A London, Ontario man is once again facing criminal harassment charges for allegedly following a young woman home Saturday afternoon.
Police say that on Oct. 23, a 21-year-old woman reported a black Honda Civic following her at a slow pace on Patrica Street near Western University.
Fearing for her safety, police say, the woman continued walking and entered a house on the street where she contacted police.
The man reportedly parked the car and knocked repeatedly on the door of the house.
When the woman did not respond, police said the man returned to his car and sat outside the house.
Police arrived at the scene and were able to arrest the suspect without incident.
Saranjeet Singh, is charged with criminal harassment for repeatedly following and criminal harassment for watching.
London man charged after 5 women reported being closely followed on western campus
Singh faces additional charges for the same crimes for three separate incidents involving five women last week on or near the Western University campus.
The first incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Monday, October 18, when police say three women, all 18 years old, reported being accosted by a man near Richmond Street and University Drive.
The unknown man, police said, ran up to the women and offered them what was believed to be cannabis. The women, fearing for their safety, turned away from the man, police said.
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A short time later, the man allegedly got into a black four-door Honda Civic and followed the trio, stopping next to them and attempting to speak to them.
The three ignored the man, who allegedly turned the vehicle around, drove the wrong way through traffic along University Drive, and approached the women again in an attempt to start a conversation with them.
The Western Special Police Service (SCS) was then notified, police said.
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Less than 30 minutes later, around 7:40 a.m., another 18-year-old woman not associated with the first group reported that she was approached by a man in a black Honda Civic along Elgin Road on the west side of campus.
The man allegedly gestured for the woman to get into her vehicle, prompting her to contact the police.
The third incident occurred on October 19, around 5 p.m., also along Elgin Road, when police say a 21-year-old woman reported being approached by a man in a black Honda Civic.
The woman said the vehicle passed her, then turned around and “finally stopped directly in front of her,” according to police.
The woman continued to pass the vehicle, but the suspect stopped in front of her a second time, prompting her to communicate with members of SCS.
Singh remains in custody and is expected to appear in London court on Thursday in connection with the charges.
Anyone with more information should contact the police or Crime Stoppers.
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