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West Hartford Police Charge Man Suspected of Indecent Exposure

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A Hartford man was arrested early Tuesday morning after West Hartford Police responded to a report of a ‘peeping Tom.’

By Ronni Newton

A man suspected of indecent exposure was apprehended by West Hartford Police early Tuesday morning, and faces charges that include public indecency and voyeurism.

Gabriel Cardosa Araujo, 21, of Hartford, was taken into custody by West Hartford Police after a brief foot chase.

A Connecticut State Police K-9 team assisted in the apprehension of the suspect, according to Capt. Micheal Perruccio.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 228 South Quaker Lane in West Hartford at 4:08 a.m. to respond to an “indecent exposure/peeping Tom complaint,” police said.

Araujo has been charged with public indecency, voyeurism, interfering with police, and second-degree breach of peace.

He was released from custody after posting a $75,000 surety bond and is due in court on April 15.

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