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Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

• Men­ac­ing: David B. Pruiksma, 29, of Half­moon, was ar­rested by state po­lice at Catskill at 2 p.m. Thurs­day at the Ste­wart’s Shop at 52 N. Wash­ing­ton St., Athens, and was charged with men­ac­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and rob­bery with the use of a dan­ger­ous in­stru­ment, both felonies, and with re­sist­ing ar­rest, crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon with in­tent to use, all mis­de­meanors. Pruiksma al­legedly stole an al­co­holic bev­er­age from the shop and was fol­lowed out by an em­ployee. As the em­ployee con­fronted him, po­lice said, a state trooper from the Catskill bar­racks ar­rived at the scene and Pruiksma bran­dished a knife and at­tempted to flee. Two passersby as­sisted the trooper in tak­ing Pruiksma into cus­tody. Pruiksma, who po­lice said was found in pos­ses­sion of a sec­ond knife and a small amount of con­cen­trated mar­i­juana, was sent to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail pend­ing a court ap­pear­ance.

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