College Park, Maryland – Extensive investigative work by detectives with our Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region led to the identification and arrest of a man who broke into at least seven residences in College Park since November 16th. In at least five of the cases, he’s facing peeping tom charges. He is 37-year-old Aaron Nysus of the 3400 block of Notre Dame Street in Hyattsville. Detectives took him into custody this morning while serving a search warrant at his home.
PGPD officers were most recently called to an apartment building in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road on December 8th. They spoke to a victim who told officers that at 5:45 am, she awoke to the sound of her front door opening. She went to investigate the noise but didn’t find anyone in her apartment. Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the building and saw that Nysus was the suspect who broke into her apartment. He also was seen on surveillance video checking the doors of approximately 25 apartments that same morning. He walked into three other apartments while inside of the building. He stayed in each of those apartments for several minutes. In each of those cases, residents were inside and unaware of his presence.
Through various investigative techniques, detectives identified Nysus and obtained an arrest warrant which was executed this morning. While in his home, items of evidence were recovered linking him to a break-in in an apartment on November 17th in the 4000 block of Knox Road. In that case, the victim woke up to Nysus standing by her bed. He then ran from her apartment. Detectives also found additional items that could belong to victims who may not know they were victimized or knew and didn’t report the crime.
“Since October of 2014, this individual has been charged in seven incidents for multiple similar crimes in the same area. He is currently on probation for trespassing/peeping tom. Through a joint investigation with University of Maryland Police, we hope this helps bring some relief to the residents of College Park knowing that he was apprehended and charged once again,” said Major Sunny Mrotek, Commander of our Regional Investigation Division.
Nysus is currently charged with five counts of trespassing/peeping tom and fourth degree burglary. Additional charges are pending. A court commissioner set his bond at $9,500. He has since been released from the Department of Corrections.
Please call detectives if you have information on Nysus or are concerned you’ve been victimized by Nysus. They can be reached at 301-699-2601.
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