Long Beach Man Arrested for Stalking Woman for Over Two Years, Officials Report

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  03. July 2017

Lynbrook, NY - July 3, 2017 - Suffolk County Police on Friday, June 30, 2017 at approximately 8:40 a.m. arrested a Long Beach, NY, man who stalked a 22-year-old Amity Harbor, NY, woman for more than two years.
First Precinct Crime Section officers conducted an investigation after a female victim reported that a man had been repeatedly calling her from a blocked number. During the calls, which happened often and were sexual in nature, the man would make comments about her appearance and he provided details about her daily activities. The details were so specific the victim believed the suspect was physically stalking her.
During a thorough investigation, SCPD Crime Section Officers James Johnson and Brian Raleigh identified the caller as Mark Lichtner, 60, formerly of 44th Street in Manhattan, and placed him under arrest in Lynbrook, NY, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Lichtner, who now resides in Long Beach, NY, was charged with Stalking 4th Degree and Stalking 3rd Degree.
During the investigation, officers discovered Lichtner is a suspect in a similar incident that occurred in Manhattan that the New York Police Department 17th Precinct is investigating. It was also determined the suspect has placed hundreds of sexually explicit calls from a blocked telephone number to numerous young women in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New York and other jurisdictions over the past several years.
The suspect located his victims by doing random Facebook searches of young women’s public profiles. He then made explicit and inappropriate phone calls to the victims based on information he garnered from their posts. Police urge members of the public to be cautious with content they post publicly on social media.
Officers believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with additional information or individuals who believe they may be a victim is asked to contact the First Precinct Crime Section at (631) 854-8150.
Lichtner was held at the First Precinct and was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, NY, on July 1.
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