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Sept. 1, 2018 UPDATED INFORMATION - On Friday, August 31, Huntsville Police Department (HPD) responded to several calls in which a suspect of similar description entered apartments near the Sam Houston State University campus. As in previous instances, there were no signs of forced entry and it is believed the suspect entered the residences through unlocked doors.
"We urge all residents to be aware of their surroundings," said HPD Chief Kevin Lunsford. "Keep doors and windows locked, especially when sleeping. If anyone sees a person matching the description of this suspect [below and attached image], please contact the police department."
Anyone with information regarding this suspect is urged to call the Huntsville Police Department at (936) 291-5480, or Crime Stoppers at (936) 294-9494. For more information, contact Lieutenant Curt Landrum at (936) 291-5466.
May 23, 2018 - Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department are currently investigating three residential intruder incidents and are asking for assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect.
On April 9, 2018, officers responded to a call at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Sycamore in which the suspect entered the residence while the resident was sleeping. The victim awoke to find the suspect leering at her while standing on a chair next to her bed. The victim screamed, at which time the suspect fled the scene.
On May 6, 2018, officers responded to a call at an apartment complex located in the 500 block of Bowers Boulevard in which the suspect again entered the apartment while the victim was asleep. The victim awoke to find the suspect standing next to her bed in his boxer underwear. The victim ordered the suspect to leave the residence and the suspect did so.
On May 11, 2018, officers responded to a call at an apartment complex located in the 2100 block of Sycamore in which the suspect accessed the apartment while the victim was sleeping. Roommates of the victim returned to the residence to find the suspect leaving the victim’s bedroom. The suspect continued past the roommates, exiting through the front door and fleeing.
There were no signs of forced entry in any of the offenses, indicating the suspect may have entered the residences through an unlocked door or window. The suspect has appeared calm in all of the offenses, going so far as to attempt to engage in conversation with the victims and witnesses. The suspect is described as a medium complexioned male between 5 foot 7 inches and 5 foot 10 inches tall, with a tribal-style tattoo on his left arm, extending from the area of his elbow to his shoulder and pectoral area. (Attached is a composite image of the person of interest.)
Detectives with the Huntsville Police Department are investigating these offenses as Burglaries. Burglary in this instance is a felony of the first degree and can carry punishment of imprisonment for life, or from 5 to 99 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a possible fine not to exceed $10,000.
Chief Kevin Lunsford said, “We are currently working with neighboring agencies to determine if similar offenses are occurring in their areas. The is a fear that if this suspect continues to commit these types of offenses he may escalate his actions to the point that someone is seriously injured. We are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and getting him into custody.”