Police News: August 19, 2009

State police arrested Zachary A. George, 20, of Grand Gorge, last Saturday after they responded to a fight in progress and encountered George, who they say was a File 5 out of the Town of Cobleskill for failing to register as a sex offender. He was transported to the Cobleskill Police Department without incident.

Douglas T. Powers, 49, of Walton, was arrested last Monday after police responded to a report of a single-car motor vehicle accident on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden. Police say Powers crossed the oncoming lane and hit a NYSEG pole. Police say Powers appeared disoriented, did not know the date, and had pinpoint pupils and a heavy slur in his voice, and that field sobriety tests indicated impairment. Upon being transported to the hospital, Powers was arrested for DWAI-Drugs and was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Hamden Court on Sept. 7.

New York resident Theodore C. Mason, 50, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with DWI after police say they observed a vehicle traveling with a young child sitting on the lap of the passenger. Mason was arrested and transported to the Margaretville police station, where his blood alcohol content was allegedly found to be .10 percent. He was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on Aug. 20.

A Boiceville man was arrested and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1,500 cash bail after he was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation, and a broken windshield. Joseph P. VanLeuvan, 22, is scheduled to reappear on Aug. 26.

Glen Cove resident Robert A. Colasante, 54, was arrested Thursday after police say they stopped him for traveling 74 miles per hour in a posted 55-mph zone. Upon arriving at the Margaretville police station, police say Colasante submitted to an alcotest, which allegedly returned a blood alcohol content of .07 percent. Colasante was issued uniform traffic tickets for speeding and driving while ability impaired, both returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on Aug. 24.