Chapin teen arrested for breaking into homes to "watch people wh - - Columbia, South Carolina

Chapin teen arrested for breaking into homes to "watch people who were sleeping or otherwise unaware of his presence"

(Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)

A 17-year-old in Chapin is facing three counts of first-degree burglary and four counts of voyeurism after allegedly breaking into homes to watch people who were sleeping or "otherwise unaware of his presence." 

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department arrested Caleb Matthew Dawkins and he was arrested near his home Thursday morning after he was reported by a family member. 

"Based on the information investigators have compiled, these incidents happened in April and May at homes on Crystal Lake Drive and Amalfi Drive in Chapin," Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. "The suspect lives near the homes he was breaking and looking into."

Dawkins is out on bail and is under house arrest with a GPS monitoring device. 

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372) or visiting or and click on the “submit a tip” tab. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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