Area Police News: Dec. 2, 2009

Edward K. Heisinger, 47, of Roxbury was arrested by state police last week Wednesday and faces charges after he allegedly violated an order of protection that had been granted to his ex-girlfriend and their two children. Police say that while arresting Heisinger he became violent and had to be subdued. He now faces charges of resisting arrest and first-degree criminal contempt. He was arraigned and remanded to the county jail without bail to await further court action.
Margaretville resident Marina A. Boutakoff, 47, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with a DWI after state police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Stamford and interviewed Boutakoff, who stated she was operating the vehicle and who allegedly exhibited a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her breath, glassy, watery eyes, impaired speech and poor motor coordination. Police say she refused to submit to a breath screen and was subsequently transported to the Stamford police station, where they say her blood alcohol was found to be .22 percent. Boutakoff was issued uniform traffic tickets for aggravated DWI, failure to keep right, and refusal to take a breath screen test. She was arraigned and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.
When police responded to a report of a highly intoxicated male wandering around an apartment building in Delhi Thursday night, they encountered Andes resident Casey J. Sidorowicz, 21, who they say had scorched hair and a burnt chest. Sidorowicz was allegedly uncooperative and not forthcoming about the nature of the burns, leading the Delhi EMS to report to the scene to assess the burns. Sidorowicz was identified by the driver’s license found in his front pocket, which police say also contained a baggie containing marijuana. Sidorowicz was transported to O’Connor Hospital for further evaluation and was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana returnable to the Town of Delhi Court on Dec. 15.
Margaretville resident Jason D. Gilchrist, 25, was arrested Friday and faces charges of second-degree harassment and second-degree unlawful imprisonment stemming from an incident of reported domestic dispute. Police say they responded to Gilchrist’s residence for an intentional overdose and, during the course of responding, the incident turned into a domestic dispute. Upon arriving, police say they interviewed Gilchrist’s girlfriend, who stated that she was struck by Gilchrist several times, that she was not allowed to use the phone to call police, and that when she attempted to leave the residence, Gilchrist ran after her and dragged her back inside. Gilchrist was arraigned and released on recognizance to reappear on Dec. 9.
Remsenburg resident Bridget Finegan, 20, was arrested Saturday and charged with a DWI after police responded to a report of a personal injury auto accident on Tower Mountain Road in the Town of Stamford. Upon arrival, police conducted roadside interviews, which they say revealed conflicting stories as to whom was operating the vehicle. They say Finegan admitted to operating it but refused any testing at the scene; she was transported to the Stamford police station, where it was found that she had a prior DWI arrest and where a blood alcohol test allegedly showed her BAC to be .14 percent. She was arraigned on felony DWI charges and was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Stamford resident Robert Swart, 53, was arrested Saturday and charged with a DWI after police stopped him for traveling without headlights on. Police say that upon interviewing Swart, they detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, and that after standard field sobriety tests and a positive breath screen, Swart was arrested and transported to the Stamford police station, where an alcotest reportedly showed a .09 percent blood alcohol content. Swart was issued uniform traffic tickets for DWI and driving with no headlights on, both returnable to the Town of Harpersfield Court on Dec. 14.
State police arrested Roxbury resident David A. Dykstra, 22, on Sunday after they stopped him for speeding on Route 30 in the Town of Middletown. Police say Dykstra had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and glassy, watery eyes, and that there was an open container of beer on the passenger floor, one burnt marijuana cigarette next to the passenger door, and one glass pipe containing burnt marijuana in the center console. Dykstra’s passenger, Robert Giordano, 21, of Halcottsville, admitted that the beer belonged to him. Dykstra refused to submit to standard field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana and transported to the Margaretville police station, where his blood alcohol content was found to be .07 percent. He was issued uniform traffic tickets for DWI and speeding and an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana, all returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on Dec. 7. Giordano was issued a uniform traffic ticket for an open container in a motor vehicle and an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana also returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on Dec. 7.