Police News

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.

Area Police News: May 27, 2009

State police arrested Stamford resident Jason W. Dumond, 26, on Friday afternoon and charged him with aggravated felony DWI, felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and traffic violations after police say they attempted to approach him regarding a non-compliance with a court order to surrender his firearms as a condition of his release from jail and an issuance of an order of protection.

Area Police News: May 20, 2009

Heidi N. Savery, 32, of Binghamton was arrested by state police last week Monday and charged with speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation after she was stopped on Route 28 in the Town of Middletown for allegedly driving 87 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. Savery was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. She is scheduled to reappear in Town of Middletown Justice Court on May 27.

Area Police News: May 13, 2009

Three Roxbury youths were arrested Wednesday in connection with an investigation into complaints that gasoline and tires and rims were being stolen from vehicles in the Grand Gorge area. Arrested were Jamie A. VanDyke, 19, who was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and Rudolph B. Staab and Michael V. Johnson, both 17, who were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. State police say the thefts were centered in the area of the Grand Gorge Civic Center. All three defendants were arraigned in the Town of Roxbury Justice Court and remanded to the county jail.

Police seeking leads in vandalism cases

State police are continuing their investigation into repeated vandalism incidents at the Andes Town Hall and swimming pool complex. Troopers at the Margaretville barracks said the vandalism has occurred over several years, but that the attacks have increased in recent months. Twice during that period, bullets have been fired through the windows in the Andes Town Court.

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