2017-07-05 / Police News

AREA POLICE NEWS

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday June 8, at about 6:39 p.m., Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Davis, 18, of Downsville, on a multitude of charges stemming from a six-month investigation into a report of multiple sex crimes involving numerous victims. Davis is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, six counts of sexual misconduct, and seven counts of rape in the second degree, a class D felony. Davis is alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse with a child incapable of giving consent seven different times, engaged in sexual contact with the same child six times, as well as endangering the welfare of two additional children by making sexual advances toward the children in person and by social media.

Davis was arraigned at Walton Village Court with his attorney present, and was released on his own recognizance. In addition to the above charges, the defendant surrendered himself to Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies on five additional counts of sexual misconduct on June 29. These charges stem from a separate investigation into a report of a sexual abuse. Davis is alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse three times, as well as sexual conduct two times with a child less than seventeen years of age. The defendant was again arraigned in front of Judge Hall at Walton Village Court with his attorney present and is scheduled to re-appear at Walton Village Court at a later date.

On Tuesday evening, June 20, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Edward J. Kane, 46, of Davenport, on a Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Delhi Court for failure to pay fines owed to that Court. Kaneg was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court before Justice Richard Gumo and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $205 cash bail pending further court proceedings.

On Friday, June 23, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jonathan D. Carmona, Sr., 34, of Sidney, on a Delaware County Family Court Warrant. Cardona was arraigned on a Delaware County Family Court Warrant where he paid his child support arrears and was released.

On Monday, June 26, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and issued Laura A. Fagan, 48, of Hobart, a Criminal Summons charging her with the misdemeanor crime of Petit Larceny. Fagan is accused of stealing a trail camera owned by another person. Fagan was directed to appear in the Town of Harpersfield Court on a later date to answer that charge.

On Saturday, July 1, at around 6 p.m., Delaware County Sheriff Deputies arrested Patrick M. Ford of Delancey, 30, for Petit Larceny, and Grand Larceny in the fourth degree following an investigation into a report of a stolen wallet in the Town of Delhi. Ford is alleged to have stolen a wallet containing a credit card and a sum of cash from a residence in the Town of Delhi, knowing that he did not have permission to possess these items. Ford was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court in front of Judge Gumo and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail/ $2,000 secured bond.

On Thursday, June 29, Delaware County Deputies, with the assistance of the New York State Police, arrested Cassandra M. Knipper, 23, of Stamford for Criminal Possession of a Weapon, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Menacing in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor under New York State Penal Law. The charges stemmed from a domestic dispute that occurred at an apartment building on Main Street in the Village of Stamford. Knipper was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correction Facility in lieu of $1500 cash bail. She is to return to the Town of Stamford Court on Tuesday July 25, at 4:30 p.m. As reported in the Catskill Mountain News last week, Knipper was arrested by Village of Delhi Police, on June 8, on one count of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree and arraigned at the Delhi Town Court where she had been remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

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