Law & disorder
The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
· Welfare fraud: Alyssa Candelario and Victor Lane, ages unavailable, both of Saugerties, were arrested Tuesday by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with the felonies of welfare fraud, multiple counts of offering a false instrument for filing and grand larceny. Their arrests followed an investigation by the Ulster County Department of Social Services Special Investigations Unit in conjunction with the Ulster County District Attorney’s office. Candelario and Lane failed to report income to the Department of Social Services over a two-year period from 2014 to 2016 resulting in the receipt of $11,531 in Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits to which they were not entitled, according to a press release. Both were released with tickets for a future appearance in Ulster Town Court.
· Endangering: Michael J. Sweeney, 45, of Clintondale, was arrested by state police at Highland at 2:40 a.m. Thursday in Plattekill and charged with the misdemeanors of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief by preventing an emergency call, and with two counts of harassment, a violation. Sweeney was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
· Violation of probation: John E. Peterson, 35, of Napanoch, was arrested by state police at Wawarsing at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Route 209 in Wawarsing and charged with violating probation, a felony. Peterson was released with a ticket for Wawarsing Town Court.