2017-02-15 / Police News

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Roxbury Town Constable Steve Williamson investigated a series of motor vehicle accidents in recent days caused by slippery road.

Meretta Johnson, 26, of Esperence was driving on Route 30, north of Grand Gorge on February 3 at 11:15 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, went up an embankment and hit a tree. The driver and a passenger, John Scala, 27, were both transported by the Grand Gorge Rescue Squad to Margaretville Hospital where they were treated and released. The accident is under investigation.

Roger E. James, 21, of Orient was driving a Hummer H3 between Grand Gorge and Prattsville on February 9 at 11:15 a.m. when he drove off the road as a the result of snowy travel conditions. Personnel from the Grand Gorge Rescue Squad and Fire Department responded to the scene, but no injuries were reported.

Nicole Shultis, 39, of Roxbury was driving north on Route 30, between Roxbury and Grand Gorge on February 9 at 2:30 p.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, went off one side of the road and then crossed back across the highway before coming to rest off the road. The driver and a passenger, Nicole Perry, 20, Roxbury were both taken to Margaretville Hospital where they were treated and released. Emergency personnel from Grand Gorge and Roxbury assisted the scene. No tickets were issued.

Cisse Antoine, 50, of Windham was driving on Route 23 between Grand Gorge and Prattsville shortly before 2 p.m. on February 12 when he lost control of his pickup truck and went over an embankment before coming to rest in a field. There were no tickets or injuries. The Grand Gorge Fire Department responded to the scene. MC Auto of Grand Gorge towed the truck out of the field.

Serafino Danza, 22, of Garden City was traveling on West Settlement Road in the Town of Roxbury at 11 a.m. on February 12 when he lost control of his vehicle on the slippery road, drove over an embankment and struck a tree. There were five passengers in the vehicle, but no injuries were reported. The Roxbury Fire Department and Ambulance Squad responded to the scene.

Sebatiaanz Vanopheusoen, 27, of Tristan NJ was driving down Cemetery Road (off Lower Meeker Hollow Road) in the Town of Roxbury at 5:15 p.m. on February 12 when he went off road and road and struck a tree head-on. There were four passengers, but no injuries. The Roxbury Fire Department and Ambulance Squad assisted at the scene.

Constable Williamson said all of the accidents resulted from poor conditions, resulting from frequent snowfalls over a period of several days. He also pointed out that several of the vehicles involved were not equipped with snow tires, a fact that likely contributed to the mishaps.

New York State Police at Stamford arrested Brenten R. Bryan, 37, from Stamford last week for the felony of aggravated DWI with a child passenger less than 16 years old (Leandra’s law), the misdemeanor of aggravated DWI with a B.A.C. result of .24% and other traffic violations.

This arrest occurred after a driver was observed speeding and then pulling into the South Kortright Central School parking lot on State Route 10. The trooper waited down the street and conducted a traffic stop just after the vehicle left the school. An investigation determined that the driver Bryan was driving while highly intoxicated and had just let a child less than 16 years old off at the school.

Bryan was issued tickets returnable in the Town of Kortright Court on Feb 21.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Korey B. Fisher, 18, of Meredith on February 9 following an investigation into a NYS child abuse Hotline referral. It is alleged that Fisher provided two 15-year-old children with marijuana, smoking marijuana with the children and then driving both students to Delaware Academy in Delhi.

Fisher is charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket directing him to appear in the Town of Meredith Court at a later date to answer the charges.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeffery C. All, 59, of Hobart on February 10 on one count of obstructing government administration in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. Deputies allege the defendant used physical force in attempting to prevent law enforcement from performing an official function. All was later arraigned in front of Judge Lamport at Stamford Town Court and was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 bail.

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