Sirens & Gavels

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013, 6 P.M.

Man arrested for lewdness in River Park Square

A man with a history of lewd behavior has been arrested by Spokane Police for allegedly masturbating in River Park Square.

A security guard caught Dean H. Meginniss, 55, masturbating in front of a female employee on the third floor on March 14, according to court documents.

Meginniss was removed from the building, but came back on March 24 and continued to expose and touch himself on a bench in the mall’s lobby area, documents show.

He was trying to leave the mall when police detained him, documents said. Officers watched surveillance video which showed Meginniss exposing and touching himself while customers walked by.

Police arrested him for second-degree burglary for coming back to the mall after guards trespassed him, in addition to lewdness. He appeared in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon and was given a $2,500 bond by Judge James Triplet.

River Park Square is owned by the Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review.

Spokane County deputies arrested Meginniss in 2011 for fishing in the nude in broad daylight near Medical Lake, reports said.

Resort staff told authorities they had been hearing complaints about a naked fisherman for weeks.

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