Man pleads not guilty to stalking, eavesdropping

A Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty Monday to stalking and electronically eavesdropping on his neighbors, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

John Patrick Rogers, 48, was arrested Thursday in Bellflower by Huntington Beach detectives shortly after noon and is being held on $1-million bail.

Rogers faces five felony counts of stalking and electronic eavesdropping as well as multiple misdemeanor counts for contempt of court order violations. A pre-trial is set for Thursday at West Justice Center in Westminster.

Over the last year, members of Rogers' townhome community have accused him of harassing them in multiple ways, including violations of restraining orders and unauthorized recording, according to a release from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Lt. Mitch O'Brien could not provide details about the allegations.

"It's numerous cases, and I don't have specifics on the actual cases," he said.

He added that Huntington police have arrested Rogers in the past.

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