Norwich man accused of harassing women in Village of Hamilton

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - An arrest has been made in a string of incidents in the Village of Hamilton that led to Colgate University issuing a safety advisory, officials said.

Chad M. Potter, 20, of Norwich has been charged with multiple counts of harassment in the second degree. He received an appearance ticket returnable to Village of Hamilton Court.

The four incidents involved women being approached or harassed. In three of the instances, the victims all described a gold sedan as being involved.

According to Colgate campus safety officials, a female student was in the crosswalk on College Street about 1:20 p.m. on Oct. 13 when a man in a gold-colored sedan with blue-and-white New York plates approached her. He offered to expose himself and asked the woman if she would like a ride. He drove off when she reached for her cellphone.

On Oct. 16, officials say a female student walking on Broad Street around 6:40 a.m. called Campus Safety to report a car slowed down and asked if she wanted a ride. She ignored the offer and kept walking. The car then turned around and stopped a second time to ask the woman if she wanted a ride. After she declined, the car turned left onto Lally Lane. The man was  driving a gold car with a loud muffler, Campus Safety officials say.

On Monday, Campus Safety officials say a woman was jogging past Oak Drive Circle at about 4:30 p.m. when she was approached by a man in a gold sedan with blue-and-white New York plates. The man got out of the car and began walking toward her. The woman then ran to the Campus Safety office.

At about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, a female student was walking on Broad Street when she heard a man's voice behind her asking repeatedly if she wanted to see his genitals. The student did not look at the man nor his car. She described the man as having a high-pitched voice and the car had a loud-engine, officials say.


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