Bridgewater man was located the next day after fleeing from Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Snowmobile Patrol.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, On 3-1-19 at 8:04 pm while on trail C7A in the Town of Sangerfield, a snowmobile fled from the snowmobile patrol. Deputies were on the trail when a 2003 Ski-Doo operated by Michael P. Puglese, 34 of Bridgewater, approached them. Puglese attempted to turn around after seeing the patrol and rolled over his sled. Puglese quickly up righted his sled and began to flee from the patrol. Puglese’s had trouble getting his sled back on the trail so he turn into the woods and drove away until he became disabled in a creek. Patrol Deputies did not pursue but did monitor in the direction which he fled. Deputies no longer heard the engine and went on foot to locate Puglese. That’s when they found his snowmobile in the creek bed. Puglese fled the scene on foot. Patrol Deputies obtained several leads throughout the night. This morning at about 11:54 am Snowmobile Patrol deputies along with a New York State Environmental Conservation Officer located Puglese at his residence on Babcock Hill Rd in Bridgewater. Puglese was issued tickets for failed to comply with police, unregistered snowmobile and uninsured snowmobile. Those tickets are returnable to LCC Sangerfield on a later date. Deputies and ENCON police accompanied Puglese to the creek and assured Puglese removed the snowmobile from the creek. ENCON’s investigation is still pending the classification of the creek.