Police: Ulster County Man Damages Car, Flees Scene
An Ulster County man is in jail without the option to post bail for allegedly violating an order of protection and damaging a vehicle.
On Oct. 28 at around 11:30 p.m., members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office responded to Broadway in Port Ewen for report of a dispute in the parking lot of a convenience store.
Further investigation revealed that 34-year-old Robert S. Vitale of Highland intentionally damaged to the vehicle of another person, in violation of an order of protection, police say.
After damaging the car, Vitale is accused of fleeing the scene. He was found less than an hour later in the Town of Lloyd by New York State Police.
Vitale was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, third-degree criminal mischief, felonies, and second-degree harassment, a violation.
Vitale was arrested and transported to the Esopus Substation. He was arraigned in the Town of Hurley Justice Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.