Suspect Admits To Photographing Women Unawares
SANTA CRUZ—With video evidence of a foiled attempt to burglarize a house in Santa Cruz, Felton resident Timothy William Maness had no choice but to go down to the police department and explain himself. After that interview, Santa Cruz Police arrested him on numerous charges of peeping and burglary.
On Tuesday. March 10, a 19-year-old woman called police at 9:10 pm because she noticed a male was looking through the window of her residence. The victim had stated that she was home alone and noticed the man outside her window, which is within a secured patio area.
It appeared that the suspect had removed some boards from a fence to gain access to the patio. The victim watched as the suspect opened a window, reached through it and gained access to the residence.
The victim began to scream and pointed a flashlight at the suspect. The suspect then moved to a sliding glass door and tried to gain access to the main house, but failed. Then the victim did a very brave thing – instead of leaving the residence and going to a neighbor’s house and calling police, she confronted him.
She was able to take a few photos of him before he left the scene. The victim, Haley Woolford, gave copies to the police, and even posted flyers in the area with the pictures of the suspect. She and the photos were on local media, spreading the word. Approximately two days later, Maness, knowing police were looking for him because of the photos, showed up at the Santa Cruz Police Department.
He did identify himself as the man in the photos, but did not admit to the incident and told police a different story. Police invited Maness back to an interrogation room to take his statement, and after an extensive interview they arrested him for the incident, and are looking into the possibility that he may be involved in other incidents.
It seems that Maness has a propensity to video and photograph females from outside their residences. After the interview, police booked Maness into the Santa Cruz County Jail on charges of two counts of burglary, two counts of stalking, three counts of peeping and two counts of video recording while peeping.