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21 March 2019
Saugerties man arrested for bias-related crime
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Pierce V. Gallagher
Troop F Commander
On March 22, 2019, the State Police arrested 21-year old William Sullivan of Saugerties, NY and charged him with Aggravated Harassment 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.
The arrest is the result of an investigation into an incident that occurred on March 11, 2019, at Mother’s Earth’s Storehouse on Kings Mall Court in Ulster. A female employee, who is Jewish, reported that she was in the cooler with another co-worker when Sullivan came into the doorway, shut off the lights, and made an anti-Semitic remark, “You’re in the gas chamber now,” followed by an expletive referring to her Jewish faith.
Sullivan was issued an appearance ticket and released. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 26, 2019.
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