SMITHFIELD — Smithfield Police Capt. Michael Rheaume says the only law he can find that could possibly prevent a resident from directing cameras from pointing into a neighbor’s yard is a video voyeurism charge, responding to an inquiry on resident Michael Erbe’s complaint about a neighbor.

Erbe, of 34 Whipple Road, said for a story last week that his neighbor at 32 Whipple Road, with security cameras pointing at his front, side and back yards, is invading his privacy and the placement of the cameras is just “plain old creepy.”

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