A man caught peeping into a Sturtevant home was charged with disorderly conduct after he told police he was casing the residence so that others could steal from them.
If convicted, Miller faces up to 90 days in jail and/or fined $1,000.
Miller has a long criminal history and is considered a repeat offender. He was convicted of invading a person’s privacy to 11 counts of disorderly conduct, stalking and criminal damage to property from as far back as 1994, according to the Department of Justice and Department of Transportation.
Because of that designation, he could serve an additional two years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Sturtevant Police Department responded to a call of a man peering into the windows of a residence located near Durand Avenue and 94th Street.
Miller, who was later identified as the suspect, was seen looking into a home through a window and “was walking real slow.” He then got into a silver two-door car and headed west on Highway 11.
When police arrived, they were unable to find Miller. But an agent Department of Probation and Parole called the Sturtevant Police Department to tell them Miller had a GPS monitor on him. It put him in the area at the time of the call. So a warrant was issued for his arrest.
At first, Miller denied that he was in the area. But then he told officers that he was looking into the windows “for the ‘thrill of it’” and he was looking for things to steal. He told police he would report the location of the items to others, who would take the items and “give him a cut of the proceeds.”
A pre-trial conference has been set for 3:15 p.m. Sept. 27.