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Two Men Arrested For 'Lewdness' In Marina Bathroom

Sting operation nets two men suspected of hanging around to solicit sex with other adult males.

Two Men Arrested For 'Lewdness' In Marina Bathroom

 

Vice detectives conducted a sting operation Tuesday afternoon that led to the arrest of two men suspected of hanging around the restrooms at the San Leandro Marina to solicit sex with other adult males.

Police say there is no reason to believe that the suspects, Steven Mengel, 76, of Oakland, and Michael Woody, 59, of Pleasanton, were interested in children.

In a press release issued Wednesday police said they had been receiving a series of complaints from citizens that men were hanging around the Marina restrooms to meet up and, in some cases, to have sex on the scene.

"We don't want adults engaging in this type of activity in our public restrooms," said police department spokesman Lt. Jeff Tudor.

Based on the complaints an undercover male officer hung around the restrooms Tuesday afternoon to see if he might be solicited.

Tudor said the two men were arrested in separate stings on the suspicion of loitering in or about a public restroom for the purpose of engaging or soliciting lewd or lascivious acts. 

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