Saugerties police arrested Scott A. Vanderbeck, 58, of Esopus Creek Rd., Saugerties on Lafayette St. at 12:59 a.m., Dec. 22 and charged him with driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to stop, failure to stop at a stop sign, failing to signal, failure to change the address on his driver’s license, and failure to change the address on his vehicle’s registration. He was released pending a court appearance.
Welfare fraud charged
Sergio V. Ulysse, 30, of Chestnut Hill Rd. was arrested Dec. 22 after a welfare fraud investigation by the county Department of Social Services. Investigators said that Ulysse withheld financial information so he could collect $3,500 in temporary assistance. He was charged with offering a false instrument for filing. After being arraigned in the Ulster Town Court, he was lodged in the county jail.
Domestic dispute, choking
Police arrested Jason C. Franklin, 24, of Route 32A on Dec. 23 and charged him with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and harassment.
Following his arrest, Franklin was taken to the Ulster County jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 property bond.
SHS shooting tweet probably baseless
Concern over a post on Twitter.com that included a warning about a planned shooting at “SHS” coursed through the community after local students spotted it on Dec. 21, but Saugerties police don’t believe the reference was to Saugerties High School. Nevertheless, security was beefed up that day. There was already an increased police presence at local schools following the shooting in Newtown, Conn., said Police Chief Joe Sinagra, and that increased presence will continue.
Saugerties police arrested Edward J. Chardavoyne, 43, and charged him with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment as a result of two incidents on Dec. 23 involving his alleged assault of a brother-in-law and, later, shoving his mother. Chardavoyne was arraigned in the Town of Saugerties Court where he posted $2,500 cash bail. The judge issued an order of protection and told Chardavoyne to keep away from the two relatives.
Saugerties police arrested Edgardo D. Jagr, 44, of Marlboro, Dec. 23 and charged him with burglary, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, criminal mischief, and harassment as a result of a domestic dispute. Police said Jagr went to his former girlfriend’s apartment at the Wenton Motel and kicked in the front door and assaulted her. Jagr was taken to the Ulster County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 property bond.