The Crime: The Bismarck Police Department is asking for help from anyone who might have information about a residential burglary and a peeping tom incident. The first incident occurred on Saturday October 19th at 5:21 AM. The victim reported that she awoke to find a man in bed with her. The subject then fled the residence. The victim believes that the subject was able to enter the residence through an unlocked door. The second incident occurred when officers were searching the area for the suspect in the first incident and spoke to a resident who observed a male looking into his window around 4:21 AM. Both cases remain under investigation. Police are urging residents to keep doors locked and to report any prowlers or window peepers immediately.
The Suspect: The suspect in the window peeking incident is described as a white male with a brown scruffy beard, wearing a green neon checkered sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black hat on backwards.
If you have information: If you have information on any of these crimes, please call the Bismarck Police Department at 223-1212. Tell the operator you have information about case number 13-19755 which is the Burglary on the 700 Block N 21st St. The peeping tom case number is 13-19754. To report information anonymously on this crime or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 224-TIPS (224-8477). No one was injured in these cases and they remain under investigation.
• To help prevent burglaries, keep your doors locked at all times. This will serve to protect you from unwanted intrusions whether you are home or not. It only takes a few seconds for someone to enter an unlocked home or apartment and steal your purse or other valuables. Keep your windows secured as well. If opened slightly for air, make sure the window is secured so as not to open further. This is especially true for ground floor apartments.
• Get to know the other residents in your area. Neighborhood Crime Watch encourages this activity, which helps to reduce crime in that area.
• Report any suspicious or criminal behavior immediately to the Police Department. If you are reporting a crime in progress or other emergency, use 9-1-1. For all other activity or to make a report, call 223-1212.