Redding Police: Stalking suspect allegedly snuck into woman’s house through dog door
Photo: William Robinson / Redding Police Department
A Redding man has been arrested after allegedly sneaking into a woman’s house through a dog door.
The alleged victim called police just before 3 AM on Sunday, September 20, to report that a man she knew as “Roger” — later identified as 41-year-old William Robinson — had entered her home through the dog door, but quickly fled when officers arrived.
The victim told officers that Robinson had been at her home about a month before to fix her air conditioner, at which time he reportedly made numerous unwanted advances. At some point, he somehow obtained her phone number and began texting and calling repeatedly over the next few weeks, leading the victim to block his number.
And then came the dog door incident. The victim said she confronted Robinson, ordering him out of the house and threatening to call police.
Though Robinson had managed to escape before officers arrived, they later found him AM/PM gas station on Churn Creek Road. The victim positively identified him as the man who’d crawled through her dog door. Police say Robinson himself also confirmed he’d gone to the house to make contact with the victim.
Officers moved to take Robinson into custody and, as they were cuffing him, he tried to escape on foot, which didn’t go well. He remains in custody at the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of prowling, residential burglary, and resisting arrest. He may also face charges of stalking.