Police News: July 22, 2009

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Vashti M. Snyder, 43, of Grand Gorge on July 10 charging her with DWI. Deputies allegedly observed the defendant driving with no headlights on after dark. Following an investigation after Snyder was stopped it was determined that Snyder was allegedly intoxicated. Snyder was ticketed for driving with no headlights after dark and DWI. The tickets are returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on July 30 at 9 a.m.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Cassandra A. Beers, 43, of Davenport on July 12 for felony DWI. A third party had alleged that Beers hit a parked car in the Village of Delhi and did not stop. The witness followed Beers until deputies caught up with her. Beers was ticketed for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and felony DWI. The tickets are returnable to the Village of Delhi Court on July 21 at 10 a.m.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ronald C. Cosseta, 62, of Northvale, NJ on July 9 for DWI. The defendant was stopped for using his cell phone while driving. During the traffic stop it is alleged through investigation that Cosseta was intoxicated. Cosseta was ticketed for diving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone. The tickets are returnable to the Village of Walton Court on July 23 at 9 a.m.
Herman Murphy, 43, of Poughkeepsie was arrested by state police on July 9 and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he was stopped on Route 28 near Fleischmanns for a traffic violation.
Murphy was arraigned in Middletown Justice Court and released on $500 cash bail to reappear on July 22.
Scott E. Eckas, 45, of New York City was arrested by state police on July 11 and charged with third-degree unlicensed operation after he was stopped on Route 30 in the Town of Middletown for a traffic violation.
Eckas was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on August 6.
Samuel A. Risley, 28, of Delhi was arrested by state police on July 14 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny after he allegedly tried to steal two cans of beer from the Grand Union store in Stamford.
Police say that during the incident the front window of the store, valued at $2,000, was broken when an employee of the store struggled with Risley.
Risley was arraigned in Village of Stamford Justice Court and released pending further court action.
Avram Pollak, 40, of Boca Raton, FL was arrested by state police on July 15 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he was stopped on Route 28 in Andes for having no brake lights.
Pollak was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Andes Justice Court on August 13.
David B. Hodge, 38, of Stamford was arrested by state police on July 12 and charged with DWI after he was stopped for allegedly driving 83 MPH in a 45 MPH zone in Stamford
Police say they charged Hodge when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .12 percent.
He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court on July 22.
Michael P. Rogers, 44, of Stamford was arrested by state police on July 14 and charged with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree harassment and first-degree criminal contempt of court following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly ignored a court order of protection, punched a woman in the chest and then wrecked the inside of her residence. Police say he was highly intoxicated.
Rogers is scheduled to appear in Stamford Justice Court on August 15 at 9 a.m. to answer the charges.
Charges of DWI and several traffic violations against Michael P. O’Reilly were dismissed in Andes Town Court last week when the Delaware County District Attorney’s office failed to produce documents that had been demanded by O’Reilly’s attorney, Michael A. Jacobs of Stamford. When the documents were not produced, the court dismissed the charges.