A Peeping Tom who made threats against some Eastside residents and frightened many other residents in 2019 appears to be back in the area.
Lt. William Moulder of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station confirms that the man was recently released from prison and has found his way back to the West Hollywood area.
The man has been previously been arrested for “peeping inside an inhabited dwelling,” trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In Sept. 2019, Norton Avenue resident Kathy Bray spoke at the Public Safety Commission meeting about her experience of spotting him peering inside her bedroom window as she was naked getting out of the shower. After she shouted at him to leave, he yelled back, ordering her to come out and have sex with him. He then threatened her, saying, “I know where you live, I’m going to get you.”
Next the man came to the front door and tried to get in, but she managed to lock the door first. He made more threats about, “I’m going to get you.” Bray called 911 and the man only left her yard when he heard the police sirens approaching.
After that, the man began stalking her, following her to various places around town. Bray snapped the above picture of him following her in a Starbucks.
The man is identified as a 53-year-old named Jackie Harrington.
On NextDoor.com, the neighborhood website, residents have talked of spotting Harrington and being approached by him in apartment carports.
Resident Stephanie Harker told WEHOville she has spotted him dashing into an apartment building’s parking garage. She confronted and told him leave.
Moulder urges residents, “If you encounter him, do not hesitate to call the Sheriff’s Department.”
Moulder also reminds that is true of anyone acting suspicious, not just Harrington.
“Anytime you see someone is involved in criminal activity or suspicious activity, always call the sheriff’s station, report it and have us come out and investigate,” said Moulder. “Never interact with or engage the person. Just call us and have us come out.”
Phone 911 in emergency situations. For non-emergency situations, phone the WeHo Sheriff’s station at 310-855-8850.
Sadly, the LA county city officials have passed laws in support of these criminals vs tax paying citizens. Again, you are to blame for voting these far left nuts.
My man if the far left actually ran LA County and LA City this guy would have a job, a home, healthcare, mental healthcare, and he would be too busy living a dignified life to act like this
Why on EARTH is a story like this buried instead of being on the top of the front page for a few days??? This is an extremely dangerous, threatening guy who EVERYONE in WeHo should know about.
“Anytime you see someone is involved in criminal activity or suspicious activity, always call the sheriff’s station, report it and have us come out and investigate,”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I have never gotten a response when I have called the Sheriff’s department. Recently my car was badly vandalized while parked on the street. I reported it, was told they would send someone out but it never happened.
This stalker guy is a accident waiting to happen.He is not afraid to get into confrontations with city residents and continues to be bold despite people informing him they know who he is.
This guy is a low-level offender and won’t be put away until he does something drastic and tragic. It looks like it will take a violent act by him for the sheriff department to take him seriously.
While I applaud Lt. Moulder for offering the assistance of the police, let’s be real…they do nothing. This guy has been to our property repeatedly, been arrested for peeping into a neighbor’s window, let back out onto the streets, come back and hung out drunk multiple times. He is a repeat offender. Last time we saw him, we looked him straight in the eye and yelled out, “Get out of here! We know who you are, Jackie Harrington! You’re not welcome here!” That did more than the police are able to do with their hands tied. I now have to… Read more »
I hope you guys let readers know which of the two you are talking about.
He’s the guy on the left. Usually has a tall can of beer in his hand too.
The photo caption identified him