During the evening ofJuly 12, 2011, Ocean City Police, in conjunction with Delaware State Police Troop Four’s Major Crimes Unit, concluded a serial “peeping-tom” investigation with the arrest of William Devon Jones, 44, ofWest Chester,Pennsylvania. During the investigation Jones was observed riding his bicycle in the north end ofOceanCityand intoDelaware. While inDelaware, Jones was observed by detectives peeping into windows of three different apartments at a housing complex that bordersOceanCity. Jones rode back intoOceanCityand was also observed trespassing on private properties in the area. Jones was taken into custody by Ocean City Police after a brief bicycle chase.
In addition to last night’s incident, Jones was wanted inDelawareandMaryland. Delawareauthorities had outstanding arrest warrants for Jones for trespassing with intent to “peer” or “peep.” The charges rise out of three different incidents that occurred at the East of the Sun complex inFenwickIsland, during which Jones was observed looking into windows of the complex. Ocean City Police also wanted Jones for second-degree assault and fourth degree sex offense. TheMarylandcharges were brought when the Ocean City Police Department received a complaint in June 2011, at which time a subsequent criminal investigation took place and Jones was identified as the suspect.
Jones is being held on Delaware State Police arrest warrants and Ocean City Police arrest warrants. Additional charges are pending for Jones from both the Ocean City Police Department and Delaware State Police.
Jones is being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building pending an initial appearance before an Ocean City District Court Commissioner. Ocean City Police are asking citizens who have any information regarding these incidents or any unreported incidents to please contact the Ocean City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Detective Brett Case, at 410-723-6632.