November 10, 2017




Elderly man with gun arrested

SAUGERTIES – An 83-year-old Village of Saugerties man was arrested on Thursday after local police were called to 139 Esopus Creek Road for a reported dispute between family members.

Officers were advised that one family member was brandishing a handgun. When they arrived, they located the man, identified as William Nieffer, and charged him with menacing as a misdemeanor. He was also charged under state Mental Hygiene Law and transported to the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley’s Broadway Campus for revaluation.

Detectives seized the gun and several other weapons from the residence.



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