Police: Intoxicated Saugerties man damaged public art installation

Saugerties Police arrested Vincent DeBellis, 43, of Rt. 9W, and charged him with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, for allegedly damaging a piece of public art.

In the early a.m. hours of Monday, August 17, police responded to a report of an intoxicated disorderly person on Partition Street throwing items at passing cars. Upon arrival officers identified the intoxicated male as 43-year-old Vincent DeBellis of Saugerties. DeBellis was observed by witnesses tearing the wings off the “Spirit of Woodstock” butterfly, a piece of artwork currently on display in the Village of Saugerties as part of the . . .


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