Amherst Police Arrest Suspected 'Peeping Tom'

November 22, 2011 Updated Nov 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

November 22, 2011 Updated Nov 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM EDT

Amherst, NY (WKBW)- A Clarence man remains at the Erie County Holding Center for allegedly filming women without their knowledge through their windows in Amherst. Amherst Police say officers responded to Northwood Drive around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after an apartment tenant noticed a suspicious man near the apartment complex. Once officers arrived, they discovered 51-year-old Ronald Molina of Clarence carrying a camera running behind buildings.

Molina allegedly refused to stop for officers and threw his camera into a wooded area. Molina was arrested a short time later and his camera was confiscated by police. Detectives say the camera contained 45 minutes of footage and believe Molina recorded at least 4 women doing various activities inside their homes.

"We know what he was doing," said Amherst Police Captain Enzio Villalta. "He was peeping through windows and taking videos of women."

Police are now trying to locate 3 of the victims and are unsure how long Molina was videotaping women. He's charged with Unlawful Surveillance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Obsturcting Governmental Administration, and Tresspassing.