Police News: August 25, 2010
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Hamden man on Wednesday, Aug. 11 on felony weapon charges. Deputies arrested and charged Jonathan Gutliph, 23, with one count each of second-degree criminal sale of a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Gutliph is accused of unlawfully possessing in excess of five handguns from the estate of his late father and unlawfully selling those handguns to another person. He was arraigned in Town of Delhi Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond pending further court action.
Franz Buchberger, 56, of Middletown was arrested on August 10 by state police and charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief following a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend. Police say they responded to a 911 call from a residence on Johnson Hollow Road in the Town of Roxbury where they found Buchberger outside. Buchberger told police that following an argument with his ex-girlfriend he became upset and kicked her motorcycle, damaging it. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court.
Two area women were arrested in the Town of Harpersfield on August 12 when state police stopped their vehicle and discovered that the driver was an unlicensed operator and the passenger was wanted by the county sheriff.
Police say they stopped a vehicle on Route 23 operated by Ashley L. Palmisano, 21, of Stamford for having an inadequate brake light. Following a computer check police charged her with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and with being an unlicensed operator.
Police say Candice A. Maxim, 21, of North Blenheim, was a passenger in the vehicle and a check of her license showed that she was wanted by the county sheriff on an open bench warrant. Maxim was transported to the county jail and turned over to authorities there.
Palmisano was issued appearance tickets returnable in Harpersfield Justice Court.
Lawrence Stabile, 47, of Hobart was arrested by state police on August 16 and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment after his ex-girlfriend reported to police that he was harassing her. Stabile was issued appearance tickets returnable in Village of Stamford Court.
Charles Mogridge, 65, of Hamden was arrested by state police on August 13 and charged with DWI following a one-car accident on West Terry Clove Road in the Town of Hamden. Police say they were called to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi where Mogridge was being treated for minor injuries following the accident. Police say they charged him with DWI when his blood alcohol content allegedly tested .11 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Hamden Justice Court on September 20.
An Oneonta woman and a Bloomville man were each charged with DWI on August 14 after police stopped the woman and then the man arrived to drive her car from the scene. A third person was arrested at the scene for obstruction.
Police say it all started when they stopped Kathleen M. Light-Rushton on county Route 18 in the Town of Stamford. Police say she refused a blood alcohol test but a roadside breath screen showed her blood alcohol content to be .20. She was charged with DWI.
Police say Derek Scully, 22, of Bloomville arrived at the scene and attempted to drive away in the Light-Rushton vehicle. Police say a check of his license revealed that it was revoked and then a blood alcohol test showed his blood alcohol content to be .09. He was charged with DWI.
Also at the scene, Barbra A. Brady, 41, of Congers was charged with obstruction. All of the defendants were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court.
A 60-year-old Stamford woman was arrested by state police Friday and charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly beat up her 87-year-old mother in her mother’s house. Police say they responded to a call at 60 River Street in Stamford and found the complainant with blood in her mouth, severe bruising on both of her arms and back, swelling on her left eye and bruising and swelling on her scalp.
Police say they arrested the daughter, Pamela A. House, 60, charging her with third-degree assault. House told police that her mother had been injured in a fall down a flight of stairs. House was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stamford Village Court.
Thomas Kamna, 22, of Prattsville was arrested by state police Friday after he was stopped on Route 23 in Grand Gorge. Police say they found Kamna to have a suspended license for failure to pay child support. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Prattsville Justice Court.
James E. Brockett, 41, of Coxsackie was arrested by state police Saturday after his vehicle was stopped on Route 10 in Harpersfield for a traffic violation.
Police say they charged Brockett with unlawful possession of marijuana, operating without insurance and operating an unregistered vehicle. Brockett was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Harpersfield Justice Court.