Area Police News: July 23, 2008

Megan E. Toohey, 39, of Buffalo, was arrested Monday morning and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating without insurance, and operating with a suspended license and registration following a traffic stop on Route 28 in Margaretville. She was released on recognizance and is scheduled to reappear before the Town of Middletown Court on September 10.

State police responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute Monday between a mother and son. Cody J. Tweedie, 19, of Walton allegedly got into a verbal argument with his mother, during which he grabbed her, screamed at her, and punched holes in the walls of their residence. He was charged with second-degree harassment and issued an appearance ticket returnable on July 28.

Three men and a woman were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment Monday at Hall Tari Funeral Home in Stamford. Police say a fight broke out involving Leonard J. Finkelstein, 44, of Stamford, Andrew P. Young, 42, of Hollywood, FL, and Ronald E. MacNair, 51, and Maryanne MacNair, 42, of Springhill, FL. The altercation allegedly began between brothers-in-law MacNair and Finkelstein at the funeral of the mother of MacNair’s wife and escalated to include Maryanne Finkelstein and Young. Summonses were served on all four suspects on Tuesday.

Police responded to a reported domestic dispute Monday in Roxbury. They say that Roxbury resident John M. Ford, 75, allegedly verbally harassed his daughter and wife. A citizen’s arrest was made for two counts of second-degree harassment. Two orders of protection were issued and Ford was arraigned at the Town of Middletown Court and released on recognizance to reappear on July 23.

Dale C. McGregor, 35, of Jefferson, was arrested after he allegedly violated an order of protection after contacting his estranged wife and accusing her of keeping her daughter away from him. He was charged with one count of second-degree criminal contempt and was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stamford on August 12.

A warrant was executed on Roxbury resident David M. Anderson, 33, for a failure to appear. He was arraigned at the Village of Stamford Court and released on recognizance to reappear on July 22.

Jamel M. Martin, 16, of Kortright, was arrested and arraigned before the Town of Stamford Court following an altercation in which he allegedly punched a victim twice in the face. He was remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail to reappear on July 22.
It was subsequently determined that Martin should be charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He will be arraigned on the additional charge at his July 22 court appearance.

State police responded to an emergency call from Main Street in Margaretville, where a woman claimed that her car had been stolen from the parking space outside her residence. At the scene, police discovered that the car had been abandoned in a drainage ditch about 20 feet from the parking lot. Police arrested Danny H. Griffin, 23, of Shandaken who, upon being searched, was found to have the keys to the stolen car in his possession. He was arrested and sent to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond bail. Griffin will reappear for a felony hearing on July 23.

Grand Gorge resident Maurice E. Hughes, 18, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault. Police say Hughes and his cousin were being harassed by two men at the Sunoco County Store in Grand Gorge on Saturday. Hughes told police that during the altercation, he retrieved a knife from his vehicle and stabbed one of the men in the neck. He was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court and released on recognizance to reappear in Roxbury Town Court on August 6.

Denver Vega resident John York, 51, was arrested and issued appearance tickets for unlawfully growing marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana after he called police to his residence to report a burglary. Upon arrival at the residence, police allegedly observed five marijuana plants in plain sight. The tickets are returnable in Middletown on July 28.

Shandaken Police reported the arrest of Raymond Francis Mulrean of Brooklyn on Tuesday. Police say Mulrean, 43, was arrested for disorderly conduct after reports of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance on Main Street in Phoenicia. During the arrest, he was found to be in possession of a switchblade knife with a six-inch blade. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of disorderly conduct, and possession of an open container for having open bottles of vodka in a public place. He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail.