Area Police News: Sept. 16, 2009

A Staten Island woman had to be rescued from the Esopus Creek last week Sunday after her leg became wedged between large rocks while she was tubing. Shandaken Police report that they responded to a 911 call reporting that a recreational tuber was in distress in the Espous Creek.
When police arrived at the scene, near the intersection of Old Plank and Waterworks roads near Phoenicia, they found Rachael Pollack, 21, of Staten Island screaming for help and stating that her leg was wedged between rocks. It took rescue workers an hour and a half to free the woman, who was than taken to Benedictine Hospital in Kingston where she was treated for injuries to her ankle and for exposure. Assisting Shandaken Police in the rescue were state police and members of the Phoenicia Fire Department, the Shandaken Ambulance Squad and deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating vandalism to equipment located in three Bloomville and South Kortright gravel banks that was reported early Friday morning, September 11. Delaware Bulldozing, Clark Companies and LaFever Excavating have reported equipment located in their county Route 18, Bloomville and Roses Brook Road, South Kortright, gravel banks was damaged between Thursday night and early Friday morning. The damage to the equipment included broken windows and attempts to set fire to the equipment.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies are also assisting the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services, Bloomville and Delhi fire departments in the investigation of two early Friday morning fires at seasonal residences located on Scotch Hill Road, Bloomville, and Elk Creek Road, Delhi. At this time, it is not known if the incidents are related. 
Sheriff’s deputies are asking that anyone that may have noticed any unusual or suspicious persons or vehicles in those areas between approximately 12:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. Friday morning to call 607 746-2336.

Aaron R. Thompson, 33, of Westford was arrested by state police last week Saturday and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Route 23 in Harpersfield for a traffic violation. Police say they charged Thompson when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .16 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on September 28.

Derik A. Stoesser, 22, of Hobart was arrested by state police last week Sunday and charged with DWI after police responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute in process.
Police say they responded to the scene and were unable to locate Stoesser but later found him on Main Street in Stamford and charged him with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .08 percent. He was arraigned in Town of Stamford Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

Aaron J. Scudder, 22, of Binghamton was arrested by state police last week Wednesday on a warrant issued by the Town of Middletown Justice Court for failure to pay a fine. Scudder was arraigned before Town Justice Glen George and remanded to the county jail for a period of up to four months or until he pays his $105 fine.

Matthew J. Gonsalves, 21, of Staten Island was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Main Street in Delhi for a traffic violation. Gonsalves was arraigned in Town of Delhi Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

Kevin G. Lindquist, 32, of Jefferson was arrested by state police last week Wednesday and charged with DWI after he was stopped while riding an ATV on county Route 29 in North Harpersfield for a traffic violation. Police say they charged Lindquist when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .09 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on Sept. 21.

Nicholas J. Malaxos, 19, of Grand Gorge was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after a trooper allegedly saw him with a rolled “blunt” in his mouth at the intersection of Route 23 and Becker Street in Grand Gorge. Malaxos was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on Sept. 21.

Patrick J. Stockbridge, 26, of Stockbridge was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Main Street for having no plate lamp. Police say they charged Stockbridge when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .10 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Delhi Village Justice Court on Sept. 29.

Thomas B. Vitale, 21, of Jefferson was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after he was stopped in Stewart’s parking lot in Stamford for having a loud exhaust. Police say they charged Vitale when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .12 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stamford Village Justice Court on October 1.