December 26, 2012

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Parents of small child arrested

PORT EWEN – A man, who was dropping off his small child to its mother, was arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and harassment while the mother of the child was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said Jesse Decker, 25, of 205 Glasco Turnpike in Saugerties was dropping off his three-year-old child to its mother, Lindsey Bell, 23, of 235 Broadway in Port Ewen when he became concerned that Bell was intoxicated and unable to properly care for his child and another five-year-old in her custody.

When deputies arrived at 8:50 p.m. on December 25, they found her intoxicated and unaware that the children were not in her residence; both had left on their own and went to a neighbor’s home.

While investigating the condition of Bell, Decker began to interfere with the deputies and became combative. He was taken into custody.
Both Decker and Bell were arraigned and released to appear in Town of Esopus court. Kingston Police officers assisted at the scene.

The investigation is continuing with the assistance of Ulster County Child Protective Services.


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