2017-08-16 / Police News

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

On July 28, Delaware County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested a New York City woman, formerly of Roxbury, on a Sealed Indictment Warrant issued earlier this year as a part of an 18- month narcotics investigation conducted by members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT).

On March 30 of this year, a Delaware County Grand Jury handed down Sealed Indictments after considering evidence relating to an investigation into the on-going distribution of heroin from the New York City area in Delaware, Ulster, and surrounding counties. That Grand Jury charged Courtney Williamson, 25, of Queens, and Monica Iannarelli, 34, of Brooklyn, with three class B felony offenses of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and three class E felony offenses of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.

While living in the New York City area, Williamson allegedly supplied significant quantities of heroin and cocaine to street level dealers, including Iannarelli, who transported the narcotics to our communities where they were sold by Iannarelli at Williamson’s direction.

On July 28, Iannarelli was apprehended in Brooklyn by members of the United States Marshal’s Service’s NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and transported to Roscoe where she was turned over to Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies later that day for processing on the arrest warrant.

Iannarelli was arraigned in Delaware County Court on August 7 and held in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. Williamson is currently being held in the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

On August 2 at approximately 11:35 p.m., sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Frank Darmody, 37, of Hobart, for the violation level offense of Harassment in the Second Degree. Darmody was issued a criminal summons, and was scheduled to appear before the Town of Stamford Court for further proceedings.

On August 5, at approximately 1:55 a.m., sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged Todd Tripp, 29, of East Meredith, for one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, an Unclassified Misdemeanor. The arrest occurred during the course of an investigation of a report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, which had been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident in the Town of Franklin. Tripp was issued an appearance ticket as well as other vehicle and traffic violations, and was scheduled to appear before the Town of Franklin Court for further proceedings.

On August 5, sheriff deputies responded to a 911 call of a fight in progress on Main Street in the Village of Hobart. Upon conclusion of the investigation, deputies arrested Michael Stein, 23, of Delhi, for Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

Stein was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court where he was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash or $5,000 secured bond.

On August 8, investigators arrested Scott Hanrahan, 30, of Deposit, Justin Crandall, 29, of Sidney, and John Bolster Jr., 27, of Hancock, for promoting contraband within the Delaware County Correctional Facility.

The three defendants, who are all currently incarcerated at the jail on unrelated charges, were found to be in possession of prescription medication, prescribed by the Delaware County Correctional Facility medical department to an inmate, but being “passed” and shared by all three defendants. The three defendants were charged that same day with one count each of Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree, each a class A Misdemeanor.

All three defendants remain incarcerated on the previous charges, to be arraigned on these new charges in the Town of Delhi Court at a later time.

Sex offender moves

The New York State Department of Criminal Justice System has announced that Aaron Scudder, a Risk Level 3 registered sex offender, has moved to 32 George Street, Arkville. Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.

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