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Beacon Man Charged After Rail Trail Incident

Published: 6/12/2019

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Captain John Watterson 

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Nicholas B. Brown, age 22 of Beacon NY, for public lewdness as the result of an incident on the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail in the Town of LaGrange at approximately 10:15 am on 6/12/19. 

On the above date and time Deputies were dispatched to the Rail Trail for a report of someone seen pleasuring themselves in public. Upon arrival Deputies encountered Mr. Brown, who initially fled on foot but was taken into custody a short time later with the assistance of numerous Deputies and a Sheriff’s Office K-9. Mr. Brown is accused of pleasuring himself in public while using the Rail Trail.  

At this time Mr. Brown has been charged with Public Lewdness, which is a misdemeanor. After being processed he was released on an appearance ticket after consultation with the Town of LaGrange Court, and is due to reappear before that court on 6/18/19 at 5 pm. 

If anyone has any information about the above incident or thinks they or someone else may be a victim of similar incidents they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 845-486-3820. The Sheriff’s Office can also be contacted via the tip line at 845-605-CLUE (2583) or The investigation is continuing, and all information will be kept confidential. 

As with any criminal case, the charge described above is merely an accusation and Mr. Brown is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Nicholas B. Brown