New Paltz Police made an arrest in connection with an early morning assault and cash robbery that took place Friday, May 26 in the parking lot of the Mobil gas station on Chestnut St.
Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and increased patrols by State Police and local law enforcement agencies during this holiday weekend, using both marked and unmarked vehicles.
Hugo Cuaya, aka Hugo Eleazar Cuayacoatl, 38, an employee at HITS Saugerties whom police identified as an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was arrested yesterday and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, following a fight with a fellow stable worker.
Police say the man was observed spitting on and wiping his buttocks with an American flag he snatched from a residence.
State Police arrested Matthew P. Sackett, 19, of Hudson, and charged him with fourth-degree arson, a felony, in connection with an April 20 barn fire on Rt. 9 in the town of Livingston.
The driver of the taxi that was hit by a CSX train in Saugerties on Feb. 16, killing a passenger, was arrested today and charged with the felony of failure to stop at a railroad crossing resulting in a fatal accident and the violation of failure to stop at a stop sign.
Police say the accused fired a rifle into the air during the course of an argument.
The victim and several witnesses were walking in the Southside Apartment parking lot when a vehicle approached quickly from the rear of the complex. The victim was struck by the front driver side area of the offending vehicle and knocked to the ground.
The arrest came after two people flagged down a New Paltz Police officers walking foot patrol on Main St. and reported seeing a male brandish a handgun while inside of a local restaurant.
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