Building inspector allegedly hid camera in City Hall restroom

- A 49-year-old Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of voyeurism today for allegedly placing cameras in restrooms at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, a city where he worked as a building inspector, and a nearby business.

Detectives from the Los Angeles County sheriff's Lomita Station arrested Andrew James Jensen about 2 p.m. after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed a misdemeanor complaint against him alleging 89 counts of voyeurism, officials said.

"On July 5, 2018, a hidden miniature camera was discovered by a Rancho Palos Verdes city staffer in a unisex employee restroom," according to a sheriff's department statement. "A police report was filed and Lomita Station initiated a criminal investigation.

"It was determined that Jensen, who was a Rancho Palos Verdes building inspector, allegedly secreted the camera in the restroom at City Hall, and at a nearby local business. He is currently being booked and held at Lomita Sheriff's Station in lieu of $450,000 bail."

Anyone with additional information about Jensen was urged to call Detective Terence Peterson at (310) 891-3211.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-(800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

 

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