Police in central Iowa have announced an arrest in a series of cases that date back nearly two years.

In a press release, the Ames Police Department says an arrest was made following an "extensive and ongoing investigation which started in May 2019." The arrest is centered around numerous incidents involving burglary and trespassing in two main areas of the city. Those were apartments in the 100 block of Campus Avenue as well as the 100 and 200 blocks of Hyland Avenue. Ames police say the incidents happened at apartments in those areas and involved "college-age females."

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The Ames Police Department arrested 29-year-old Trenton L. Williams of Ames. They say Williams often did not steal anything, but "stood in the victim's rooms while they slept, and video recorded them."

Last November, we reported on the series of break-ins, and one specifically on Saturday, November 21. In that case, a female victim suffered minor injuries during an assault.

Williams was arrested on Friday, March 5. His arrest came after a search warrant found items that connected him to the cases dating back to May of 2019.

Williams has been charged with:

  • 3rd Degree Theft (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
  • 2nd Degree harassment (Serious Misdemeanor)
  • 3 counts of Trespass (Serious Misdemeanor)
  • 3 counts of Stalking (Serious Misdemeanor)
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse (Class D Felony)
  • 2 counts of 3rd Degree Burglary (Class D Felony)
  • 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary (Class C Felony)
  • 1st Degree Burglary (Class B Felony)
  • 2nd Degree Robbery (Class C Felony)

The Ames Police Department continues to investigate the incidents.

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