Police News

Area Police News: February 5, 2014

A police report item in last week’s paper incorrectly reported that Benjamin B. Houshmand, 18, of Andes was issued a summons by state police on January 21 charging him with driving with a suspended license. The item should have reported that Houshmand was issued a summons charging him with driving a friend’s vehicle that was found to have a suspended registration due to an insurance lapse. The News regrets the editing error.


Area Police News: January 29, 2014

Town of Shandaken Police report the arrest on Thursday of Jorge Danis Amaya Jr., 34, of Silver Hollow Road, Chichester. Police were assisting federal agents with Homeland Security and members of the URGENT Task Force to locate Amaya for a federal warrant of arrest signed by Honorable M. James Lorenz from the United States District Court in Southern California.
Amaya was wanted for one count of conspiracy to transmit illegal aliens, multiple counts of transportation of illegal aliens and aiding and abetting and criminal forfeiture.


Delancey youth faces numerous charges following high-speed chase on Route 28

A 16-year-old Delancey youth faces a daunting number of charges after he allegedly used a stolen car to lead authorities on a high-speed chase late Wednesday afternoon that began in Andes and ended 40 miles later in the Town of Olive when state troopers placed “stinger sticks” across Route 28 and shredded the vehicle’s tires. Police say the youth then jumped out of the car and tried to run from the scene but was tackled by a trooper and taken into custody.


Area Police News: January 22, 2014

Matthew J. Pardy, 37, of Hobart, was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies on January 10 and charged with DWI and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors.
Pardy was involved in a one-car motor vehicle accident with injury and subsequent investigation led to his arrest.
Pardy was transported to O’Connor Hospital for treatment and released from the hospital. He is scheduled to return to Meredith Town Court at a later date.


Area Police News: January 15, 2014

Robert Dunphy, 56, of Downsville was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies on January 9 and charged with two counts of criminal trespass. The arrest stems from an alleged domestic dispute that was reported to the Delaware County Department of Social Services.
Dunphy was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Colchester Justice Court on January 21 at 1 p.m.


Area Police News: January 8, 2014

Nicholas J. Hanley, 25, of Arkville was arrested by state police on January 1 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend at his residence in Arkville. Police say Hanley was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident.
Hanley was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail to await further court action.


Area Police News: January 1, 2014

David J. Chairvoloti, 16, of Roxbury was arrested by state police on December 16 and charged with the ABC law violation of possession of alcohol by an underage person. Police say Chairvoloti told them that he found a 30 pack of beer next to the garbage cans at the Country Store in Roxbury and then buried his find in a snow bank with plans to dig it up later and consume it.
The plan went astray when two employees at Roxbury Central School witnesses the event and called state police.


Area Police News: December 25, 2013

Hector L. Padilla Jr., 44, of Stamford was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s Investigators on December 18 on drug and weapon possession charges.


Area Police News: December 18, 2013

Officers from the Town of Shandaken Police Department investigated a two-car personal injury accident on December 14 on Route 228 in Big Indian.
Officers report that a vehicle being driven by Carsten Warnes, 46, of Boiceville was eastbound on Route 28 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the westbound lane striking a vehicle operated by Paul Weber, 56, of Cooperstown.
A passenger in Weber’s vehicle, Heidi Pressly, 54, of Edmeston, was transported to Margaretville Hospital by the Shandaken ambulance with minor injuries.


Area Police News: December 11, 2013

Andrea M. Smithshecter, 33, of Mt. Vision was arrested by state police on November 29 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after she was stopped for speeding in Route 28 in Arkville.
Police say she was also charged with speeding and no headlamp.
Smithshecter was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on December 19 at 9 a.m.
Linda Caso, 52, of Delhi was arrested by state police on December 4 and charged with DWI following a one-car personal injury accident on Wolf Hollow Road in Andes.


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