Police arrest peeping Tom suspect, ask for more victims to come forward

Long Beach police have located one man suspected of peeping into women’s homes multiple times in the last two years but say they’re still searching for another suspect and more victims.

The LBPD said they were notified by the Riverside Police Department Thursday that they arrested a person of interest in a series of peeping incidents from 2019. Frederick Terrence Harvey is suspected of “peeking while loitering” multiple times in 2019 and two incidents from Oct. 10, 2018 and Nov. 24, 2018 in the area of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Clark Avenue, police said. The Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Harvey in May 2019.

Fredrick Harvey. Photo courtesy the LBPD.

“Detectives believe there may be additional victims from the 2019 series of peeking while loitering incidents,” police said. They ask that witnesses come forward.

They are also still looking for a second person of interest, described as 30 to 35, white or light-skinned, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, with a medium build, close-shaved or bald hair, a stubbly beard and chubby face.

A full list of incidents is available on the LBPD’s website.

Anyone who may have information on these incidents is asked to immediately call the LBPD Sex Crimes Detail at 562-570-7368. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Police ask for public’s help in finding serial ‘peeping Tom’

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.
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