FOCO Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Serial Trespassing Spree
Fort Collins Police have arrested a man for trying to enter a woman's apartment, and police think there may have been other victims.
In fact, they have been getting so many calls about similar incidents, possibly involving the same man, that they have set up a phone line devoted exclusively to fielding calls solely on this issue.
That's according to a post on the Fort Collins Police Services Facebook page.
According to the post, on July 14 a woman noticed a strange man watching her from the apartment parking lot. Her roommate asked a friend to come over that night out of concern.
Around 10:30 p.m. they heard someone trying to open the apartment door. They saw through a window that it was the man from the parking lot.
They called the police, and officers contacted the man, identified as 32-year-old Ian Schoening of Fort Collins.
Schoening was arrested for Attempted First Degree Criminal Trespass of an Occupied Dwelling, which is a class 6 felony.
According to the post: "Based on similar reports from other individuals, particularly female young adults in apartment complexes, police are concerned that additional victims may exist. Anyone with information about other incidents involving Schoening should contact Fort Collins Police Services at 970-416-2900 x1208 (*due to the number of calls we've received, this number has been updated to a single line rather than our general non-emergency number)."
Assistant Police Cheif Kristy Volesky is quoted in the post as saying “We always tell people to trust your instincts, stay aware of your surroundings, always lock your doors, and call police if you’re concerned for your safety. I want to commend these women for doing exactly that,” said Volesky, who leads the Patrol Division. “This was a frightening situation for them, and I’m extremely glad this man wasn’t able to get inside their home.”
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