2017-09-06 / Police News

AREA POLICE NEWS

Enforcement: Over the weekend of August 19-20, Forest Rangers working the Peekamoose Corridor, which includes the popular Blue Hole destination in the Town of Denning, estimated nearly 1,200 people visited the area. Several tickets were issued to individuals violating various state land use regulations. The area is a popular and over-used destination featured in a News story on August 23.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

On August 29, Deputies arrested Robert T. Murray, 71 of Andes, on an Arrest Warrant issued by Town of Harpersfield Justice, Judge Musella for issuing a bad check. It is alleged that Murray purchased lumber from a Harpersfield saw mill knowing that there were insufficient funds in his account to cover the check. Murray was arrested, processed and arraigned in the Harpersfield Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear in court at a later date.

On August 31, at about 5:35 p.m., Deputies arrested Patricia D. Mcneilly of Franklin, on a Bench Warrant issued by Colchester Town Court for failure to appear on charges of Petit Larceny and Issuing a Bad Check. Mcneilly was arraigned in front of Judge Edel and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $1000 bail.

On September 1, at about 1:27a.m., Deputies arrested Gloria A. Prott, 40 of Southhaven NY, on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree, driving while ability impaired by drugs, speeding 80/55, and operating a motor vehicle with an open container of an alcoholic beverage inside following a traffic stop on State Highway 17 in the Town of Hancock. Additionally, the front seat passenger of the vehicle, Edward R. Prott, 49 also of Southhaven NY, was also arrested as a result of this traffic stop and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Gloria and Edward Prott are alleged to have possessed a quantity of Cocaine and Marijuana which was recovered from within the vehicle following a vehicle search. The defendants were arraigned in front of Judge Buckley at Hancock Village Court and were remanded to the Delaware County Jail, Gloria Prott on $2,500 cash or $5000 secured bond and Edward Prott on $1000 cash of $2000 secured bond. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene of the arrest by members of the New York State Police, Troop C Deposit.

On September 1, at approximately

11:37 p.m., Deputies arrested and charged Coulter F. Berry, 22, of Thornton New Hampshire, with the class A Misdemeanor offense of Trespass in the second degree. The arrest occurred after a 911 call indicating that Berry had unlawfully remained in a dwelling in the Town of Bovina. Berry was arraigned at the Town of Stamford Court where he was subsequently remanded to the custody of the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $750 cash bail. He was scheduled to appear before the Town of Bovina Court at a later date for further proceedings.

On September 2, at about 1:59 a.m., Deputies arrested Michael S. Smith, 59 of Bronx, on charges of speeding in zone 55 mph in a 35 mph zone, unlicensed operator, and aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree following a traffic stop on Main Street in the Village of Delhi. Smith was later released on tickets returnable to Delhi Town Court at a later date.

On September 2, at about 11:57 p.m., Deputies arrested and charged Stephen R. Bauer, 22, of Granite Springs, NY, with the Misdemeanor offense of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree. The arrest occurred after a traffic stop in the Village of Fleischmanns, where it is alleged that Bauer was operating a motor vehicle in the dark without activated headlamps. A subsequent DMV check of Bauer’s NYS Driver’s License indicated that it was suspended. Bauer was issued additional tickets for unlicensed operator, inadequate headlamps, and insufficient turn signal. He was scheduled to appear before the Town of Middletown Court at a later date for further proceedings.

On September 3, at about 2:00 a.m., Deputies arrested Devin K. Mahoney, 34 of Oneonta, on a Bench Warrant issued by Walton Village Court for failure to appear on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Deputies say Mahoney failed to appear at court on the above charges on January 5, 2012. Mahoney was arraigned in front of Judge Hall at Walton Village Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $1000 bail. Deputies were assisted with this arrest by Troopers stationed out of SP Oneonta.

Village of Delhi Police

On August 29, police arrested Ryan A. Frazier-Carter, 22 of Mt.Vernon on two counts of Petit Larceny. Frazier-Carter was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Delhi Town Court.

On August 29, police arrested Penny M. Smith, 52 of Walton, for Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree and four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. Smith was released on her own recognizance after arraignment. The complaints against Smith are the result of an investigation conducted by fraud investigators at the Delaware County Department of Social Services.

On August 30, police arrested Jacqueline D. Febo-Deltoro, 36 of Downsville for Welfare Fraud in the 5th Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree. Febo- Deltoro was released on her own recognizance after arraignment. The complaints against Febo-Deltoro are the result of an investigation conducted by fraud investigators at the Delaware County Department of Social Services.

On September 1, police arrested Annette Hawley, 43 of Delhi for Harassment in the 2nd Degree. Hawley was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Delhi Town Court.

On September 1, at 11:30 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint at 28 Meredith Street. Upon their arrival police discovered a gathering of over 100 partygoers at the residence engaged in shouting and playing loud music. Police dispersed the party and arrested the hosts: 20 year old Devon G. DeJesus of Bronx and 21 year old Lorenzo A Melendez Jr. of Harriman for violating the Village Noise Law. DeJesus and Melendez were released on appearance tickets returnable in Delhi Town Court.

On September 2, police arrested Robin C. Reese, 46 of Delhi for Driving While Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 of 1%, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign. After securing a sober driver, Reese was released with traffic summonses returnable to the Delhi Town Court.

Operation Safe Stop

Deputies will be following school buses throughout Ulster County conducting “Operation Safe Stop” as a part of the State of New York traffic safety initiative, “Police Traffic Services”.

The operation will commence on September 6, the first day of classes for area schools. Sheriff Van Blarcum along with Ulster County Law Enforcement partners want to ensure the safety of students as they return to school and intercept reckless motorists that pass stopped school buses. Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond stated that Delaware County deputies will also be participating and dedicating a week during the school year.

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