Sirens & Gavels

Voyeurism suspect works at Silverwood

A man accused of masturbating while videotaping the reaction of a barista is a supervisor at Silverwood Theme Park.

Matt Alan Lambert's public defender told a judge that today when asking for Lambert to be released from jail on his own recognizance or on a low bond. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price imposed a $5,000 bond.   Prosecutors had requested $15,000.

Lambert, 50, has four misdemeanor convictions from more than 15 years ago but no felonies. He's accused of masturbating in his 1992 Ford Aerostat minivan at Dagny's Coffee Co., 12900 E. Trent Ave., Wednesday while videotaping the barista, police say.

Spokane Valley police officers were staking out the stand after employees complained of a customer masturbating in his car on at least two occasions.

Lambert, who lives in Rathdrum with his wife and children, admitted he'd videotaped the barista on Monday and Wednesday, police said.

Silverwood spokeswoman Nancy DiGiammarco did not immediately know Lambert's employment status with the theme park late Thursday afternoon.

Lambert's public defender, John Whaley, called the allegations against his client "disturbing." Price called voyeurism " a charge the court rarely sees."

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