Accused peeper nabbed in Niles

Tribune Chronicle

NILES — A man remains at the Trumbull County Jail on charges that he peeped into a 12-year-old girl’s bedroom window while she was getting dressed, according to a police report.

Reginald Wells II, 25, of 185 Camrose Drive, was arrested just before 8 a.m. Tuesday on charges of importuning and voyeurism following the incident on Camrose Drive. Wells was arraigned in Niles Municipal Court Tuesday where he pleaded not guilty to the voyeurism charge, according to court records. No plea was entered on the felony charge of importuning because not guilty pleas are automatically entered on felonies.

The girl, who was getting dressed for school, told police she was reaching into her closet for a shirt when Wells made a lewd comment toward her. The victim called Wells “creepy,” the police report states, and Wells again repeated the comment.

The victim then screamed multiple times for her mother, who was in the garage, the report states. The girl’s mother ran inside and saw Wells run into his house.

Police arrested Wells at 7:39 a.m., the report states, and took him to the Trumbull County Jail at 10:19 a.m. Niles police Chief Jay Holland said Wells was acting up and trying to get out of a seatbelt as officers tried to take him to the jail.

Wells will be back in court Monday for a preliminary hearing regarding the importuning charge and a pretrial for the voyeurism charge, court records show.