Suspect charged after allegedly bringing knife to gas pump

Gas prices may have made a person take up arms – and take up arms.

According to a written statement from the New York State Police, troopers were called to the Gulf gas station on State Route 9 in Wappinger after receiving a call from Dutchess County 911 around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 July 2022.

Police said the initial call was “for a report of an ongoing fight with a knife. Responding soldiers took control of the situation and disarmed the suspect with the knife. The NYSP says the Preliminary investigation results led to the discovery that the argument “began about a person who allegedly cut off the drive at the gas pump.”

At some point during the scuffle, the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Sydney E. Heidt of Wappinger, allegedly “wielded and threatened the victim with a knife.”

Heidt was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Second degree threat (misdemeanor)
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree (misdemeanor)

Appearance tickets have been issued. Heidt is due to answer the charges in Wappinger City Court on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Witnesses or anyone with information that may be helpful to law enforcement should call the New York State Police. Anonymous calls, emails and messages can also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by dialing: 1-866-730-8477 (ADVICE)by visiting, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile App. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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