Crime
Former Saugerties top cop’s artsy cop car vandalized

Former Saugerties top cop’s artsy cop car vandalized

Former Village of Saugerties Police Chief Bill Kimble’s “Cruisin’ Around Saugerties” streetscape car, “The Prowler,” was vandalized last week, but it has been restored and set up in a new spot. The vandalism was apparently an attempt to steal the model, Kimble said, as the bolts holding it to the stand had been removed. However,...
Chief: License plate readers won’t be used to track residents

Chief: License plate readers won’t be used to track residents

Police Chief Joseph Sinagra sees it as a crime-fighting tool. Others, including the New York Civil Liberties Union, see it as a potential threat to Americans’ privacy. Whatever you believe it to be, whatever it is, it’s coming to a utility pole near you. The Saugerties Police Department will augment its current mobile license plate...
Saugerties softball player attacks umpire

Saugerties softball player attacks umpire

Adam W. Bacon, 20, was arrested Friday, June 12 and charged with third-degree assault for attacking the umpire of a softball game in which Bacon was a player. Police said after a June 10 game at Cantine Field, Bacon got into a verbal dispute with one of the umpires over the type of calls the...
Saugerties bicyclist ticketed for running red light

Saugerties bicyclist ticketed for running red light

Einn S. Moore, 22, of Edith Ave., Saugerties, was issued a traffic summons for running a red light after colliding with a vehicle pulling out of Hess on Rt. 212 on Saturday, June 6. According to police, who responded to the call at 1:27 p.m., Moore was traveling westbound on Rt. 212 when he rode...
Drive-by egging in Saugerties

Drive-by egging in Saugerties

Saugerties police are looking for help tracking down the person or persons who egged 25 vehicles in the village this past weekend, May 16 and 17. Police chief Joseph Sinagra said a similar incident happened in Connolly the previous weekend. A Saugerties patrolman spent all-day Monday watching video from the police department’s two Main St....
Parent fight at youth softball game includes spitting, biting

Parent fight at youth softball game includes spitting, biting

Diana M. Lattin, 50, of Amy Crt., Kingston, was arrested on Mother’s Day and charged with third-degree attempted assault after fighting with another parent during a girls’ youth softball game. Saugerties Police responded to a 911 call at 4:47 p.m. Sunday, May 10 reporting a fight in progress between parents at the Cantine Sports Complex. Police...
Trustee’s car keyed for criticizing teachers?

Trustee’s car keyed for criticizing teachers?

School Board Trustee Angie Minew isn’t sure her car was keyed in retaliation for views she expressed at a recent meeting, but it would be “awful coincidental” if not. On April 14, Minew said teachers were driving the opt-out movement in New York State. “The teachers’ unions are encouraging civil disobedience and shamelessly using children...
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...

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