Area Police News: April 23, 2008

Johnathan J. Bradley, 16, of Oneonta, Brett R. Laible, 19, of Milford and Daniel P. Paxcer, 18, of Milford, were arrested Saturday for unlawful possession of marijuana and issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Andes court for May 15. The three men were pulled over by state police for having only one headlight, but police say the car was searched when they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A Harpersfield man was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child following a domestic dispute. Gerald D. Moore, 42, allegedly grabbed his wife by the wrist and pushed her, pushing her into the couple’s three-year-old daughter, who subsequently hit her head. Moore was arraigned in the Town of Kortright Court and released with an order to return the following Tuesday.

Matthew D. Odell, 24, of Downsville, was arrested Sunday and charged with menacing in the third degree following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly threw a beer bottle at his wife in their minivan, which hit the driver’s side window and smashed in her face. Police say Odell was taken into custody and arraigned in the Town of Colchester Court, where an order of protection was issued and he was ordered to return to the court on April 22.

A resident of Big Indian was arrested Monday for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop on Route 28 in the Town of Andes. Matthew A. Santiago, 19, was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation for being an unlicensed operator, throwing refuse from a vehicle, driving left of the pavement markings in a no passing zone, following too closely, and operating an uninspected vehicle.
Santiago was arraigned in the Town of Andes Court and sent to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $500 bail or $1,000 bond. He was also issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana returnable to the Town Court in Andes.

Two Stamford women were arrested Tuesday after an altercation near their residence. Police say that neighbors Elena N. Pandas, 27, and Nicole L. Wallace, 28, claimed mutual harassment, and that both were issued criminal summons to appear at the Village of Stamford Court.

Andre A. Acevedo, 21, of Stamford, was issued an appearance ticket Wednesday returnable in the Village of Stamford Court after he allegedly stole a carton of cigarettes that had been mail-ordered by his neighbor. Acevedo was charged with petit larceny.

Five suspects were arrested Saturday following a trespass complaint made by a Delhi resident. Police say they responded and interviewed the complainant, at which point the five suspects were located on the posted property. Jeffrey P. Borgus, 19, Charles J. Oliver, 24, Rebecca J. Schnittker, 19, Kaitlyn L. Schrader, 18, and John P. Stepien, 19, were issued appearance tickets returnable in the Town of Delhi on April 30.

DWI charges against Matthew Skog, 26, of Bloomville, were recently dismissed in the Town of Andes Court following two days of probable cause hearings, after which the court determined the arrest to be improper. Skog was originally charged with driving with more than .08 percent of alcohol in his blood and driving while intoxicated. Skog was represented by Stamford attorney Michael A. Jacobs.