Police News

Area Police News: September 17, 2008

State police arrested New Kingston resident Lisa S. Scalf, 47, and charged her with aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop in Middletown on September 9. Scalf was released on her own recognizance and scheduled to reappear on October 9.


Area Police News: September 10, 2008

State police arrested Jeffrey A. Cortese, 23, of Arkville on September 2 and charged him with one count of third-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly drove a truck through the yard of Jerry Hamil, destroying his honey stand and sign. Cortese was also charged with second-degree aggravated harassment for making repeated and threatening calls to his ex-girlfriend, who resides with Hamil. He was remanded to the county jail on $1,000 bail for the initial charge and was to be arraigned on the harassment charge at a later date.


Area Police News: September 3, 2008

Hobart resident Kenneth J. Marschilok, 40, was arrested on August 25 and charged with DWI after he allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Police say that upon stopping Marschilok he displayed slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, and that there were four empty and one partially empty cans of beer in his vehicle. He was remanded to the county jail on $1,500 bail.


Area Police News: August 27, 2008

State police say that on August 12 they responded to a domestic dispute call at the residence of Catherine M. Jutrzenka, 23, of Stamford, who refused to let her estranged husband, Daniel S. Jutrzenka, 29, pick up the couple’s two daughters because he had no child car seats. Catherine allegedly displayed a weapon, at which point Daniel left. A criminal summons was obtained for Daniel for trespassing and was served without incident. Police arrested Catherine for endangering the welfare of a child and was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Harpersfield Court on August 25.


Area Police News: August 20, 2008

The Shandaken Police report the arrest of Carole A. Meltz, 61, of Tucson, Ariz., on August 16 for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, (misdemeanor) and a violation of the public health law of possession of a controlled substance out of its original container, (violation) and driving without headlights during inclement weather. (traffic infraction). The defendant was found in possession of 24 tramadol hydrochloride tablets. The defendant was issued an appearance ticket to return to the Shandaken Court at a later date.


Area Police News: August 13, 2008

State police arrested James T. Miller, 34, of Hamden, and charged him with DWI on August 4. Police say they stopped Miller in Harpersfield for speeding, at which point they observed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from him. Miller subsequently allegedly failed a standard field sobriety test and was then arrested and issued uniform traffic tickets. He was ordered to reappear on August 20.


Area Police News: August 6, 2008

Shandaken Police report the arrest Sunday of a Shokan man on numerous felony charges. Martin Sletten, 58, of Twin Oakes Drive was arrested after Shandaken Police received a 911 call for an assault. Police allege that Sletten pushed his way into the residence of a Mt. Tremper man and once in the home displayed a knife in a threatening manner and stole property from the resident.


SP reveals internal review on Brinkerhoff case

By Brian Sweeney
An internal investigation by the New York State Police has cleared all troopers of any wrongdoing in the accidental death of Trooper David Brinkerhoff in an April 2007 gunfight at a Margaretville farmhouse. The classified report was obtained by The New York Times under the Freedom of Information Law.
During a gun battle with fugitive Travis Trim, Trooper Brinkerhoff was killed by a shot to the back of the head from fellow Trooper Norville Yearwood. The troopers, part of an Elite Mobile Response Team, had stormed the farmhouse in search of Trim.


Area Police News: July 30, 2008

The Shandaken Police report the arrest Friday of Ricky L. Williams, 52, of Phoenicia. Police say Williams was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Shandaken Justice Court for an incident that occurred on July 13 in Phoenicia during which Williams allegedly threatened another man with a knife. Williams was charged with one count of second-degree menacing and remanded to the Ulster County Jail.


Area Police News: July 23, 2008

Megan E. Toohey, 39, of Buffalo, was arrested Monday morning and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating without insurance, and operating with a suspended license and registration following a traffic stop on Route 28 in Margaretville. She was released on recognizance and is scheduled to reappear before the Town of Middletown Court on September 10.


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