Richard Salzinger, age 33, was arrested for Violation Conditions of Release after officers were called to the Plaza for suspicious activity outside the Shaws Supermarket around 4:30. Reportedly, Salzinger had been drawn there at such an early hour by a distraught friend who had said he was ready to hurt himself.
Salzinger was lodged at Southern State Correction Facility on "No Bail/Hold until Sober" and was expected to appear in court later in the day to answer to the charge.
Known to many in town as "Skater Rick", Salzinger produced hand crafted skateboards here for a number of years. Each was custom designed and made-to-order under his brand name "VUBE". The brand was familiar to skateboard enthusiasts throughout the nation.
|Photo shows the offender engaged in previous suspicious activity.|