Area Police News: Dec. 9, 2009

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a serious personal injury motor vehicle accident on Nov. 28 that happened on state Highway 30 in the Town of Middletown. At approximately 10:13 p.m. a vehicle operated by Thomas V. Sand, 28, of Fleischmanns was traveling north on Route 30 when his vehicle veered off onto the northbound shoulder of the road striking the guardrails.  The vehicle continued along the guardrails and then re-crossed the roadway, striking trees on the southbound side of the roadway. Sand was transported to Margaretville Hospital before being transferred to Albany Medical Center.  The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
The Shandaken and Olive police departments reported the arrest of Henry C. Clayton, 43, of Boiceville and Kingston, who they say they were looking for after he allegedly threatened people at the Maverick Family Health Center in Phoenicia on Tuesday afternoon. Shandaken police arrested Clayton for harassment; Olive police charged him with misdemeanor aggravated unlawful operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and moving from lane unsafely.

Shandaken police reported the arrest of Mt. Tremper resident Richard C. Paradies, 55, on Thursday afternoon. According to police, they responded to a report that Paradies was highly intoxicated and was causing a disturbance and had become combative and interfered with police while they were conducting their investigation. Paradies was arraigned in the Town of Olive Court and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond. He was charged with one count each of obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.

South Kortright resident Raymond Hayes, 50, was sent to the Delaware County Jail Friday after police stopped him for an inadequate exhaust and found him to be driving despite a revoked driver’s license. Hayes was issued three uniform traffic tickets for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, and inadequate exhaust and was sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear on Dec. 8.

State police arrested Arkville resident Leonardo Cordero, 25, who faces a number of charges after police stopped him on Route 28 in Middletown and arrested him for DWI. Cordero was charged with felony DWI, felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving left of pavement markings, uninspected vehicle, failure to dim, and consumption of alcohol within a vehicle. He was arraigned in the Town of Middletown, sent to the Delaware County Jail on $1,000 cash or $2,000 bail bond, and was scheduled to reappear on Dec. 10.

Margaretville resident Tammy L. Fairbairn, 40, was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after police initiated a traffic stop for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign in Margaretville on Friday. Police say a check of Fairbairn’s license showed a revoked license for a failure to submit to a chemical test. Fairbairn was arraigned in the Town of Middletown and was released on recognizance and will reappear on Dec. 9.

Thomas F. Falco, 40, of Andes, was arrested Saturday on a warrant issued by the Andes Town Court for second-degree harassment. Falco was arraigned in the Town of Middletown and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $500 cash or $1,000 bail bond, and will return on Dec. 10.

Morris resident Jeremy J. Morris, 25, was taken into custody Saturday on an outstanding warrant and was arraigned in the Town of Roxbury Court for the warrant and aggravated unlicensed operation stemming from his driving on a suspended license. Morris was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $500 bail to reappear Dec. 7.

John W. Redman, 65, of Catskill, who faced eight traffic violations following his arrest in February in the Village of Stamford, had those charges dismissed last week Monday in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court. Redmond was represented by Michael A. Jacobs of Jacobs and Jacobs, Esqs., of Stamford and Margaretville, who filed a motion to dismiss all charges based on multiple grounds with which the court agreed.