KINGSPORT, TN – The Kingsport Police Department is warning the public about a convicted serial stalker who was recently released from jail.
Albert J. Toronjo, 65, may be “up to his old antics again”, according to police.
Toronjo was released on January 14 and placed on probation.
Previously, from 2012-2014, the Kingsport Police Department received complaints as many as 100 different potential victims. In September 2014, Toronjo entered into a universal guilty plea agreement on charges of stalking and violation of probation on a previous burglary conviction.
Kingsport police say within a week of his release, they’ve already received two complaints regarding Toronjo. On January 19, a woman filed a report against Toronjo about him unlawfully trespassing on her property. Then on January 21, a local business filed a report in regards to “unwelcomed advances toward a female employee”.
Police ask if you encounter Toronjo, under the following circumstances, to report them immediately. Police say Toronjo is known to:
1) Pose as a handyman looking for work.
2) Use “hire it done” services to mask his true intentions.
3) Hand out flyers.
4) Go door to door soliciting work, conversation, friendship, and relationships.
5) Drive through neighborhoods and make unsolicited contact with unsuspecting victims who are working outside in their yards.
6) Be very quick to be socially aggressive.
7) Make sexual innuendos without provocation.
8) Prefer victims who are older, widowed, or single women who live alone.
9) Use garage/yard sales as an opportunity for initial contact with victims.
10) Sit in his vehicle at the curb outside victims’ homes.
11) Persistently drive by his victims’ homes.
12) Persistently harass his victims via telephone.
13) “Groom” his victims over time or simply wear them down with persistence.
14) Mention “having coffee” in an attempt to gain access to victims’ homes.