On Friday, Nov. 8 at11:30 a.m. Saugerties Police detectives arrested 22-year-old Michael L. Belgrave of Kingston on felony weapons charges.
The arrest stems from an investigation conducted by members of the Saugerties Police that began at 6:05 p.m. Sunday evening Nov. 3 after officers responded to a 911 call for a reported disturbance at the Riccardi Elementary School in Glasco. According to police, there was an altercation between Belgrave and a group of individuals, during the course of which Belgrave retrieved a shotgun from a vehicle parked on school property, then gave chase after the group while pointing the shotgun at the group. Belgrave then fled the scene by vehicle prior to the arrival of officers.
Police say the investigation was hampered by the individuals involved, who refused to cooperate with authorities. Detectives were eventually able to identify Belgrave as the individual with the shotgun. The shotgun involved during the incident was recovered by detectives and was found to have a defaced serial number.
Belgrave was processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters on the felony charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds. Belgrave was arraigned in the Town of Saugerties Justice Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail/$30,000 bond. Belgrave is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Saugerties Justice Court on December 11.