In Shelton, WA stranger gets into local homes and watches people sleep
April 21, 2017
(SHELTON, WA.) -- It's a strange piece of business indeed, this stranger in the night and what he's up to.
Shelton Police say they're investigating two separate incidents of "an unknown person entering homes during the nighttime hours and watching occupants sleep," according to a police statement issued April 20.
The first incident happened on April 6, 2017. Around 4:30 am in the 2300 block of Laurel Street, "The female resident reported that she woke up to find an unknown male inside her home, standing next to her, attempting to take her sock off. The suspect left through an unlocked sliding glass door."
The second strange piece of business happened on Thursday April 20, 2017 at about 4:20 am in the 1200 Block of West Alder Street.
The woman who lives there reported that she woke up to a stranger, a man standing in the doorway of her bedroom. "The suspect left through an unlocked rear door," according to the statement.
Police say i both incidents, the 4 am man was a white male, about 6 feet tall, with short shaggy dark hair.
And here's the wake up call for you folks who don't lock your doors at night. In both cases the guy got in through an unlocked door.
"As a general safety precaution, the Shelton Police Department encourages all Shelton residents to lock doors and windows."
Considering the circumstances, that's a wise piece of advice.
Anyone with any further information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact Shelton Police Detective Moran at (360) 432-5184.