O-Town PD: Newburgh Man Threatens Shop Rite Employees with Knife

A Newburgh man was jailed after allegedly threatening employees at the Pearl River Shop Rite with a knife, following a scuffle with store security, who say the man was shoplifting items from the store Friday afternoon. Orangetown police say 38 year-old Steven Rutkowski had stuffed a number of items into his pants and tried to leave the store without paying for them. During the fight with security he reportedly showed a knife and threatened employees with it. He faces felony robbery and weapon charges. He was arraigned and sent to the county jail.

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