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26 February 2021

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Washington, New York – On February 25, 2021, the New York State Police with assistance from the New York Police Department arrested Ruben A. Stella, age 27, of Millbrook, NY, for Attempted Robbery in the 3rd degree, Aggravated Family Offense, and Criminal Contempt in the 1st degree, all class E felonies.

On September 9, 2020, Troopers responded to a residence on Route 44 in the town of Washington for a domestic dispute.  Investigation determined Ruben 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 telephonically, 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 February 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 is next scheduled to appear before the court on March 2, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.