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Rochester woman pleads out in bank robbery case

Amanda Muhs, a city of Rochester woman who, along with two others, robbed Sawyer Savings Bank on April 10, pleaded guilty to a robbery charge in Ulster County Court last week.

She testified that the Saugerties bank robbery was the third robbery that the trio pulled off. Muhs testified that her co-defendants Ryan Novick and John Streb, also of the city of Rochester, planned the robbery.

She added that Streb went into the bank while Novick was the getaway car driver. In exchange for her plea, Judge Donald Williams sentenced Muhs to five years of probation. She will also testify against Streb and Novick in their coming trials.



State cops nab two for shoplifting

Two local residents were arrested by State Police last week after being accused of shoplifting. Jessica A. Lall, 42, and Travis T. Rankin, 33, were arrested last Friday at a Burt Street residence.

In addition to the shoplifting charges, they were also charged with trespassing. They were released with desk appearance tickets.


Failure to pay for gas leads to charge

An Old Stage Road resident was arrested by Saugerties police last Friday and charged with two counts of petit larceny.

Police said Brigit L. Conroy, 26, allegedly pumped gas on two occasions at the Stewart’s shop on Route 9W without paying for it.

After being charged, Conroy was released with a desk appearance ticket.