Police News

Area Police News: August 5, 2009

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested John R. Vannostrand, 59, of DeLancey on July 17 for failure to keep right, felony DWI and refusing to take a breath test. Vannostrand was driving on Catskill Turnpike when he was allegedly observed operating his vehicle to the left of the center of the highway. Vannostrand was immediately arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and is to return on August 4 to answer the charges.

Police News: July 22, 2009

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Vashti M. Snyder, 43, of Grand Gorge on July 10 charging her with DWI. Deputies allegedly observed the defendant driving with no headlights on after dark.

Police News: July 15, 2009

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Johnny J. Berdoff, 42, of Downsville Wednesday charging him with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Police News: July 8, 2009

Shandaken Police arrested Lorne W. Guthrie, 43, of Big Indian and charged him with felony second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child after they responded to a 911 call Sunday for a violent domestic dispute at a residence on Oliverea Road in Big Indian.

Area Police News: July 1, 2009

The Shandaken Police Department has announced the arrest of four Pine Hill residents on Tuesday and Wednesday night for numerous burglaries in the Pine Hill and Big Indian areas, which occurred between the end of May and in June. Police say that while conducting a burglary investigation which had occurred on Tuesday afternoon they located four suspects and stolen property that had been taken at another residence that had also been burglarized late Tuesday afternoon, both in the Big Indian area.

Area Police News: June 24, 2009

Jefferson resident Thomas B. Vitale, 21, was arrested last Sunday and charged with speeding, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and no left side mirror after he was pulled over in the Town of Harpersfield. Upon running his information, police say they learned that he had a suspended license. Vitale was arraigned in the Village of Stamford and was remanded to the county jail on $500 cash bail. He is scheduled to return to the Town of Harpersfield Court on June 29.

Area Police News: June 17, 2009

State police arrested Middletown resident John H. Hamil, 36, last Saturday after they responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the home of Hamil’s live-in girlfriend, where they say the dispute escalated to Hamil’s refusing to allow the victim to leave the residence. He was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief and was arraigned before the Town of Middletown Court, where an order of protection was issued and Hamil was released on recognizance to reappear on June 11.

Andes woman faces DWI charges in accident that left man dead

By Brian Sweeney
A 45-year-old Andes woman faces two driving while intoxicated charges stemming from a fatal accident last December, but was not indicted for vehicular manslaughter.
Christine Arnao pleaded innocent last Thursday to charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI stemming from the accident in which Jon J. Church, 31, of Wells Bridge was killed.

Area Police News: June 10, 2009

On June 2, following an investigation into an accident that occurred on May 25, Delaware County Sheriff Deputies charged Steven R. Freeth, 36, of East Meredith for “Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident” and “Failure to Keep Right.” Freeth was released on tickets to reappear at a later date in Town of Delhi Court.

Area Police News: June 3, 2009

State police issued uniform traffic tickets to South Kortright resident Raymond Hayes, 50, last Monday after he was observed operating a dump truck/trailer/bulldozer with expired registration and a broken windshield. Upon running a scan of the vehicle, police say it was found to be unregistered, uninspected and uninsured, and that the trailer had inadequate brakes, bald tires and multiple light violations – a violation of Hayes’ conditional license. The tickets issued were returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on June 9.

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