New Jersey man accused of stalking female police officers in 5 states
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP (WPMT)-A New Jersey man accused of stalking female police officers in at least five different states was arrested last week in Susquehanna Township, authorities said.
Police charged Carlton Lee Griggs, 31, of Lake Hiawatha, with stalking, making false reports to law enforcement and harassment. He was taken to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 4.
According to Susquehanna Township police, Griggs was arrested on Sept. 18 for initially providing false identification to law enforcement. Police later learned that Griggs “has an extensive history of stalking civilian women and most recently, specifically, female police officers.”
Investigators said Griggs devised a stalking scheme in which he would seek out a police department and then call and request to speak to a female officer. Griggs went so far as to use a “voice changing application” to pretend to be a female victim. He would then make a report to the female officer citing harassment about himself. Griggs would then continuously request to speak to the female officer posing as a woman during the open investigation.
According to police, Grigg’s stalking history dates back to 2005. Investigators believe he created this same stalking scheme in numerous other states including New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York and possibly Connecticut.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (717) 652-8265.