HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (February 7, 2013/9:00 AM) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of a suspicious male believed to be peeping into windows on the South end of Hilton Head.
Deputies responded to Tanglewood Villas at approximately 10:30 pm last night after a resident reported seeing an unknown black male looking in her window. The victim, a 13-year old female, advised that she walked into her room after showering and noticed a subject staring at her through her bedroom window. The victim’s mother, who was on the rear patio at the time of the incident, reported seeing a male subject run from the side of the building and jump over a fence.
The subject was described only as a black male in dark clothing. Deputies searched the area but had no contact with the subject.
Two other similar incidents have been reported in the surrounding area over the last three weeks. On January 24th, deputies received a report of a suspicious black male subject seen hiding in the bushes in the courtyard area of Beach Arbor Villas (24 Deallyon Ave). The complainant advised having seen the same subject on several occasions in the area, always between 6:45-7:00 am. The complainant was concerned that the subject may have been attempting to watch juvenile female tennis students as they dressed in the morning.
The subject in that incident was also described as a black male, between 20-30 years of age, approximately 5’10”, 160 lbs, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.
On January 30th, deputies responded to the Metropolitan Hotel (36 S Forest Beach Dr) in reference to a report of indecent exposure. The victim, a 25-year old female desk clerk at the hotel, advised that at approximately 1:30 am that morning she observed an unknown subject standing outside a window near the office, masturbating. The subject was described only as a male in dark hooded sweatshirt.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages South Forest Beach area residents and business owners to be on the lookout for, and report any suspicious person(s). Anyone with information is asked to contact either Investigator Cpl. D. Seifert at 843-255-3414 or Crimestoppers.
MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN a REWARD: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).