Area Police News: September 19, 2012

Matthew Santiago, 24, of Willow was charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana after police initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Santiago was a passenger. The incident occurred September 14 on Route 23 in the Town of Roxbury. State police said that a search of Santiago yielded $634 cash; approximately 22 grams of crack/cocaine broken up into 25 separate Baggies, two digital scales. Police also found a smoking device in the car, which Santiago said was his. He was arraigned in Roxbury Town Court and remanded to Delaware County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in town court on September 19.

State police arrested John C. Todd, 31, of Roxbury on September 13 on a charge of violating an order of protection. He was arraigned in Middletown Town Court and remanded to Delaware County Jail on $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 secured bond.

Nicholas Winn, 32, of Margaretville was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after police conducted a follow-up investigation and found Winn to be in possession of three Hydrocodone pills and approximately 1.1 grams of marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable September 27 in Middletown Town Court.

Richard Pavia, 54, of Grand Gorge was charged with second-degree aggravated operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation and driving with an expired inspection after he was stopped by state police on Route 30 in Grand Gorge on September 14.

Police investigated a burglary complaint at 673 Carr George Road in Roxbury on September 15 and subsequently charged Nicole Sass, 25, of Roxbury with fourth-degree grand larceny and Robert Sass, 31, of Denver with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Both were remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. She scheduled to appear in Roxbury Court on September 19 and he was scheduled to appear in Middletown Court on the same date.

State police were contacted on September 15 by the Delaware County Social Services Department to assist with an investigation at 300 Wagner Avenue, Fleischmanns involving Tanya Stake, 29, and her 10-year-old daughter. Police observed a partially opened pouch containing and a pipe with marijuana residue. Stake was arrested for possession of the pipe and issued an appearance ticket returnable September 15 in Middletown Town Court.

Lonsdale Stuffle, 18, of Albany was charged with aggravated unlawful operation of a motor vehicle after he was stopped by Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson while drive on Route 23 in the Town of Roxbury on September 15. State police assisted.

Ivars Opsis, 24, of Poughkeepsie was charged with driving while intoxicated and several other traffic violations after he was pulled over on Route 28, Arkville after failing to signal a turn onto Dry Brook Road. The incident occurred on September 15 at 8:37p.m. The suspect provided a breath sample that indicated a .10 percent blood alcohol content. He was scheduled to appear in Middletown Town Court on September 20.

Daniel Howell, 42, of Roxbury was charged with second-degree harassment on September 11. The arrest followed a complaint made by Justin Burroughs, 37, of Grand Gorge. Howell was scheduled to appear in Roxbury Town Court on September 19.

Edward Schwanee, 50, of Bloomville was charged with driving while intoxicated (drugs) following a property damage accident on September 13 in the Village of Stamford. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable September 24 in Harpersfield Town Court.

State police were asked to respond to Roxbury Central School on September 13 to meet with personnel from the Delaware County Department of Social Services after receiving a complaint of a mother being under the influence of drugs when arriving to pick up her children from school. Police subsequently responded to the home of Nicole Sass, 25, of 673 Carr George Road. Police said that Sass showed signs of being under the influence of drugs and admitted that she had smoked marijuana and taken Xanax and Vicodin. She was charged with driving while intoxicated (drugs) and issued an appearance ticket returnable September 26 in Roxbury Town Court.

Emily Parker, 29, of Oneonta was charged with driving while intoxicated, third-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, utilizing an insufficient turn signal and failure to change the address on her registration after she was stopped on South Street in the Village of Stamford on September 16. Police said a test revealed a blood alcohol content of .13 percent. Parker was issued an appearance ticket returnable October 9 in Stamford Town Court.

Shandaken Police report the September 13 arrest of Branden J. Rose, 36, of Big Indian on charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police say they found marijuana growing behind Rose’s Route 28 residence.Rose was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Shandaken Court on September 20.