PD: Man arrested for secretly recording people

Posted: 11:09 AM, Mar 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-16 03:58:13Z

An Encinitas man is out on bail Saturday morning after being arrested Friday for allegedly placing a hidden video camera in the home of acquaintances, according to Carlsbad Police.

Andre Dimitri Hurst, 41, was arrested without incident as officers were serving a search warrant at Hurst's home in the 800 block of Neptune Avenue in Encinitas. Hurst was captured as he drove past his home while police were
investigating, Carlsbad Police Lt. Chris Boyd said.

Hurst was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of felony stalking, residential burglary and the use of a concealed camera with intent to invade privacy. He bailed out of jail at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a jail official. The amount of bail was not disclosed.

Carlsbad police officers were called to a home on March 6, where they responded to a report of a hidden surveillance camera that had been discovered inside a bedroom. Police would only say that the home was in the southern end of the city of Carlsbad. The victims told police that they found the camera concealed in a carbon monoxide detector inside their room. The camera was capable of transmitting video via Wi-Fi signal, according to Boyd.

The victims' names and address were not released by police. They knew the suspect through a church they all attended, according to police.