2018-02-28 / Police News

New York State Police

On January 7, at about 12:41 p.m., State Police at Margaretville arrested Jonathan F. Vasilikos, 21, of Fleischmanns, for the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of marijuana 5th degree and other traffic violations. This arrest occurred after a trooper observed a vehicle speeding and conducted a traffic stop, which ended with the vehicle pulling into the parking lot of the Community Bank at 1084 Main Street, in the Town of Middletown. As the trooper spoke to the driver he detected a very strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside his vehicle. A search found that the driver unlawfully possessed about 30 grams of marijuana inside his vehicle. Vasilikos was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on January 23.

On February 14, at about 7:38 p.m., State Police from Margaretville responded to a home in the Town of Roxbury. According to New York State Police Public Information Officer (PIO) Nate Riegal “They [NYSP] were advised that three teens were playing Xbox Live and one invited an unknown male player to join the game. During the game the unknown player became upset and began to harass the other teens. He stated that he was going to come to their home and punch them and then shoot up their school tomorrow.”

Superintendent notified

This was the extent of the communication via Xbox live. The Superintendent of Roxbury Central School was notified and expressed his concern regarding these allegations. He was advised that the NYSP would send over a patrol car in the morning of February 16 to the school.

Troopers attempted to have the player identified by calling Microsoft. The company tried but could not. At this point no identification has been made and the case has been closed. Trooper Riegal concluded, “We don’t believe there is any danger to the school or public.”

On February 16, at about 7:12 p.m., State Police at Oneonta arrested a 15-year-old male, from Davenport, for the felony of Making a Terroristic Threat in the town of Davenport.

An investigation determined that the subject, who goes to that school, had made threats aimed at the Charlotte Valley Central School. He was arrested without incident, and the investigation determined that there was no danger to the school or public. The teen was issued a ticket for Delaware County Family Court and was turned over to a family member.

On February 18, at about 3:15 p.m., State Police at Oneonta arrested Aiden M. O’Day, 21, from Otego, for the felony of Making a Terroristic Threat from the town of Otego.

An investigation determined that O’Day had made threats aimed at the Franklin Central School. O’Day was arrested without incident, and the investigation determined that there was no danger to the school or public. O’Day was arraigned in the Otego Town Court and remanded to the Otego County Jail. His next court date is pending.

On February 19, at about 6:18 p.m., State Police at Margaretville responded to a Delaware County 911 report of a criminal mischief at the La Cabana Restaurant located at 966 Main Street in the Village of Fleischmanns. Upon arrival they were advised that an unknown person threw a rock through a window located at the front of the restaurant. The investigation is continuing.

Delaware County Sheriff

On February 17, at about 1:41 a.m., deputies arrested Jared D. Rolfe, 19, of Walton, on one count of driving while ability impaired by alcohol following a traffic stop on State Highway 206 in the Town of Walton following a report of a stolen vehicle from a local residence. Rolfe was later released on a traffic ticket returnable to Walton Town Court at a later date.

On February 17, at about 5:42 p.m., deputies arrested Hector Lopez, 47, of Monroe, on a charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle by an Unlicensed Driver, and insufficient tail lights. The arrest was a result of a traffic stop on State Highway 10 in the Town of Hamden. Lopez is scheduled to return to the Town of Hamden Court at a later date to answer the charges.

On February 17, at approximately 7:51 p.m., deputies arrested and charged William H. Kauffman Jr., 56, of East Branch, with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree, a class E Felony, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated an unclassified misdemeanor, as well as other traffic violations. The charges stemmed from a report of an erratic operator on State Highway 17 West Bound in the Town of Hancock. When deputies arrived on scene it was determined that Kauffman was involved in a motor vehicle accident and was under the influence of alcohol. Kauffman was later arraigned in the Town of Deposit Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. Kauffman is set to return to the Town of Hancock Court on a later date for further court proceedings.

On February 17, at about 10:00 p.m., deputies arrested Christopher M. Damato, 52, of Garrettsville, on an arrest warrant issued by Village of Sidney Court for failure to appear on previous charges of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, Unlicensed Driver, and No Inspection Certification. This arrest is a result of a traffic stop by the Town of New Berlin Police Department. Damato was arraigned in the Village of Sidney Court and posted bail. Damato is scheduled to return to Village of Sidney Court at a later date to answer the charges.

Accident investigated

On February 18, at about 5:26 p.m., deputies arrested Christopher R. Vanburen, 30, of Otego, on a charge of Unlawful Possession of marijuana as a result of a property damage motor vehicle accident on County Highway 21 in the Town of Walton. Vanburen was also cited for leaving the scene of a Property Damage Motor Vehicle Accident and Failure to Keep Right on a Two Lane Road. Vanburen is scheduled to return to the Town of Walton Court at a later date to answer the charges.

On February 20, deputies arrested two Hancock men following a request from the Broome County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in executing Bench Warrants issued by the Binghamton City Court.

Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from the Village of Hancock Police Department, subsequently located and arrested Axel O. Zazeckie, 23, and Robert A. Croci, 26, on Bench Warrants that were issued following their failure to appear in the Binghamton City Court as previously directed. Zazeckie and Croci were turned over to Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies to be arraigned in the Binghamton City Court where Zazeckie is facing charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and False Personation and Croci is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

A third wanted subject, Daniel J. Dermody, 27, also of Hancock, was observed driving in the Village of Hancock and was subsequently stopped by members of the Hancock Police Department and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, an unclassified misdemeanor. Dermody was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000.00 cash bail pending a future court appearance.

Multiple charges

A copy of the Binghamton City Court Bench Warrant issued for the arrest of Dermody for failure to appear was filed with the Delaware County Correctional Facility as a detainer. Upon his release from the Correctional Facility Dermody will be turned over to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office to answer charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a BAC over 0.08 percent and moving from a lane unsafely in the Binghamton City Court.

On February 21, at about 5:00 p.m., deputies arrested Bradley T. Campbell, 24, of Margaretville, on charges of menacing 2nd degree and endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say the defendant intentionally placed another person in reasonable fear of physical injury by displaying a dangerous instrument during a custody dispute involving a 14- month-old child, who was present at the time of the dispute. Campbell was arraigned at Roxbury Town Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.

On February 21, at about 2:45 p.m., deputies arrested Maurice L. Atkinson, 33, of Binghamton, on a family court warrant issued by Delaware County Family Court. Atkinson was later released on his own recognizance, and is set to appear in Delaware County Family Court on a later date for further action.

On February 23, at about 7:30 p.m., deputies arrested Cory A. Sparkes, 29, of Stamford, on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and attempted assault on a Police Officer following a disturbance at a basketball game at Stamford Central School. Sparkes was arraigned at Harpersfield Town Court on the above charges and posted $5,000 bail. The defendant is scheduled to re-appear at Harpersfield Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.

Delhi Village Police

On February 18, police responded to a complaint of noise and improperly parked vehicles at 95 Delaware Avenue. Upon their arrival police observed loud music and yelling coming from the residence. Police dispersed a large crowd from the residence and arrested the gathering’s host, Andrew L. Delligatti, 23, of Bedford Hills, for violating the Village Noise Law and Hosting a Nuisance Party. Delligatti was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Delhi Town Court.

Shandaken Police

On January 29, Kali Dossantos, 23, of Saugerties, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Dossantos was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. She was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On January 29, Emmanuel Sanchez, 22, of Bronx, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Sanchez was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. He was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date. A passenger in the vehicle Stephen Garcia, 34, was charged with False Personation, a misdemeanor for giving police a false name during the traffic stop.

On February 2, Rebecca Israel, 32, of Glenview, IL was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Israel was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. She was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 2, Monserrath Vargas-Gonzalez, 28, of Phoenicia, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Vargas-Gonzalez was charged with Driving while intoxicated, Driving with a BAC greater the .08, both are misdemeanors. She was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 5, Peter Rabczewski, 27, of Pine Hill, was charged with Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor. Police responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute. Through investigation it was determined that Rabczewski had damaged property. He was charged with Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Shandaken Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail on cash bail.

Suspended license

On February 6, Daniel Van- Wagenen, 46, of Kingston was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. VanWagenen was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. He was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 9, Richard Turner, 43, of Albany, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Turner was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. He was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 10, Thomas Deluca III, 54, of Parsippany, NJ was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Deluca was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. He was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 12, Carole Huppert, 55, of Shokan, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be in possession of Marijuana. Huppert was charged with Unlawful possession of Marijuana, a violation. She was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 16, Arthur Greenhill, 66 of Pine Hill, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be possession of cocaine and marijuana. Greenhill was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation and Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 4th degree, a felony. He was arraigned in Shandaken Court and released to appear at a later date.

On February 19, Clarence Williams, 41, of Olivebridge, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Williams was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. He was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 20, Robert Simonson, 76, of Pompano Beach, FL was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license. Simonson was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor. He was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date.

On February 23, Kristin Sargent, 31, of Bainbridge, was stopped for vehicle and traffic violations and found to be operating with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. Sargent was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd, a misdemeanor as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was issued tickets for Shandaken Court to appear at a later date and then turned over to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department for an outstanding warrant for petit larceny. A passenger in the vehicle William Holden, 23, was charged with Criminal Impersonation, a misdemeanor for giving police a false name during the traffic stop.

Walton Village Police

On February 5, Police arrested Trevor R. Spencer, 23, of Walton, on the charge of 2nd Degree Criminal Contempt. Spencer was arraigned at Walton Village Court in front of Judge Hall and released on $500 cash bail to reappear on February 27.

On February 7, Police arrested Shane A Tweedie, 27, of Walton on a Bench Warrant issued by Walton Village Court pursuant to a DWI and other V&T charges. Tweedie was arraigned at Walton Village Court in front of Judge Hall and remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail pending his next Court date on February 27.

On February 10, Police arrested Tore K Vanderkooy, 27, of Walton, on the charges of DWI, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a BAC greater than .08%, Failure to stop at Stop Sign and Illegal Signal. Vanderkooy was issued tickets returnable to Walton Village Court on March 19.

On February 10, Police arrested Trevaughn McLaughlin, 19, of Baldwin, on the charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Speeding. McLaughlin was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to Walton Village Court on February 26.

On February 10, Police arrested Drelyn France, 19 of Freeport, on the charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. France was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to Walton Village Court on February 26.

On February 14, Police arrested a 17-year-old Walton youth on a Criminal Summons issued by the Hamden Town Court pursuant to the charge of 2nd Degree Harassment. The youth was released on her own recognizance to appear in Hamden Town Court at a later date.

On February 14, Police arrested Frederick M Damiano, 43, of Sidney Center, on the charge of 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief. Damiano was arraigned at Walton Village Court in front of Judge Hall and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear on February 27th.

On February 20, Walton Police announced “Over the recent month several unlocked vehicles within the Village of Walton have been entered and items stolen from them. These incidents have been occurring during the late night and early morning hours. Residents are reminded to secure their vehicles. Anyone with information concerning these larcenies is encouraged to contact the Walton Police Department at 607-865- 5400. Calls will be kept confidential at the caller’s request.”

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