A Hudson Valley man who was wanted in New Jersey was found in the area following reports of a “suspicious person.”
The Saugerties Police Department recently responded to a suspicious person report on Oak Street in Barclay Heights, Saugerties, New York. Upon arriving in the area, officers located 31-year-old Christopher Rega, of Saugerties, staggering down Lamb Avenue, police say.
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A field interview was conducted with Rega at Lamb Avenue, which included a file check. During the file check, the Saugerties Police Department learned that Rega was a wanted person in Bergan County, New Jersey, authorities say.
Rega was arrested at the scene as a fugitive from justice.
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Officers later found Rega to be in possession of several controlled substances, police say. The alleged drugs were found by officers during a pat-down and search of Rega’s backpack, according to the Saugerties Police Department.
Rega was then charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Rega was processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters and then processed in Saugerties City Justice Court, at which time Rega was booked into the Ulster County Jail without bond, pending extradition to New York. Sweater.
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