Scottsdale police are investigating a series of trespassing incidents involving a man believed to be in his 20s who has entered unlocked apartments of college-age women during early morning hours.
Between June 16 and Oct. 4, there have been at least four separate incidents where the man has gained entry into downtown-area apartment complexes. Once inside, the man wakes the women and then flees the apartments when they confront him, police said.
The apartment complexes include the San Marin, 4215 N. Drinkwater Blvd.; The Palladium, 4111 N. Drinkwater Blvd.; and Colonial Grand, 3131 N. 70th St.
A manager at the Palladium, who said she has worked at the complex since April, told the Tribune on Friday she was not aware of any incidents.
Management Support in Anaheim, Calif., which oversees the San Marin, could not be reached for comment, and local management for the complex in Scottsdale would not comment.
Although the man has been difficult for the women to describe because it is dark when they wake up, the man is described as being in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and weighing 170 to 190 pounds. Police said they believe he could have short, shaved blond or brown hair.
He is believed to be watching his victims and targeting apartments with large populations of college-age women, where he knows a man does not live in the residence, police said.
Police are urging everyone to lock their doors and windows at night and to immediately contact police if they see anything suspicious.
Anyone with information about the trespassing incidents should call police at (480) 312-5000.