Sex Offender Arrested After “Peeping” Into School Classrooms

January 12th, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Flagstaff Police Department- MEDIA RELEASE

The Flagstaff Police Department has arrested Mr. Jerrod Schmidt, 38 years of age of Flagstaff, AZ, for trespassing and a violation of sex offender registration requirements after reports the suspect was peering into windows of Summit High School.

This morning, 1-12-18 at approximately 8:08 AM, the Flagstaff Police Department responded to Summit High School in reference to a report of an adult male who had climbed a tree and was looking into unoccupied classrooms at the school. Staff stated that the suspect fled the area when confronted by school officials. After police arrived the suspect returned to the school and was detained when school staff identified the man as the person looking into classroom windows. The suspect then fled the area again through fenced commercial properties. He was later located at the Flagstaff Mall. Police identified him as Mr. Jerrod Schmidt and learned that he was registered as a sex offender and had been evicted from his residential address ten days ago. Security Staff at the mall informed police they had previously trespassed the subject from the Mall.

The suspect was booked into Coconino County Jail on charges of trespassing and for violation of sex offender registration requirements.

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