Police: Shotgun-wielding man chased group at Saugerties elementary school 

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.

There are 4 comments

  1. Suzy Q

    When is this going to stop? How many times do the police have to be called to the same residence? Why do the neighbors have to live in fear of coming out of their homes because of this nonsense? This is just awful!

  2. george w.

    For such a crime this person should be sent to state hospital for the criminally insane and abouslty never released into society. We as a society simply can never trust such a person again, their crimes are remain know as “criminally insane” and they remain a life time threat to society and therefore must be isolated in a high secure facility as
    “Mid-Hudson” with life no parole for this dangerous ill citizen.

    “Mid-Hudson” 25 to life for this insane criminal. There staff can evaluate and help treat this threat to the tax paying working public.

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