Crime

Illegal hunting in Saugerties

Deer hunting requires permits and patience. According to police, Michael J. Deangelis, 44, of Emerick Rd., Saugerties, had neither. He was arrested Nov. 13 after a Lauren Tice Rd. resident reported a man trespassing on his property and shooting a deer. The resident blocked the road to prevent Emerick from leaving until police arrived. NYS...
Saugerties to issue tickets to jaywalkers, unyielding motorists

Saugerties to issue tickets to jaywalkers, unyielding motorists

The ticket books are out for motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and pedestrians who jaywalk. Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said only warnings had been issued so far. “I said the educational component would last through October and in November the enforcement portion would begin, and that’s what we will start...
Civil liberties groups outraged by DSS warrant checks

Civil liberties groups outraged by DSS warrant checks

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office’s new policy of running warrant checks on visitors to the county’s Department of Social Services office has drawn harsh criticism from a pair of civil liberties groups. While objections led County Executive Mike Hein to request a review of the policy by county lawmakers, legislative leaders said this week they...
Saugerties Halloween curfew and DWI crackdown

Saugerties Halloween curfew and DWI crackdown

The Saugerties Police Department reminds residents that a curfew will be in effect tonight, Oct. 31. The curfew affects all persons under the age of 17 and begins at 8 p.m. In addition, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra has said extra police will be on patrol over the course of the Halloween Weekend as part of a...
Chief: Heroin use in Saugerties not increasing

Chief: Heroin use in Saugerties not increasing

Despite some recent incidents, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra says the community does not have a growing heroin problem. “In the last few years I’ve been here, it’s stayed the same,” Sinagra said. “Arrest-wise, I don’t see an increase here in Saugerties.” On Sept. 10, a Saugerties officer resuscitated a 45-year-old man on Burt Street...
Saugerties cops resuscitate heroin OD victim

Saugerties cops resuscitate heroin OD victim

Police administered an anti-overdose drug to a Saugerties man who’d become unconscious after injecting heroin. On Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call for an  unconscious, unresponsive male on Burt St. (Rt. 9W) in the village of Saugerties. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 45-year-old male who was unresponsive. According to...
Slow-down signs stolen from Bishop's Gate

Slow-down signs stolen from Bishop’s Gate

Was it a gang of aesthetes? Guilty speeders who didn’t want to be reprimanded? It’s too soon to tell. What we do know is that residents of Bishop’s Gate, who have been working together and with the Town Board to control speeding in the development, woke on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 2, to find...
Undercover cops pose as pedestrians in Saugerties village

Undercover cops pose as pedestrians in Saugerties village

Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said the department recently issued 60 warnings to motorists who failed to yield to an undercover police officer posing as a pedestrian at the intersection of Main and Washington. Tickets will be issued starting in November or December. The warnings were part of the department’s recent pedestrian safety initiative. Officers have...
Police Beat (July 24-31)

Police Beat (July 24-31)

Tased after groin-kick to officer Cody J. Valenti, 20, of Cottekill was arrested July 23 and charged with resisting arrest, four counts criminal mischief, and three counts harassment. The arrest followed a police call for a domestic dispute at Clove Apartments in Saugerties. Police said when officers tried to take Valenti into custody, he resisted,...
Police: Woman encouraged teen girls to fight

Police: Woman encouraged teen girls to fight

April L. Joyce, 36, of  Washington Ave., was arrested June 20 and charged with three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say on May 23 Joyce drove three teenage girls — one of whom was her 14-year-old daughter — to the Cow Flop field on Washington Ave. in the village so...
Police to use old candle factory for training

Police to use old candle factory for training

The rehabilitation of the American Candle Factory on Kings Highway continues to take shape, with a shooting range, police training center and film prop warehouse planned. Earlier this year, Willis Williamson received Planning Board approval to convert a portion of one of the buildings into a 35,000-square-foot shooting range. On a recent tour of the...
That’s the ticket!

That’s the ticket!

Police Chief Joseph Sinagra announced last month the department would be ticketing motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and, later this summer, jaywalking pedestrians. As described, the enforcement of these laws will mark a significant change for Saugerties, making it one of the strictest towns in the area. Regarding the requirement that...