Area Police News: Dec. 30, 2009

Daniel T. Maxim, 20, of Arkville was arrested by state police last week Tuesday following an alleged fight with his grandfather during which he did $1,000 worth of damage to his grandfather’s home.
State police say they charged Maxim with second-degree harassment, fourth-degree criminal mischief and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor.
Maxim was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear on January 13.
Richard L. Leonard, 26, of Downsville was arrested by state police Friday and charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief following an alleged dispute with a neighbor.
Leonard was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Colchester Justice Court on January 5.
Jeffrey R. Bolivar, 50, of Hamden was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden. State police say they charged Bolivar when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .09 percent.
Bolivar was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Walton Justice Court on January 14.
Two area residents were arrested by state police Sunday on bench warrants issued by the Middletown Justice Court.
Herman Murphy, 44, and Crystal Scudder, 40, both of Halcottsville were arrested and arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court. Both were sent to the county jail in lieu of cash bail to await further action.
Tracy D. Curbelo, 41, of Stamford was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with second-degree harassment after he allegedly struck his mother in the mouth during a domestic dispute.
Curbelo was arraigned in Town of Stamford Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of cash bail.
Kane R. DiBenedetto, 24, of Halcott Center was found not guilty of two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated following a two-day jury trial in Delaware County Court in Delhi last week.
DiBenedetto was arrested in July 2008 by state police and charged with two counts of aggravated DWI after he was allegedly found in an intoxicated state next to his truck on the New Kingston Road in the early morning hours. Police said they charged DiBenedetto when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .18 percent.
DiBenedetto was represented by Attorney Michael A. Jacobs of the Stamford and Margaretville law firm Jacobs and Jacobs, Esq. and assisted by his daughter, Lauren B. Jacobs of Washington, D.C., who was admitted to practice law in New York in October. Delaware County Chief Assistant District Attorney John Hubbard prosecuted the case.