Police News

Area Police News: October 29, 2014

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Vincent Grant, 57, of Pine Hill on October 27 on a criminal summons issued by the Middletown Town Court for the charge of second-degree harassment. He is to appear in the court on October 29 at 9 a.m.

Area Police News: October 22, 2014

An open 911 call originating from State Highway 28 in the Town of Bovina Thursday morning led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Monroe man on a felony Unlawful Imprisonment charge by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Area Police News: October 8, 2012

An item in the Area Police News section of last week’s Catskill Mountain News incorrectly reported that Cody J. Smolin, 20, of Roxbury was arrested by state police and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. The News regrets the error.
The report should have stated that Smolin was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on October 9. The incident revolved around a pair of boots that were allegedly stolen from a Margaretville store on September 25.

Area Police News: October 1, 2012

A Downsville man was arrested on September 23 by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with DWI and numerous additional offenses after he fled from the scene of an accident in the Town of Andes.
Ethan S. Bass, 20, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, parking in the roadway and failure to keep right. 

Area Police News: September 24, 2014

Early Tuesday morning, September 23, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies seized a quantity of drugs and arrested and charged an Ulster County probationer with a felony weapon possession charge after investigating suspicious, illegally parked vehicles on Church Street in Arkville.
Francis J. Smith, 35, of Kingston, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony. 
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Area Police News: Sept. 17, 2012

Steven A. Karg, 29, of Grand Gorge was arrested by state police on September 8 and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree menacing after he allegedly entered a neighbor’s home brandishing a four-inch knife.
Police say the unidentified homeowner pushed Karg out onto the front lawn where a fight ensued. Both men suffered minor injuries and were evaluated by Grand Gorge EMS who were called to the scene.

Area Police News: September 10, 2012

Louis A. Volpe, 24, of Nes­conset was arrested by state police on September 4 and charg­ed with third-degree and fifth-degree criminal possession of stol­en property and second-degree criminal trespass in connection with a stolen ATV from a home on Jump Brook Road in the Town of Roxbury.
State police say they were called to the scene by Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson who allegedly caught Volpe at the scene with the ATV in the bed of his pickup. Other household items were also recovered at the scene.

Area Police News: Sept. 3, 2012

Vanessa A. Hrycyna, 30, of Gilboa was arrested by state police on August 26 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after her three-year-old son fell out of a wagon being pulled by a lawn tractor that was being driven by her nine-year-old daughter. Police say they made the arrest when Hrycyna told them that she had given her daughter permission to drive the tractor.
The three-year-old suffered a laceration to his head and was treated at O’Connor Hospital for the injury.

Area Police News: August 27, 2104

On August 13 the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office arrested Troy Ladlee, 21, of Delhi and Jesse Stefanelli, 24, of Bovina for one count of disorderly conduct. The charges are a result of an incident that took place at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Ladlee and Stefanelli were both arraigned in the Village of Walton Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail to await further court action.

Area Police News: July 30, 2014

William W. Hrazanek, 68, of Fleischmanns was arrested by state police on July 22 and charged with fourth-degree crim­inal solicitation after two men working for him allegedly removed several items of personal property from a residence on John Tuttle Road in the Town of Middletown. Police say that Hrazanek had told the two men that he had purchased the property from Delaware County in the county’s tax sale but that the sale had not been completed.

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