Headlines: Man charged with menacing with shotgun, DWI suspect tried to ram thruway gate, illegal giant lizard
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Saugerties police say they arrested a man early Sunday morning for pointing a 12-gauge shotgun at two of his neighbors. Police say they responded to 485 Band Camp Road just after 2 a.m. for a report of a man at the door with a gun. They say 58-year-old Marc Stonehouse was arrested at the scene. He faces multiple charges, including felony criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. Stonehouse has been released pending a court appearance.
A man is facing charges for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Police say they found Michael Hogancamp attempting to ram a thruway gate in Saugerties. Police say the California man's blood-alcohol content was a .27 when he was arrested.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is being credited with saving a giant Asian Water Monitor Lizard from being illegally sold in Sullivan County. An investigator with the DEC posed as a potential buyer to an online ad for the 5.5-foot long creature. After meeting with the seller, the animal was taken into DEC possession. Officials issued an appearance ticket for illegally selling a wild animal as a pet.