Police: Peeping Tom arrested in Gresham

Gresham police fear there could be more unreported victims

Nicholas A. Ellis, 31, shown in a jail booking photo after being arrested by Gresham Police.
Nicholas A. Ellis, 31, shown in a jail booking photo after being arrested by Gresham Police.

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 31-year-old man was arrested for peering into a woman’s apartment early Wednesday morning, and officers believe there may be more victims.

Nicholas Ellis appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to charges that included invasion of privacy. He remains in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was up late working on her computer when she noticed something moving outside, police said. She opened her blinds and saw a man peering into her apartment in the 2700 block of West Powell Boulevard.

She moved to her bedroom and said she saw him looking into that bedroom, too.

She then called 911 and gave a very detailed description of the suspect to the police, who matched Ellis perfectly, police said.

Officers spotted Ellis when they arrived and one of the officers immediately recognized Ellis from at least one previous similar incident.

Police believe he may have committed other similar acts before and are looking to identify any other potential victims.

Anyone with information on previous contact with Ellis is asked to call 503.618.2719. Anyone who sees any suspicious behavior should call 911.

KOIN 6 News reporter Amy Frazier contributed to this report.

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