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State College Police Arrest Man for Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Indecent Exposure and Open Lewdness

by on January 08, 2013 11:29 AM

State College Police officers responded to a call at 1:03 a.m. on Tuesday at the Palmerton apartment building, 316 W. Beaver Ave., for a report of a man who had entered an apartment, walked into a female's bedroom and started masturbating. 

The man fled the apartment as officers responded to the scene, police said. 

A naked man was seen running down the east stairwell of the apartment building when officers were inside. Officers pursued the man on foot down the stairwell, identifying themselves as police and ordering the defendant to stop. The suspect fled to the underground garage where he was apprehended by officers near the rear exit, police said.

The man was identified as Chase Matthew Carmody, 21, of 7367 Florey Court, San Diego, police said. 

Carmody was positively identified by the victim as the male she observed masturbating in her bedroom. The investigation revealed that Carmody also entered a second apartment in the Palmerton around the same time. That female victim told police she was sitting on her living room sofa when the front door opened. She saw a white male with short blonde hair enter her apartment, take several steps inside and stand, nude, before her, police said.

When she confronted him, he fled, she told police. This victim also positively identified Carmody as the actor who entered her apartment.

Carmody was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, indecent exposure and open lewdness. He was taken to the Centre County Central Booking Center for arraignment.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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