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Man arrested after sticking phone under woman’s bathroom stall at a Salem Kroger, police say

When an employee confronted him about it, police said he assaulted her and then ran out of the store

Stephen Via
Stephen Via (City of Salem’s Communications Department)

SALEM, Va. – The Salem Police Department arrested a man last week after he was caught sticking his phone under a woman’s bathroom stall at a Kroger in Salem.

According to police, a teenage employee caught 23-year-old Stephen Via and confronted him about it.

When he was confronted, police said he assaulted her and then ran out of the store.

Police said Via was charged with the following four charges on March 8:

  • Assault and battery
  • Shoplifting
  • Public intoxication
  • Criminal trespassing

About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.