2017-06-22 / Front Page

Man arrested in Southards Pond for exposing himself

Juan Fuentes, arrested this week for lewdness.Juan Fuentes, arrested this week for lewdness.Suffolk County Police arrested an Islip Terrace man Mon., June 19, charging him with exposing himself and stalking a 17-year-old female at Southards Pond on Park Avenue, Babylon.

Police gave this account: First Precinct officers and officers from the Canine Section responded to the par at approximately 8:40 a.m. A woman was walking on the north path of Southards Pond Park when a man approached from the opposite direction, jogged past her and stopped. The man then started jogging behind the woman. The woman turned around and observed the man was naked and holding his clothes. The victim ran away and the man ran after the woman a second time. The victim then ran out of the park and was able to escape.

 An investigation by First Precinct Community Support Unit officers and Crime Section officers revealed that the man responsible for stalking the female victim is Juan Fuentes, 27, of 260 Oceanside St., Islip Terrace. Fuentes was arrested at his workplace, Belmont Twins Deli, at 746 Belmont Ave., West Babylon. Crime Section officers charged him with Stalking 3rd Degree.

 Fuentes was held at the First Precinct and is to be arraigned today.

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