Ashland police believe a prowler is looking in women's bedroom windows on Garfield and Lincoln streets and are warning area residents to secure their homes at night.
The Ashland Police Department has received three separate reports this week of a man looking through windows of homes at night, according to Lt. Corey Falls.
All three of the victims have been women and at least one of them told police the man viewed her in a "naked state," according to the police reports.
Police describe the man as white, with a slender build and brown hair. According to preliminary information, he is likely in his 20s, Falls said Friday evening.
Officers are in the process of gathering more information about the suspect and could release a composite drawing of him next week, he said.
Because of this week's heat wave, officials are concerned that locals may leave windows and doors open at night to air out their homes — leaving them vulnerable to a prowler, Falls said.
"This is a reminder for residents that even with the hot weather, you should still secure your homes, close your windows, close your blinds," he said.
In particular, people living on or near Garfield or Lincoln streets should be wary, Falls added.
"Especially in that area, we want people to keep their eyes out," he said.
Officials are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the Ashland Police Department at 482-5211.
Contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.