Area Police News: May 14, 2008

Two Arkville residents were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Gordon R. Russell, 59, and Cheryl Y. Russell, 48, both of Arkville, were stopped Thursday afternoon when police noted that the vehicle they were operating had a brake light out. Upon inspection of the vehicle, police say they found a scale containing cocaine residue in the car and a glass pipe in the pocket of Gordon Russell. The vehicle was rented from B&D Motors of Margaretville, the owner of which told police that the couple did not have permission to use the vehicle.

Timothy C. Sullivan, 49, of Boston, MA, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police say that following radio communication by an officer who observed an intoxicated driver on Route 30, troopers located the car at a pull off still running. Upon approaching the car, an odor of alcohol was detected and the suspect was exhibiting bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and impaired motor coordination. After failing a field sobriety test and allegedly blowing a .21 percent BAC, Sullivan was arraigned in the Town of Middletown Court and released on recognizance. He is to appear at a later date to be determined.

Arkville resident Frank J. Casey, 42, was arrested and charged with trespassing on Saturday. Police say they responded to a harassment complaint at the Village Pub in Margaretville, where Casey had been placed under Citizens Arrest following an altercation with the establishment’s owner. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in the Town of Middletown Court on May 22.

A bench warrant was issued by the Town of Middletown Court on Monday for the arrest of James S. Stratton, 20, of Andes for failure to pay a fine. Police located Stratton at his residence and transported him to the Town of Middletown Court, where the fine was paid in full and Stratton was released.

Charges against a Harpersfield woman for two misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated as well as filing to signal a turn and going through a stop sign have been dismissed by the Stamford Village Court. Charges against Jamie L. Mueller, 30, were dismissed after motions by her attorney, Michael A. Jacobs, arguing that the suspect’s right to a speedy trial had been violated.