Suspect Arrested for Window Peeping, Stalking, and More
Peeping Toms: Know the Signs
Officer Chris Renn
One man has been arrested on multiple charges related to a series of window peeping incidents.
Since January, the Fort Collins Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team investigated numerous reports of a Peeping Tom in the Sherwood Street area, located north of Colorado State University. Through the course of the investigation, officers were able to identify James Morsbach (DOB 06/16/81) as the suspect.
Morsbach was arrested in May 2019 and currently remains in jail on a $200,000 cash bond. Following his initial arrest, officers received additional reports of crimes that were ultimately linked back to Morsbach. He has been charged with the following:
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – 3 counts (class 6 felony)
Attempted Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – 2 counts (class 2 misdemeanor)
Retaliation Against a Witness or Victim (class 3 felony)
Attempted Burglary (class 4 felony)
Stalking (class 5 felony)
Criminal Mischief (class 6 felony)
2nd Degree Criminal Trespassing – 6 counts (class 3 misdemeanor)
Resisting Arrest-- 2 counts (class 2 misdemeanor)
“Window peeping is a crime that often goes unreported because people think it’s harmless,” said FCPS Chief Jeff Swoboda. “However, these behaviors can, and often do, escalate to more serious crimes. We want neighbors to report all suspicious activity to police so we can keep our community safe.”
A booking photo is attached courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information about window peeping or other sex crimes in this area should contact Officer Chris Renn at 970-416-2385. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.
All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all arrested parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.