Cantine Capers: Saugerties police make arrests in locker room theft, trespassing

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Saugerties Police announced two recent arrests in unrelated incidents at the town’s recreation complex.

The first involved numerous thefts from ice arena lockers. On Aug. 2, police arrested Eyzaiya T. Ortiz, 21, of Saugerties, and charged him with petit larceny. According to police, Ortiz, an employee with the Town of Saugerties Buildings and Grounds Department, entered into the locker rooms at the ice arena on several occasions, taking money from individual’s lockers, while the victims were on the ice.  Ortiz was arrested and processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters and charged with petit larceny incidental to being released on an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Saugerties Justice Court.

The second incident involved the removal of several fixed cameras from the Cantine Memorial Complex during the early morning hours of July 4. On Aug. 3, police arrested David C. Moorhus, 46, of Saugerties, and charged him with third-degree criminal trespass. Police said Moorhus was observed on other security cameras at the complex climbing over a fence and scaliing a building and removing security cameras that he had previously installed.  Moorhus illegally entered the property by climbing over fencing and walls without permission from the Town of Saugerties Parks and Recreations Department, hence the trespassing charge. Moorhus was processed at Saugerties police Headquarters and charged with the third-degree criminal trespass.

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