Crime
Police: Saugerties teen shot handgun during money dispute

Police: Saugerties teen shot handgun during money dispute

Saugerties Police responded to a 911 call last night at around 9:30 p.m. reporting a person with a gun chasing another person while shooting at them in the vicinity of Country Club Dr. in Mount Marion. Police arrested Dylan Amell, 16, of Mount Marion, on the felony charges of criminal possession of a firearm in the second...
Saugerties man, 27, charged with raping teen

Saugerties man, 27, charged with raping teen

Michael S. Dorn, 27, was arrested Tuesday, April 26 and charged with third-degree rape, a felony. Police said Dorn had been engaging in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl during the month of March 2016. He was processed and released on his own recognizance by Judge Dan Lamb, scheduled to return to the Town Court...
Saugerties stabbing victim hospitalized

Saugerties stabbing victim hospitalized

A man is in Health Alliance Hospital in Kingston recovering from a stab wound to his stomach, which occurred at 28 McDonald St. residence early Friday morning. Saugerties police charged three individuals with first-degree gang assault I, a class B felony and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor.   They are (left to right in above photo):...
Saugerties man’s bad, bad weekend show’s systems flaws, says police chief

Saugerties man’s bad, bad weekend show’s systems flaws, says police chief

  Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra is pointing to a series of incidents involving a village resident as an example of serious flaws in the county and state mental health infrastructure. David B. Pollack, 24, of 110 Partition St. was arrested by Saugerties police three times between Friday, Feb. 19, when he was arrested and...
Police: Saugerties man impersonated Price Chopper manager, did a backflip

Police: Saugerties man impersonated Price Chopper manager, did a backflip

Saugerties Police arrested David B. Pollack, 24, of Partition St., Friday, Feb. 19 at 2:07 a.m. after responding to a call for an unwanted subject at Price Chopper on Ulster Ave. According to police reports, here’s what happened: Upon arrival, police were advised by the overnight store manager that Pollack was walking around the store...
No need to step up drug enforcement, says Saugerties chief

No need to step up drug enforcement, says Saugerties chief

Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said that he would continue to resist calls for a dedicated drug enforcement unit within the department despite demands from some in the community for a stronger response to the area’s heroin epidemic. Instead, Sinagra said, he would continue the department’s focus on community oriented policing and partnerships with county 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...