Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
**Update – Arrest Made**
Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit detectives have arrested a 29 year old Wilmington man and charged him in connection with an incident in which a digital camera was placed in a women’s bathroom at an area restaurant in March.
After an extensive investigation, which included multiple interviews and the examination of evidence, detectives were able to positively identify Luis Eduardo Lopez, 29, of Wilmington, as the subject who placed a digital camera in the women’s bathroom of the Moe’s Southwest Grill located at 4717 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, in March of this year. The camera was subsequently discovered by an employee of Moe’s and was turned over to troopers.
Detectives arrested Luis Lopez, a former employee of Moe’s, at his residence this morning, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, without incident. He was then transported to Troop 2, Glasgow, where he was charged with five counts of Invasion of Privacy. Lopez was arraigned at JP Court 11 and released on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.
Released: 071216 2045
Troopers Investigate Camera Found in Restaurant Bathroom
Wilmington, DE- Delaware State Police are currently investigating the discovery of a digital camera which was located in the women’s bathroom of a local restaurant.
The investigation into the incident began on Friday, March 19, 2016, at approximately 9:00 p.m., as an employee of the Moe’s Southwest Grill, located at 4717 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, responded to Delaware State Police Troop 6 and advised that she had located a small digital camera inside of the women’s bathroom at the restaurant. The employee advised troopers that the camera was placed in such a position as to be able to capture images of women using a specific toilet in the bathroom.
The investigation into this incident has been assumed by the Delaware State Police Major Crimes unit which is conducting numerous interviews and examining the physical evidence.
As this is an on-going and active investigation, specific details will not be released at this time.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Major Crimes unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8567. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
Released: 032916 1405