According to a state police report, Rhinebeck police were attempting to investigate a suspicious person complaint near the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and called state police to assist when the suspect appeared uncooperative and resisted arrest.
In an attempt to place him in custody, a state trooper used a Taser stun gun and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident, the police report said.
Three days later,
The report said Red Hook police had received a complaint on July 8 of damage to a religious statue and a sign in front of St. Christopher’s Church on South Broadway in the Village of Red Hook. Police investigated and, using evidence collected at the crime scene and tips from the public, arrested
He was processed and remanded to Dutchess County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.