Long's Park Detail Open Lewdness/ Indecent Exposure/ Indecent Assault 11/09/2017

On Thursday 09 November 2017 during the afternoon hours, Officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Mounted Unit conducted a detail at Long's Park. Numerous complaints had been filed with staff at Long's Park regarding incidents in and around the men's bathrooms, where adult men were seeking others for sexual gratification. Some of the complaints were that men were exposing themselves and sometimes masturbating to others, all while in view of those in use of the facilities at the park. 

The Mounted Unit maintains the horse barn at Long's Park and the members of the Mounted Unit want to ensure that all those that want to use the park for legitimate purposes can do so without reservation. 

A member of the Mounted Unit, in plain clothes, went to one of the men's bathrooms in the park. In the short time that the Mounted Unit conducted the detail, (5) adult suspects were arrested on charges ranging from Open Lewdness to Indecent Assault. For those that were arrested, their criminal complaints will be sent to them in the form of a Criminal Summons beofre MDJ Sponaugle. 

The Lancaster Bureau of Police and Mounted Unit will continue to conduct such details in the future.

Arrested were:

John Walton M/50 600 blk. Lake St. Lancaster, PA 

Charged with Open Lewdness and Indecent Exposure- Summons to be sent

Michael Smith M/58  200 blk. Cornell Ave. Lancaster, PA 

Charged with Open Lewdness and Indecent Exposure- Summons to be sent

Glenn Sensenig M/71  200 blk. Kurtz Rd. Ephrata, PA 

Charged with Open Lewdness and Indecent Exposure- Summons to be sent

Justin Nickle M/31   1st blk. Tucker Dr.  Ronks, PA 

Charged with Open Lewdness, Indecent Exposure and Indecent Assault- Summons to be sent

James Talerico M/84   2100 blk.  Kentwood Drive Lancaster, PA

Charged with Open Lewdness, Indecent Exposure and Indecent Assault- Summons to be sent

All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.