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10 June 2019
Masspaequa, NY man arrested for public lewdness and exposing himself at a Thruway Service Area.
  Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
   Troop T Commander



Newburgh, NY - On June 8, 2019 at approximately 4:21 p.m., State Police responded to the Plattekill Service Area for a report of a male performing a lewd act at the urinal in the restroom.  A plate number was obtained from a witness and a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) was given out on the vehicle and subject involved.  Troopers observed the vehicle traveling northbound on I-87 in the town of Catskill and stopped the car for a vehicle and traffic violation. 
State Police interviewed the driver Clifford J. Candida, 54, of Masspaequa, NY who was later identified by the witness.  Candida was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Newburgh where he was subsequently charged with two counts of Public Lewdness; a Class B Misdemeanor and Exposure of a Person; a Violation. 
During a previous incident that occurred on May 14, 2019, where it was reported that a male was masturbating next to the urinals in the open area of the restroom of the Plattekill Service Area, a picture was taken of the subject as he exited the restroom.  The male left the area prior to State Police arrival however, the Thruway employee could identify from the picture that it was also Candida. 
Candida was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Newburgh Court on June 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. 

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