation and an anonymous tip, detectives were led to a person of interest, Steven Spoon. Additional information reportedly linked Spoon as the suspect in several of the reported crimes.

On Wednesday night, Scottsdale detectives spotted Spoon leaving the backyard of a north Scottsdale home and arrested him.

Once in custody, Spoon admitted to targeting homes of teenage girls to view them changing or showering.

Spoon is in custody as the suspect of 11 reports and is facing 45 felony and misdemeanor charges, including criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and unlawful viewing.

"The message to parents is to be aware of what social media platforms your children are using and also have conversations about GPS and the phones and the tracking capabilities that they have," said Sgt. Ben Hoster with the Scottsdale Police Department.

Police say there could be additional cases, including in other part of the Valley.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.