Camera found outside woman’s restroom window in Escalon, one arrested

A camera was found outside a woman’s restroom window according to the Escalon Police Department.

Authorities say, on September 27th, 2020, officer Zambrana took a report of a residential burglary in the 1600 block of Saint Clair Street. Police say items stolen included a handgun, a GoPro camera, and a Petcube camera.

The police department then reported that on September 29th, 2020, Officer Poortinga took a report of a camera placed outside a woman’s bathroom window in the 1300 block of Stanislaus Street.

The camera was identified, via serial number, as the GoPro camera that was stolen during the residential burglary.

Police reviewed footage on the camera, images of the inside of an unknown residence were located, along with partial images of a suspect wearing distinct articles of clothing.

Earlier today, Officer Poortinga contacted Justin Johnson at his residence. He was wearing clothing consistent with the suspect who put the GoPro camera in the victim’s window.

Officer Poortinga obtained a search warrant for Justin’s residence and located the Petcube camera that was stolen in the burglary and was able to confirm that some of the images on the GoPro were from the inside of Justin’s residence.

Officer Poortinga also located a bicycle that he identified as being involved in the theft of a Ring Doorbell camera on September 15th, 2020.

Justin was subsequently arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for First Degree Burglary, Peeping, and Petty Theft. Where he is being held on $160,000.00 bail.

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