NYSP: Two arrested following an investigation into damages caused by vehicles after bonfire

WATERTOWN, NY –  On June 4, 2020, State Police in Watertown arrested Kathryndani B. Hassinger and Benjamin S. Keigley following an investigation into damage caused to private property in the amount of over $6,360.

On April 21, 2020, troopers were called to a residence on Morris Tract Road in the town of Lyme after the property owner noticed two vehicles that were stuck in the mud and caused a significant amount of damage to their property.

  • Kathryndani B. Hassinger, age 27 from Evans Mills, NY is charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, a class “D” felony, and Trespass, a violation for damages caused after a bonfire party was held on the property.

  • Benjamin S. Keigley, age 25 from Fort Drum, NY is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a class “A” misdemeanor.  He is accused of driving a vehicle to the party without the owner’s consent.

Hassinger was arraigned via Skype and was released on her own recognizance.  Keigley was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Lyme Court on July 20, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.