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High Falls man uses backhoe to get back at neighbor, cops say

HIGH FALLS, N.Y. - A Hudson Valley man has been arrested after police say he used a backhoe to get back at a neighbor he had been feuding with.

New York State Police say they were called to High Falls on Sunday for a report of a man using a backhoe to strike a home, dig a hole damaging the septic system and damaging a 10-foot cross structure.

Police say 51-year-old William Dalton used the backhoe to damage his neighbor's property because of an ongoing dispute. He was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of criminal mischief.

He's being held in the Ulster County Jail without bail. Dalton is due back in court on June 29. It couldn't be determined if he has a lawyer.


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