Published: Feb 09, 2013 6:50 PM EST
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 11:38 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. - The North Port Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) is actively investigating
an incident that involves a prowler in the North Chamberlain Boulevard area. In the past several
weeks, the suspect (described as a white male wearing all dark clothing) has been peeping
through windows, apparently targeting young female teenagers.

Residents are encouraged to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area.
It is also recommended that residents keep their outside lights on to ensure highest visibility at
night. Other safeguards may include the lowering of blinds and using caution when answering
the door.

The North Port Police Department is viewing cases of this nature as a priority and will be
actively patrolling the area utilizing varied investigative measures. The agency will be issuing
a Code Red to request the assistance of citizens living in the area. This action is intended to
reinforce the importance of looking out for their neighbors and reporting any suspicious persons
or activity.

If you have any information on this case please contact Detective Brian Chippendale at
941­429­7330 or Callers may also use the NPPD Tip line at
(941) 429­7382 or call 941­366­TIPS (8477). They can text TIP109 + message to C­R­I­M­E­S