Authorities: Police focus on building that once housed motorcycle club in connection with Stillwater man's disappearance

May 01, 2019 07:13 PM

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help regarding the disappearance of a 42-year-old Stillwater man.

Michael Ahern was reported missing in early January by his friends. Authorities are calling the case suspicious.  

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

NewsChannel 13 obtained photos and video of New York State Police as well as the sheriff's office at a warehouse on Brickyard Road over several days in both March and April. Investigators can be seen dressed in hazmat suits on the scene. 

Sources in March said investigators left with a garbage bag, after sifting through ashes in that building – and that as a search warrant was being executed on the property, a fire started inside the building in question.  Police were there for several days in March and even secured the property overnight. They returned in the middle of April, this time with drones. They were gone by the second day.

The property is listed as Ahern's Mechanicville mailing address.

The building was used as the "clubhouse" of the now defunct Rolling Pride Motorcycle Club, which Ahern was a member of. Investigators say his cars and dog were located there as well.

Authorities say Ahern wasn't depressed or known to have any reason to leave the area without telling family.

Call the sheriff's office if you have any information on Ahern's whereabouts.

NewsChannel 13's Jill Konopka is following this story. We will have updates on and our later newscasts.


Jill Konopka & WNYT Staff

Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Relay Media Amp
State Senate endorses most aggressive emission reduction legislation yet

Voters approve revised budget for Greater Johnstown School District

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Latham woman gets sick at Dominican Republic resort

Cohoes man pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide in death of friend