Area Police News: April 2, 2008

Peter R. Vinci, 19, of the Town of Shandaken was arrested Saturday by Ulster County Sheriff’s Deputies and charged with DWI after he was allegedly observed driving at a high rate of speed on Fox Hollow Road in the Town of Shandaken. Deputies say that Vinci exited Fox Hollow Road onto Route 28 where he failed to maintain his lane and crossed hazardous markings. In addition to DWI he was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain his lane and failure to keep right. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Shandaken Justice Court on April 15.
John Walley, 20, of Shandaken was arrested by state police last week Friday and charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole money from a fire-relief fund at the Hess station in Arkville that had been established to help the proprietor of Art by Beth, much of whose work was lost in the Brookside fire.
Kaylin M. Hess, 19, of Grand Gorge faces a number of charges after she was arrested by state police last week Wednesday. Police say they gave Hess a ride to her home from a domestic incident where they allegedly found in plain view a potted marijuana plant and marijuana paraphernalia. Hess was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol by a minor and obstructing governmental administrating.
Bennett H. Bloom, 24, of Arkville was arrested by state police Friday and charged with second-degree criminal trespass following an incident in Fleischmanns the previous day that involved an ex-girlfriend. State police say they issued Bloom an appearance ticket returnable in Middletown Justice Court.
Rodolfo Lopez, 48, of Fleischmanns was arrested Friday by state police and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on Route 28 in Arkville.
Michael J. Fitzsimmons, 49, of New York City was arrested by state police early Sunday morning and charged with DWI following a traffic stop on Route 28 in Arkville. State police say they charged Fitzsimmons when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .19 percent, more than twice the legal limit.
Fitzsimmons was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on April 28.
Vincent A. Palmisano, 23, of Roxbury was arrested by state police Sunday and faces a number of charges after he was stopped on Route 23 in Grand Gorge for a traffic violation. Police say they charged Palmisano with felony DWI after his blood alcohol content allegedly tested .18 percent, twice the legal limit. Palmisano also faces charges of first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, unsafe start and having an open alcoholic beverage container in his vehicle. He was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Justice Court and was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.