Allegations of damaging a colleague’s vehicle
The New York State Police on Sunday announced the arrest of a Cold Spring Police Department officer, identified as Anthony P. Pupczyk, following purported attacks upon a fellow Cold Spring officer’s car.
Maj. Michael Kopy, commander of state police Troop K, based in Wappingers, said that the troopers had apprehended the suspect early Oct. 20, and charged him with criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony. The state police alleged that Officer Pupczyk “was caught damaging a co-worker’s vehicle.”
According to a news release from Kopy, another CSPD member “had four of his vehicles damaged during the course of the year and suspected Officer Pupczyk was committing the damage, but was unable to prove it until he was caught last night by Village of Cold Spring Officer in Charge George Kane.”
Kane contacted the state police, who made the arrest, Kopy stated. He added that Pupczyk was released on his own recognizance and awaits an appearance in the village justice court.