Police: Saugerties man threatened to kill paramedics

A Saugerties man is facing charges after he made threatening phone calls to Diaz Ambulance on May 9, town police said.
According to police, Edward J. Chardavoyne, 48, repeatedly called and told Diaz employees that he was going to go to their office and that “staff members were going to die.”

“The Diaz Ambulance personnel, their billing department, had contacted him — he had an outstanding bill that they’d called to collect on,” said Sinagra. “That’s when he started going off on them. It was upsetting, obviously, to personnel in the office and that’s what prompted the call to police.”

Chardavoyne could not be located by police and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the village court. According to Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, the department is “familiar” with Chardavoyne; Officer Sidney Mills, who was off-duty, spotted him in the Mountain View Market on Blue Mountain Road the following day at approximately 12:30 p.m.


According to Sinagra, Chardavoyne “ran quite a way” on foot after Mills called on-duty officers to make the arrest. Officers used a K-9 unit to locate him. After Chardavoyne was finally cuffed, he was taken for processing and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and resisting arrest, misdemeanors. He was sent to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail or a $2,000 bond.