Area Police News: Dec. 10, 2008

Two Stamford residents were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last week Monday after state police responded to a possible domestic dispute call at their residence. Police say they charged Jason B. Briggs, 30, and Kristal L. Hess, 18, after they allegedly found two glass smoking pipes containing marijuana residue in their residence at 115 Main Street in Stamford. Both Briggs and Hess were issued appearance tickets returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court on Dec. 17.

Howard G. Manon, 39, of Fleischmanns was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly tried to gain entrance to numerous residences in Fleischmanns. Police say Manon was highly intoxicated at the time of his arrest. Manon was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

Andrew J. Scarth, 23, of Middletown was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation. Police say Scarth was charged following an altercation in a Fleischmanns restaurant that began over an arm wrestling contest. Scarth was issued appearance tickets returnable on Town of Middletown Justice Court.

Howard J. Raab, 66, of Arkville was ticketed with unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to reduce speed following a one-car property damage accident Sunday on Weaver Hollow Road in the Town of Andes. Police say Raab’s pickup truck slid off the Weaver Hollow Road in slippery conditions and struck a tree and that an inventory of the truck revealed two marijuana cigarettes.
Raab was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on Dec. 18. Margaretville Firemen responded to the scene and the vehicle was towed by Sanford’s.

Michael T. Siegman, 18, of Lido Beach was arrested Thursday by state police and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police observed his vehicle off Route 28 in Delhi. Siegman was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Delhi Justice Court.

Joshua A. VanLoan, 25, of Highmount was arrested by state police Thursday and charged with one count of fleeing a police officer after he was allegedly seen driving a vehicle by a trooper who knew VanLoan did not possess a license. Police say VanLoan ignored the trooper’s attempt to stop him and fled only to be arrested later. VanLoan was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.