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O.C. man arrested on suspicion of eavesdropping on neighbors

October 25, 2012 |  9:40 am

John Patrick RogersA Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty this week to stalking and electronically eavesdropping on his neighbors, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

John Patrick Rogers, 48, was arrested Thursday in Bellflower by Huntington Beach detectives shortly after noon and is being held on $1-million bail. He entered the plea Monday.

Rogers faces five felony counts of stalking and electronic eavesdropping as well as multiple misdemeanor counts for contempt of court order violations.

Over the last year, members of Rogers' townhome community have accused him of harassing them in multiple ways, including violations of restraining orders and unauthorized recording, according to a release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Lt. Mitch O'Brien could not provide details about the allegations.

"It's numerous cases, and I don't have specifics on the actual cases," he said.

Rogers has been arrested by Huntington Beach police in the past, but O'Brien declined to elaborate.


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Photo: John Patrick Rogers. Credit: Huntington Beach Police Department