Police: Man damaged construction vehicles while doing doughnuts on private property
WATERFORD, N.Y. – A man has been arrested and accused of damaging four construction vehicle last week at a storage facility.
On August 18, Waterford Police received a report from the company storage facility for Peach Tree Builders on Hudson River Road about damage to four of their construction vehicles. The owner estimated the damage to the vehicles at $25,000.
Police officer Matthew Gibbins began to investigate the report. Gibbins noted that on August 16, he stopped a pick-up truck that had sustained damage and was operating with one headlight. The owner of the vehicle was intoxicated and the vehicle was being driven by another individual.
The vehicle had been reported to be driving recklessly in the area.
An investigation determined that the vehicle driven on August 16 was in fact the vehicle used to damage the construction vehicles. Police say Ryan Cole, 21, had gone on to the private property and while doing doughnuts with his pickup, crashed into the four vehicles, causing damage. Cole also kicked up dirt and stones, damaging the four vehicles paint and breaking windows on the vehicles.
On Saturday morning, Cole was arrested for criminal trespass and felony criminal mischief in the second.
The defendant was arraigned in Halfmoon Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail/bond.