Man, 60, charged in choking, punching ex-girlfiend, 30

MILLERTON — Village Police Chief Joe Olenik informed the Village Trustees at their regular board meeting on June 26 that the department had made an arrest involving a man choking his ex-girlfriend.

On May 25, at the Cumberland Farms parking lot in the village of Millerton, a 60-year-old man was arrested for obstruction of breathing.

The incident occurred about around 5:30 p.m. following an argument between a woman, 30, and an ex-boyfriend, the chief said.

Olenik said the situation escalated with the ex-boyfriend choking and punching the woman.

Names of the individuals were not released.

According to Chief Olenik, “The ex-boyfriend was arrested for criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation and issued an order of protection by Judge [Dennis] Johnson and [was] released without bail.”

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