Man accused of putting camera in bathroom of Starbucks on Wolf Road arrested

COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police arrested a man they say put a camera in the bathroom of the Starbucks on Wolf Road.

Jonathan Waters, 32, of Albany, N.Y., was charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance.

Police say Waters contacted the department, identified himself as the person in the surveillance image, and agreed to come to the station to be interviewed about the incident.

After a search warrant was executed on Waters’ home, police say they found additional covert cameras and media storage devices.

Police say there is a possibility of additional unreported incidents.

It was back on March 18 when an employee working at Starbucks made a disturbing discovery.

A phone charger plugged into the wall, with a camera concealed inside of it – recording people using the unisex bathroom.

“The camera was only there for about 25 minutes based on the time stamps that we have on the surveillance cameras. He was seen on camera just prior to that and is not seen on camera after that,” Colonie Police Lt. Robert Winn said.

Three people used the bathroom during that time. All of them have been notified.

NEWS10 ABC reached out to the corporate spokesperson at Starbucks, but have not yet heard back. In the meantime, Colonie Police are thankful for its cooperation.

Lt. Winn says it’s important to keep an eye out for suspicious activity like this.

“I mean you have to go about your daily life and live your daily life. If it’s a bathroom that is opened to the public, be a little extra cautious.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Colonie Police Department at (518)-783-2744.

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