Crime
Enraged out-of-gas motorist chased off by Saugertiesian with gun

Enraged out-of-gas motorist chased off by Saugertiesian with gun

Garret F. Auer, 37, of Greenville, NY, was arrested April 10 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree attempted assault after getting into an altercation with his girlfriend and a Saugerties homeowner whom he’d asked for gas money. According to police, Auer asked residents of a Kelly Rd. home for gas...
Police Beat (April 2-9)

Police Beat (April 2-9)

Woman, faced with police officer, locks herself in car Tammy l. Candlin, 51, of Rt. 32, was arrested April 3 and charged with obstruction of governmental administration, failure to comply, speeding and failure to signal. According to police, officers were on the lookout for Candlin’s vehicle because it was involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident...
Saugerties getting a good deal on police coverage, says chief

Saugerties getting a good deal on police coverage, says chief

Police Chief Joe Sinagra gave a public presentation on the department’s reorganization and finances intended to address concerns that the department, by creating the position of captain, may be spending too much money. Sinagra said that the department, at $2,356,485, has a lower budget than the combined town and village departments had in 2010, despite...
Saugerties police department brings in nearly $200k in revenue

Saugerties police department brings in nearly $200k in revenue

  Police departments were never intended to generate revenue, but times have changed, says Saugerties Chief Joseph Sinagra. Federal and state grants have dried up and local municipalities are too cash-strapped to make up the difference. He described in a Jan. 5 presentation how, when he took over as chief in April of 2012, he...

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...

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