Members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of Joseph W. Smith, 59, of Plattekill. Smith was charged with the misdemeanors of fourth-degree stalking and first-degree harassment as well as the violation of trespass.
On March 19, deputies received a complaint of a male observed in the backyard of a residence in Plattekill peering through a bedroom window as the occupant inside was getting dressed. An investigation concluded that Smith, a neighbor of the victim, was the individual mentioned in the complaint.
Smith was arraigned in the Town of Plattekill Justice Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on a later date. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.
Any person(s) charged with an offense or offenses are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.