Police: Orient Rifleman Arrested for Trespassing

Donald Lechtrecker is arrested again months after shooting a gun at a construction crew in Orient.

The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Donald F. Lechtrecker, 65, of Orient, was charged with trespassing on Dec. 2 at 12:54 p.m., after a 25-year-old resident of Bird’s Eye Road in Orient observed Lechtrecker drive his vehicle on his driveway and told police he wished to press charges against Lechtrecker, police said. He was transported to police headquarters, processed and released on $100 cash bail.

Lechtrecker was arrested this past July, after he fired a rifle several times at five construction workers at a job site to the rear of the his residence, police said. The construction workers were not injured during the incident, but their construction vehicles were damaged by the rifle fire. Lechtrecker is due back in court for this incident on Dec. 12.

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