Area Police News: April 16, 2008

 

The Shandaken Police Department has announced the arrest of two Mt. Tremper residents for allegedly allowing an underage drinking party to happen at their home. Police say they responded to a reported fight at the home of Robert Kovacs Sr. and his wife Cassandra at 5472 Route 212 where they found two subjects who were allegedly intoxicated. The Kovacs were charged under an Ulster County law which prohibits the serving of alcohol to underage persons at a private residence. They were issued appearance tickets returnable in Shandaken Justice Court at a later date.

A New Jersey man was arrested by state police last week Monday and charged with possession of stolen property after he was stopped on Main Street in Fleischmanns for a traffic violation. State police say they charged German R. Garcia, 49, of Union City, N.J. with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after they determined that a temporary registration sticker on Garcia’s truck had been stolen in Ewing, N.J. Garcia was arraigned in Andes Justice Court and released after posting $1,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear in Middletown Justice Court at a later date.

Hector L. Padilla, 38, of Hobart was arrested by state police last week Tuesday on a warrant issued by the Town of Middletown Justice Court for failure to pay a fine. Padilla was arraigned and released after paying the fine of $480.

Wendy A. Holdridge, 31, of Prattsville was arrested Wednesday by state police and charged with larceny after she was allegedly observed on a security camera stealing money from the Country Store in Grand Gorge where she worked.

Two area men and one from Ballston Spa face a number of charges after they allegedly stole cell phones and other merchandise from the Rite Aid store in Stamford Friday. Arrested by state police were Michael E. Merwin, 16, of Grand Gorge, Jessie E. Papas, 18, of Conesville and Bobbie L. Wells, 18, of Ballston Spa. All three were issued appearance tickets returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court today. 

Chase T. Guernsey, 23, of Franklin faces several traffic charges along with a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped by state police Saturday on Rich Road in Bloomville. Guernsey was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on May 13.

Mason S. Goodhand, 27, of Hobart was arrested by state police Saturday after he was stopped by state police for a traffic violation on Buntline Road in Stamford. Police say they charged Goodhand when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .15 percent. Goodhand was arraigned in Village of Stamford Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

Sandra J. Becker, 65, of Bainbridge was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after she ran her car off Phoebe Lane in Delhi and wound up in the ditch. Becker was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Delhi Justice Court on May 14.

Jonathan M. Condon, 19, of Delhi was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after his car was observed stopped on Waterman Road in Delhi. Police say they smelled marijuana smoke and charged Condon after he admitted smoking pot. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Meredith Justice Court on April 30.

Jesse J. Maxim, 20, of North Blenheim was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with driving with ability impaired after he was found asleep in his car in the parking lot of the Grand Gorge Country Store. Police say they charged Maxim when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .07 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on April 30.

James P. Harris, 34, of Putnam Station was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with felony DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on Route 30 in Roxbury. State police say they charged Harris when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .25 percent, more than three times the legal limit. Harris was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $3,000 cash bond.

Jay P. Todd, 26, of Arkville was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police allegedly found him to be in possession of pot while talking to him about an unrelated matter. Todd was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on April 21.

George W. Martens, 61, of Arkville was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Route 30 in Roxbury for a traffic violation. Martens was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on May 14.

Three area residents were arrested by state police Sunday and face alcohol related charges following a fight at a party in Grand Gorge. Police say they responded to a report of a loud party at the Route 30 home of Jason W. DuMond, 25, who told police that he had called them because the party had gotten out of control and a fight broke out. Although none of the combatants chose to press charges, police charged Samantha Gomes, 19, of Gilboa and Kaylin M. Hess, 19, of Grand Gorge with possession of alcohol by minors and DuMond with supplying alcohol to a minor. All three were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on April 30.  

Charges of second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment that had been made last November against Shawn E. Reed of Arkville were dismissed in Town of Davenport Justice Court last week upon motions made by Reed’s attorney, Michael A. Jacobs of the Stamford and Margaretville law firm of Jacobs & Jacobs, Esqs. Reed was originally charged over a domestic dispute and had allegedly failed to obey an order of protection.