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Smithtown Man Nabbed by SCPD for Public Lewdness at Smith Haven Mall Book Store, Parking Lot

Samuel Bartolotto, 26, is accused of masturbating in Barnes and Noble and in his vehicle, cops say.

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SCPD have arrested Samuel Bartolotto of Smithtown, 26 for committing several acts of lewdness during the past week at the Smith Haven Mall.

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Lake Grove, NY - May 15, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Smithtown man for committing several acts of lewdness during the past week at the Smith Haven Mall.
 
A woman was inside Barnes and Noble on May 13 when she observed a man masturbating while sitting at the table next to her. The woman fled and notified police.
 
Following an investigation by Fourth Squad detectives, Samuel Bartolotto was arrested on May 14 at approximately 7 p.m. Detectives determined that in addition to the incident on May 13, Bartolotto had also masturbated in his vehicle in the parking lot of the mall on May 8 and May 12.
 
Bartolotto, 26, was charged with three counts of Public Lewdness and will be arraigned at a later date.
 
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452.
 
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