Crime
Woman fires assault rifle during domestic dispute in Saugerties

Woman fires assault rifle during domestic dispute in Saugerties

Police arrested Marisa L. Scarrone, 33, of Queens, Sunday, Feb. 7 and charged her with reckless endangerment in the first degree after she allegedly fired an AR-15 inside a home on Spaulding Ln. during an argument with her boyfriend. Police, responding to an 11:22 p.m. 911 call, found several bullet holes in the couch and...
Saugerties police warn of treasury phone scam

Saugerties police warn of treasury phone scam

The Saugerties Police Department is warning the public about a telephone scam. Local residents have reported receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be an agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. The caller advises the person that they owe money to the Treasury Department and attempts to elicit personal information. In most cases the...
Police: Saugerties man threatened grandfather via text

Police: Saugerties man threatened grandfather via text

Joshua M. Tienken, 29, of Blue Mountain Rd., was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said the arrest followed a Jan. 6 call reporting that Tienken had sent text messages to family a member saying he was going to kill his grandfather and a family...
Phoenicia man fabricated child abduction story, according to police

Phoenicia man fabricated child abduction story, according to police

Woodstock Day School was placed on lockdown Thursday, Jan. 14 following a reported child abduction. Police later learned there was no abduction and charged the man who reported it with falsely reporting an arrest, a misdemeanor. Ulster County 911 received the report at 12:55 p.m. The caller reportedly had flagged down a car on Rock...
Candidate calls for ‘shock and awe’ on drug enforcement in Saugerties

Candidate calls for ‘shock and awe’ on drug enforcement in Saugerties

Police Chief Joe Sinagra stepped into the political arena with an angry diatribe aimed at Republican Town Board candidate Allyson Barbaria, charging her with circulating misinformation and “political propaganda” about the extent of the town’s drug problem in a campaign flyer at the board’s bi-monthly meeting last week. Barbaria, who was not present for most...
Saugerties police unveil domestic violence awareness campaign

Saugerties police unveil domestic violence awareness campaign

Domestic violence is the most common call for Saugerties police. On Sept. 29, in a well promoted press conference, Chief Joseph Sinagra revealed the department’s new public awareness response: a purple police car emblazoned with the words “Domestic Violence Awareness.” The car will be on patrol year-round, serving for onlookers as a reminder of the...
Saugerties legislator assault arrest: Unhinged pol or right-wing conspiracy?

Saugerties legislator assault arrest: Unhinged pol or right-wing conspiracy?

Did County Legislator Chris Allen flip out at a school teacher and yank the ID badge she was wearing so hard it caused a painful abrasion on her neck because she wouldn’t let him park at a Greene County swimming hole she and a group of students were tidying up? Or did Allen arrive and...
Legislator Chris Allen charged with assaulting teacher

Legislator Chris Allen charged with assaulting teacher

Ulster County Legislator Chris Allen was arrested by state police today and charged with third-degree assault in connection with a Sept. 18 altercation in the parking area of a Tannersville swimming hole. The victim,Ritamary Montano-Vining, a Greene County school teacher, says she was cleaning up the parking area with a fellow teacher and a group...
Saugerties' wild summer of 2015

Saugerties’ wild summer of 2015

For reasons no soothsayer, weatherman nor Magic Eight Ball can explain, summertime in Saugerties has been a bonanza for readers of the local cop news. Alleged miscreants of every stripe have passed through the town and village in a variety of guises, vehicles and speeds. Some have been jailed and some remain at-large. The crimes...
Saugerties geek gang makes its mark

Saugerties geek gang makes its mark

Graffiti recently found under the bridge over the Esopus Creek in the village is not gang-related, said Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, unless it is, as one tag suggests, a “nerd gang” that “loves math.” George Terpening, village Parks, Buildings and Grounds superintendent, said his crew was doing some work on the Village Beach park when...
Saugerties police suspect attempted arson on Partition St.

Saugerties police suspect attempted arson on Partition St.

Saugerties Police believe someone planned to set a vacant Partition St. building on fire Monday, July 20 and would have done so if police hadn’t responded to reports of a strong smell of gasoline. Chief Joseph Sinagra said police have a number of clues that should result in an arrest. He said a large quantity...
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,...