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The following information was provided by the New York State Police Troop K in Salt Point. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Domestic dispute call leads to multiple charges

On Thursday, Feb. 25, the New York State Police (NYSP), with assistance from the New York Police Department (NYPD), arrested Ruben A. Stella, age 27, of Millbrook, for Attempted Robbery in the 3rd degree, Aggravated Family Offense and Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree, all class E felonies.

On Sept. 9, 2020, Troopers responded to a residence on Route 44 in the town of Washington for a domestic dispute.  An investigation determined Stella attempted to forcibly steal property from the victim while an order of protection was in place. Stella, who fled to the New York City area, was advised of the charges by telephone, but refused to turn himself in. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the town of Washington Court as a result.  Stella was then located in New York City with the assistance of the NYPD on Feb. 25, 2021.

Stella was arraigned before the town of Washington Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, $30,000 bond or $120,000 partially secure bond. He was scheduled to appear before the court on March 2.

The Millerton News will publish the outcome of police charges. Contact us by mail at P.O. Box 625, Millerton, NY 12546, Attn: Police Blotter, or send an email, with “police blotter” in the subject line, to editor@millertonnews.com. 

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