Area Police News: April 1, 2009

Phoenicia resident Tomas N. Salinas, 19, was arrested and charged with harassment after police were called to respond to an incident at La Cabana restaurant in Fleischmanns on March 15. The complainant alleged that Salinas pushed him to the ground; Salinas was later served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear in the Town of Middletown Court on April 13 for a pending charge of second-degree harassment.

Scott A. Burns, 42, of Bovina, was arrested March 15 and charged with third-degree assault after police were summoned to the Andel Inn in Andes to respond to a reported assault. The complainant, who rents a room from Burns in Bovina, told police that Burns repeatedly kicked him in the back and punched him in the face. Burns was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Bovina Court on April 7.

Pine Hill resident Jeffrey S. Kleinbardt, 54, was arrested on a bench warrant issued for allegedly failing to pay a fine on uniform traffic tickets. He was committed to the Delaware County Jail on $1,500 cash bail and was scheduled to reappear on March 25.

Salvatore Amendola, 44, of Arkville was arrested by state police on March 20 on a criminal summons issued by Town of Middletown Justice Glen George charging him with second-degree harassment. State police say the criminal summons was issued after an alleged domestic incident on March 8 between Amendola and his girlfriend following which Amendola had been ordered not to contact her. Police allege that Amendola left a message on her telephone answering machine in violation of the order and that his girlfriend then signed a complaint resulting in the summons being issued.

Lee R. Rosencranse, 50, of Roscoe, was arrested March 20 and issued uniform traffic tickets for aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, expired New York State inspection and failure to change address, all returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on April 23. Police say they stopped Rosencranse for an expired inspection and a check of his license revealed the suspension.

Margaretville residents Marcie L. Klein, 52, and Walter J. McGrady, 53, were arrested March 20 and charged with trespassing after a complainant told police that the pair had allegedly come to her residence in Roxbury uninvited and forced their way into her house. Both were issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Roxbury Court on April 1.

Tamra L. Johnson, 39, of Arkville was arrested by state police on March 17 and charged with DWI after she was stopped on Route 28 in the Town of Middletown for having a non-working plate lamp. Police say they charged Johnson when her blood alcohol level allegedly tested .10 percent. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court.

State police arrested Grand Gorge resident Gabriel B. Cardamone, 32, on March 21 and charged him with a DWI after they allegedly observed him crossing over the center line and, upon interviewing him, noticed an odor of alcohol, red watery eyes and slurred speech. Police also noticed an open bottle of Heineken in the vehicle. Cardamone subsequently failed standard field sobriety tests and tested positive on a breath screen with a .14 percent BAC. He was issued uniform traffic tickets for DWI, failure to keep right, and open alcohol container, returnable to the Village of Stamford Court on April 15.

Hamden resident Frantz Jeanniton, 60, was arrested March 22 and charged with DWI after police responded to a motor vehicle accident on State Route 10 near Hamden and found Jeanniton’s vehicle. Jeanniton was located at his residence and subsequently allegedly failed a standard field sobriety test. He was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 bail. He was scheduled to reappear on March 25.

State police arrested Jefferson resident Gleason H. Stoesser, 50, last Monday afternoon and charged him with Driving While Ability Impaired after he was stopped in the Village of Stamford and subsequently allegedly failed field sobriety tests. Upon exiting his vehicle, he was found to be in possession of marijuana and a marijuana pipe and admitted to taking a Hydrocone earlier in the day. Stoesser was issued uniform traffic tickets as well as an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana, all returnable to the Village of Stamford Court on April 2.

Newburgh resident Mike R. Radu, 37, was arrested last Monday and charged with false impersonation and unlicensed operation after he was stopped in Roxbury for a missing headlight, loud muffler and no plate lamp. When asked, Radu allegedly told police his name was Kanneth M. Hokanson; however, he was later identified as Mike Radu, who had an active arrest warrant against him issued by the Newburgh City Police Department. The Newburgh P.D. declined to extradite on the warrant, and Radu was issued uniform traffic tickets, paid the fines and was released.

David P. Mody, 59, of Stamford, was arrested March 24 and charged with driving while ability impaired after a traffic stop in which police say they noticed numerous prescription pill containers in a vehicle being driven by his brother, who said that the pill containers and the vehicle belonged to Mody. Mody was contacted and arrived at the scene, where police noticed that he appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and allegedly had white powder residue in his nostrils. He was arrested and later allegedly determined to be impaired by narcotic analgesic. Uniform traffic tickets were issued and Mody was released on recognizance to reappear on April 12 in Stamford.

Hobart resident Sara Laubis, 17, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on March 25. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on April 14.

Joseph P. Smith, 52, of Roxbury, was arrested and charged with DWI following a traffic stop that state police initiated due to a loud exhaust. Upon interviewing Smith, police say they noticed that he had glassy eyes, slurred speech and the odor of alcohol. He subsequently failed standard field sobriety tests and was transported to the Margaretville police station, where he was issued uniform traffic tickets and scheduled to reappear in the Town of Roxbury Court on April 29.

Denver resident Robert O. Johnson, 62, was arrested and charged with felony DWI and felony DWAI on Thursday after Town of Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson requested police assistance with a property damage accident at Becker Tire on Route 30. Upon interviewing Johnson, police noticed impaired speech, poor motor coordination and an odor of alcohol; he subsequently failed standard field sobriety tests and stated that he had taken numerous medications that morning. He was issued two uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Roxbury Court on April 8.
Johnson was arrested again on Saturday and charged with another DWI after police responded to a personal injury auto accident and found him to be in an intoxicated state. Johnson admitted to drinking whiskey and taking prescription medication. He was transported to the hospital to treat his injuries and then to the Margaretville police station, where he was arraigned on felony DWI charges. He was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail until March 30.

Marc A. Cicerone, 29, of Stamford, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment after he allegedly made threatening phone calls to his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child. Cicerone was arraigned in the Village of Stamford Court, released on recognizance and scheduled to return on April 2.

State police arrested Jordan A. Robinson, 17, of Meredith, and Seth W. Sullivan, 17, of Hamden on Thursday after they were seen hitchhiking along Route 28 in the Town of Delhi. Upon interviewing both suspects, police noticed an odor of alcohol and both teens admitted to drinking. Police subsequently found a bottle of vodka and approximately two grams of marijuana in their possession. Robinson was issued a uniform traffic ticket for soliciting a ride and an appearance ticket for possession of alcohol under 21. Sullivan was issued a uniform traffic ticket for soliciting a ride and an appearance ticket for possession of alcohol under 21 and unlawful possession of marijuana. Both are scheduled to reappear in the Town of Delhi Court on April 8.

State police arrested 35-year-old Hobart resident Andrew D. Decker on Saturday and charged him with a DWI after he was pulled over and allegedly exhibited a strong odor of alcoholic breath, red eyes and slurred speech. He was administered standard field sobriety tests and was transported to the police station in Stamford, where he tested a .12 percent on his blood alcohol screening. Decker was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on April 14.

Phillip W. All, 56, of Jefferson, was arrested Saturday and charged with DWI after police allegedly observed him crossing over the fog line while driving on state Route 10. He was transferred to the Stamford police station where he allegedly tested .13 percent on his blood alcohol test and was subsequently issued uniform traffic tickets returnable in the Town of Harpersfield on April 27.

Thomas J. Riordan, 39, was arrested and charged with DWI after state police allegedly observed him making a turn without signaling in the Village of Stamford. Riordan, of Bristol, Conn., was arraigned before the Village of Stamford Court and remanded to the county jail on $1,000 cash/$2,000 bail bond.
South Kortright resident Raymond Hayes, 49, was arrested and charged with drug possession after he was stopped in the Town of Stamford. Upon searching the vehicle police say they found a bag containing approximately 14.5 grams of marijuana. He was issued a uniform traffic ticket and an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on April 14.

Tammy L. Nobile, 53, of Arkville, was arrested and charged with larceny after she allegedly stole money from a car in the parking lot of Margaretville Memorial Hospital on Sunday. Nobile was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on April 6 and was released.

Charges against Andes resident Erich Brannen were dismissed in the Delhi Town Court earlier this month after his attorney, Michael A. Jacobs of Jacobs and Jacobs, Esqs., of Stamford and Margaretville, made an omnibus motion including the demand for a probable cause hearing. Brannen was facing charges of DWI and refusal to take a breath test. Charges were dismissed when the judge deemed key information inadmissible and the prosecution was subsequently unable to prove its case.

An indictment against Stamford resident Otis E. Schermerhorn on DWI charges was dismissed due to a lack of probable cause to stop Schermerhorn’s vehicle and a subsequent suppression of all evidence obtained as a result of the traffic stop. Schermerhorn was represented by Michael A. Jacobs of Jacobs and Jacobs, Esqs., of Stamford and Margaretville.