Area Police News: January 29, 2014

Town of Shandaken Police report the arrest on Thursday of Jorge Danis Amaya Jr., 34, of Silver Hollow Road, Chichester. Police were assisting federal agents with Homeland Security and members of the URGENT Task Force to locate Amaya for a federal warrant of arrest signed by Honorable M. James Lorenz from the United States District Court in Southern California.
Amaya was wanted for one count of conspiracy to transmit illegal aliens, multiple counts of transportation of illegal aliens and aiding and abetting and criminal forfeiture.
Amaya was transported to Kingston and turned over to federal agents to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Albany to be held without bail.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies served a criminal summons for harassment on Stuart M. Kaplan, 68, of DeLancey on January 23. He is to appear in Hamden Town Court at a later date.
Kevin C. Rinehart, 39, of Harpersfield was arrested by state police on a criminal summons on January 25 charging him with second-degree harassment following an incident that took place on November 30 that involved a Town of Harpersfield employee at the town’s transfer station.
Rinehart was scheduled to appear in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court to answer the charge.
Michael P. Roberts, 37, of Stamford was arrested by state police on January 20 and charged with third-degree assault and unlawful possession of marijuana following a fight on Main Street in Stamford. Police say Roberts punched another man in the face four times sending him to O’Connor Hospital for treatment.
Roberts was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on February 11 at 6 p.m.
Dale R. Thompson, 25, of Oneonta was arrested by state police on January 20 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend at her apartment n Stamford.
Thompson was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on February 11 at 6 p.m.
Adam S. Bright, 31, of East Meredith was arrested by state police on January 23 and charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole $50 from a friend’s wallet after asking if he could borrow money from her to purchase heroin.
Bright was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on February 11 at 6 p.m.
Kelly Filupeit, 22, Arkville was driving east on Route 23 between Grand Gorge and Stamford on Saturday about 11:45 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle on the slippery pavement, which turned over on side and struck a guardrail before winding up in the middle of the road. The Grand Gorge Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to the scene. Filupeit was taken by ambulance to Margaretville Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released. Two passengers in the Filupeit vehicle, Albert Knobelauch, 24, and Jonathan Helmer, 21, both of Stamford were not injured. Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson investigated. No tickets were issued.
Lindsay Gavette, 22, of Stamford was driving north on Route 30 between Grand Gorge and Roxbury at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday when her car skidded on the icy pavement, struck a rock and slid back into the road. The Grand Gorge Fire Department and Rescue Squad were called to the scene, but the driver was not injured. Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson said no tickets were issued.