A Yoe man is facing harassment, stalking and wiretapping charges for spying on a woman, said Northern York County Regional Police.

At about 9:15 a.m. Monday, police received a report that Thomas Allar, 68, of 48 N. Main St., was using binoculars while looking in the direction of Dover Elementary School.

When officers found Allar in a vehicle in a convenience store lot, he initially told them he was doing research as an investor of a planned development project, police said.

Spying: When officers dispelled his story, Allar then said he was spying on a woman who lived in that area, according to police.

Allar also had a magnetic GPS tracking system, latex gloves, plastic wrap and a six-page printout of a vehicle location and handwritten notes, police said.

Allar said he met the woman at a book store in York last year and they had lunch together several times before she ended the relationship.

Allar added that around April 8, he installed the GPS tracking system on her car to track her movements and to see whether she was dating another man, according to police.

He said he removed the device from her car on April 17.

Safe: After talking to Allar, officers found the woman safe at her home. She said that she did go out with Allar, but did not know he was tracking her, police said.

Allar has been charged with harassment, stalking, wiretapping, possession of wiretapping equipment and possession of instruments of crime.

-Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.


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