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Township peeping Tom arrested in other cases


A man arrested and then placed on a tether in late January for peeping in local windows, was placed on surveillance for other incidents and then arrested for an incident in Southfield on Thursday, May 14. On January 31 Bloomfield Township police arrested Donovan Rashaad Johnson, 27, of Bloomfield Hills, for a Peeping Tom incident on S. Spinning Wheel Drive. According to Bloomfield Township Police Lt. Paul Schwab, the arrest occurred “because of surveillance following multiple reports of similar incidents in Bloomfield Township and other area jurisdictions.” Johnson was arraigned on February 7, and given a cash bond of $10,000, no 10 percent. A GPS tether was also ordered, and Johnson was ordered to surrender all firearms to the Bloomfield Township Police Department. Schwab reported that on April 23 Bloomfield Township police began investigating another Peeping Tom case similar to the other cases. “While the tether data was able to eliminate Johnson as a suspect in the April 23 incident, investigators discovered multiple incidents of suspicious activity in other communities,” Schwab said. “A review of tether data and store surveillance video led investigators to believe Johnson was following unsuspecting female victims’ home from large department stores. Johnson would return to the backyards of their homes later in the evening. Surveillance was then established on Johnson.” On May 14, while conducting surveillance on Johnson, officers observed him committing a Peeping Tom incident in Southfield, and Southfield police officers arrested him. Bloomfield Township police took custody of Johnson so his conditional bond could be revoked, Schwab said. Johnson appeared before Judge Marc Barron of 48th District Court on Monday, May 18. He pled guilty to the bond violation and no contest to the original peeping charge from January. Johnson's bond and tether were revoked, and he was lodged in the Oakland County Jail to await sentencing.

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