Accused ‘Peeping Tom’ arrested in Newport News

Posted at 12:32 PM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-03 12:32:04-04

Newport News, Va. – An 18-year-old man was arrested Saturday after being caught peeping into a woman’s apartment.

Tyrell D. Bell

Tyrell D. Bell

Officers were called to the 900 block of Forest Lake Court around 11:30 p.m. in reference to a burglary in progress. The victim, a 54-year-old woman, called police when she heard someone outside her bedroom window.

When the officers arrived, they found a man dressed in gray at the back of the apartment building. The man attempted to run away but was quickly detained and identified as 18-year-old Tyrell Bell.

The investigation ruled out a burglary but Bell was charged with peeping or spying into an occupied dwelling.