Area Police News: February 22, 2012

A Denver woman escaped injury early last Wednesday afternoon when her northbound car veered off Route 30 just north of the intersection of county Route 38 in the Town of Middletown and plunged down a steep embankment, coming to rest in the woods, just off the 16th hole on the Hanah Country Inn golf course.
Elaine S. Lebowitz, 84, told state police that she was headed home when all of a sudden she struck the guardrail. Her car climbed over the rail and plunged over the bank, mowing down several small trees before coming to rest at the bottom of the hill.
The accident brought out the Margaretville Fire Department and ambulance personnel from Margaretville Hospital who extricated Lebowitz from her vehicle. She was carried over a water-filled ditch between where her car came to rest and the golf course.
She was transported to Margaretville Hospital by ambulance and released from there.
Her vehicle was towed from the scene by Main Street Auto and taken to their facility.

Korey O. Bush, 16, of Bloomville was arrested by state police on February 13 and charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly broke into a second-home residence on Hemlock Lane in Margaretville and stole a number of items.
Police say the incident came to light when the homeowner, who had not been in the residence since late December, arrived to find a door open and items missing.
Bush was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on March 8 at 10:30 p.m.

Jeremy R. Stake, 45, of Arkville was arrested by state police on February 15 and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse from a car in the parking lot at Margaretville Hospital.
Police say that video evidence from security cameras at the hospital led them to Stake who admitted taking the purse. Police say Stake took them to his residence where the purse was recovered.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on March 8 at 9 a.m.

William A. Otis, 57, of Roxbury was arrested by state police on February 17 and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Route 23 in the Town of Harpersfield for a traffic violation.
Police say they charged Otis when his blood alcohol content allegedly tested .11 percent.
Otis was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on March 5 at 7 p.m.

Richard R. McGlynn, 30, of Grand Gorge was arrested by state police on February 18 and charged with DWI after he was stopped after turning off Route 28 in the Town of Middletown for a traffic violation.
Police say they charged McGlynn when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .16 percent.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on March 5 at 9 a.m.