According to a press release issued by DEC, between July 20 and 22, New York State Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) responded to several complaints of an intoxicated subject causing a disturbance at the Hearthstone Point State Campsite in Lake George.
ECOs reported that on July 22, they evicted the man from the campground.
ECO Marcia Goodrich along with Lts. Rob Higgins and Ben Bramlage reported that on July 25 they responded to a report that he had returned to the campground. They found the woman’s campsite vacant but a nearby camper advised the officers that the man had fled as patrol vehicles approached. The subject was located by the officers a short time later hiding in a bathroom stall and was arrested for trespassing and campground violations. He was arraigned at the Lake George Town Court and remanded to the Warren County Jail.
ECO Matt Krug reported that he responded to assist Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies on July 27 with a subject causing a disturbance and damaging property in the Lake George Battleground State Campsite. ECO Krug arrived to find the same subject that had been arrested two days earlier at Hearthstone Point. The woman had moved her campsite to the Battleground Campsite, where the subject went after being released from jail.
The man was arrested, charged with Criminal Mischief and campground violations, and again sent to the Warren County Jail to await arraignment.