2018-04-18 / Police News

New York State Police

On April 8, at about 7:26 p.m., troopers from Margaretville charged Gerard J. Chretien, 80 with the misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated - 1st offense. At about 5:30 p.m., Chretien was traveling on Glen Acres Rd. when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 28. He struck a pick-up truck which was traveling on 28. The pick-up truck had a male driver and two female passengers. No injuries and a witness was able to tell the trooper that Chretien did run the stop sign. State Route 28 was shut down for approximately two hours with westbound traffic diverted onto County Route 38 and one lane open eastbound. Chretien is scheduled to appear in the town of Middletown Court on April 17.

On April 9, at about 2 p.m., troopers from Margaretville charged Clara M. Korenyik, 20, of Bloomville, Class E felony Grand Larceny 4th degree. Korenyik was an employee at Robinson Terrace and has since been terminated. Troopers received a complaint on April 8, from an elderly victim’s daughter that she received a fraud protection alert that her mother’s debit card had been used. The victim resides at Robinson Terrace. An investigation revealed that there were several purchases made at different locations in the town of Stamford. Troopers were able to identify Korenyik as the suspect and she was subsequently arrested. She was released on an appearance ticket and scheduled to appear in the town of Stamford Court on April 17.

On April 11, at about 3:30 p.m., troopers from Margaretville charged a 16 year-oldmale from Margaretville with a Class D felony of making a Terroristic Threat toward the Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES Grand Gorge campus in Roxbury. According to New York State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Aga Dembinska, the threat was reported “by a school official

[…after the youth] made a threat toward the school. The youth was released into the custody of his mother”. Due to his age no further information is available.

On April 11, at about 5:00 p.m., troopers from Stamford arrested Joshua M. Beardslee, 32, of Jefferson, with a Class A misdemeanor of Petit Larceny, from an incident at the TOPS supermarket 127 Main Street in the Village of Stamford. An investigation revealed Beardslee had taken $66.26 (pre-tax) worth of items from TOPS. A further investigation revealed he had a warrant from Lewis County. He was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

Teen charged with several felonies and misdemeanors after pursuit across Otego, Chenango and Delaware counties.

On April 15, State Police from Oneonta arrested a 16- year-old after he led troopers on a pursuit through several townships and damaged three state police vehicles.

State troopers were originally called to a domestic dispute at about 10:15 a.m. at a residence on River St. in the town of Otego. When troopers arrived, they learned the teen threatened a victim with a knife. He then fled the scene in a 2008 green Toyota Sienna.

A trooper spotted the vehicle at approximately 11:16 a.m. on State Highway 7 in the town of Otego. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver did not comply. A pursuit began where the teen continued west on State Highway 7 in the town of Unadilla. The pursuit was terminated prior to entering the Village of Unadilla. The trooper observed the vehicle travel on several roads toward Sheep Pen Rd.

Troopers from Sidney created a roadblock at Sheep Pen Rd. and State Highway 7. As troopers approached the minivan, the teen put the vehicle in reverse and struck a troop car. He then put the vehicle in drive, smashing into another troop car and pushed it to the center of the road.

A second pursuit began at 11:27 a.m. The teen entered Interstate 88 at a high rate of speed at exit 10 then struck a third state police vehicle in the town of Afton. He exited Interstate 88 at exit 6, traveled north on State Route 79 then east on State Highway 7. While traveling at a high rate of speed on State Highway 7, the suspect struck a bridge abutment just before the Village of Bainbridge.

One of the first troop cars that had been struck attempted to block the suspect vehicle and was subsequently rammed a second time. The suspect vehicle finally came to rest on State Highway 7 and the teen was taken into custody.

The teen was arrested at approximately 11:53 a.m., and has been charged with the felonies, Grand Larceny in the 4th degree and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree. He was charged with the misdemeanors of Menacing in the 2nd degree, three counts of Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree and Reckless Driving. The teen was also issued traffic tickets in the towns of Otego, Unadilla, Sidney, Afton, Colesville and Bainbridge.

The teen was transported by ambulance to Tri-Town Hospital, in Sidney, where he was medically cleared and transported to State Police headquarters in Sidney for processing. He was arraigned in the town of Otego and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

On April 9, deputies arrested Benjamin Pankiewicz, 37, and Ashlee Calabrese, 31, both of Walton, after deputies responded to a call of a physical domestic incident in the Town of Walton. Upon conclusion of the investigation, Pankiewicz and Calabrese were both arrested for Attempted Assault in the Third Degree after they had engaged in a physical altercation with one another. Pankiewicz was also arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, as he had engaged in a physical altercation while a child was present. Calabrese was issued an appearance ticket, having to appear in the Town of Walton Court at a later date. Pankiewicz was arraigned in the Town of Hamden Court where he was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 secured bond.

On April 9, at about 7:30 p.m., deputies arrested Mea Borges, 19, of Deposit, on an Arrest Warrant issued by the Delaware County Family Court for an unspecified violation of the Family Court Act. Borges was arraigned at the Town of Hancock Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility without bail and is scheduled to appear at Delaware County Family Court at a later date.

On April 10, members of the Criminal Investigation Division arrested Delaware County Correctional Facility inmate Matthew J. Stafford, 22, of Sidney Center, and charged him with one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony. The arrest is the result of an investigation into a fight that occurred on Sunday, April 1, inside the Delaware County Correctional Facility (DCCF). Stafford will continue to be held in the DCCF pending further action from the Village of Delhi Court.

On April 10, at approximately 4:00 p.m., deputies, assisted by the Town of Roxbury Constable, arrested Korey Bush, 22, of Grand Gorge, on a Bench Warrant issued by the Town of Delhi Court for failure to pay a court ordered fee in connection with a prior charge of Harassment in the 2nd Degree.

Bush was further charged with Unlawful Possession of marijuana after a quantity of marijuana was found to be on his person. Bush was arraigned at the Town of Delhi Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $375 cash bail or $750 secured bond. Bush is scheduled to appear at the Town of Delhi Court and the Town of Roxbury Court at a later date.

On April 11, at around 12 noon, deputies arrested Steven B. Burnside, 46, of Bloomville, on a Criminal Summons issued by The Town of Kortright Court for the offense of Harassment 2nd Degree. Burnside is scheduled to appear in the Town of Kortright Court at a later date to answer the charge.

Mt. Tremper family injured in Walton

On April 14, at about 6:00 a.m., deputies patrolled upon the scene of a two-car head collision on State Highway 206 in the Town of Walton. Deputies say a 2009 Volkswagen traveling eastbound and operated by Tyler J. Cox, 24, of Binghamton, collided with a 1998 Volvo traveling westbound and operated by Sante E. Moesle, 70, of Mt. Tremper. Also present in the Volvo at the time of the collision was Debra Abreu-Moesle, 60, and John Abreu, 19. All passengers of the collision were transported to Wilson Hospital for treatment, and the operator of the Volvo was later transported from Wilson Hospital to Upstate Medical Center for additional treatment of internal injuries. According to Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond, as of April 15, “all parties were still hospitalized but in stable condition.”

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing at this time. Members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office were assisted at the scene of the collision by the Walton Police Department, Walton Fire Department, New York State DOT, and the New York State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.

Village of Walton Police

On April 6, police arrested Erol Tural, 68, of Walton, on the charges of 1st Degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, 1st Degree Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired by Drugs and an equipment violation. He was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to Walton Village Court on April 16.

On April 8, the following three arrests were made following a traffic stop on Stockton Avenue. Alfredo Maldonado- Garcia, 18, of Mexico, on the charges of Resisting Arrest and 2nd Degree Obstruction of Governmental Administration. He was arraigned at Walton Village Court in front of Judge Hall and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $4,000 cash bail or $8,000 bond.

He is scheduled to reappear in Court on April 16. Noel Rubio-Cruz, 26, of Bronx, on the charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration. He was arraigned at Walton Village Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond. He will also reappear on April 16. Adrian Peralta-Reyes, 47 of Bronx, on the charge of being a fugitive of justice. He was turned over to Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agents.

On April 11, police arrested Michael A Billek, 27, of Walton, on the charges of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, 4th Degree Criminal Mischief and 2nd Degree Harassment stemming from an earlier incident and arraignment.

On April 12, police arrested Anthony Lame, 57, of Walton, on the charge of Petit Larceny. He was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to Walton Village Court on April 23.

Pennies for Charity

Pennies for Charity, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s report of fundraising campaigns in New York, helps New Yorkers make informed decisions before contributing to charity.

Now, through the Attorney General’s Pennies for Charity database, New Yorkers may easily search the reports to see how much of their contributions in response to fundraiser solicitations is actually retained by the charity.

This database and the Pennies for Charity reports are based on financial reports filed with the Attorney General’s Office by professional fundraisers who conduct fundraising campaigns.

According to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Division of Consumer Affairs, the Pennies for Charity database (www.charitiesnys.com) can be searched by the name of the charity or fundraiser, or by region in New York State (e.g., Lower Hudson Valley). Consumer Affairs can be reached at 845.340.3260. Great advice to keep your data safe.

Sutton Police in Massachusetts posted the following on Facebook.

“Have any of you answered one of these posts on social media lately? You may want to be more careful of what you’re sharing.” #besmart #socialmediasafety

“Please be aware of some of the posts you comment on. The posts that ask what was your favorite teachers name, who was your first grade teacher, who was your childhood best friend, your first car, the place you born, your favorite place, your first pet, where did you go on your first flight, etc…Those are the same questions asked when setting up accounts as security questions. You are giving out the answers to your security questions without realizing it. Hackers are setting these up as a get to know each other better game. They then build a profile of you from several different data sources. They use this data to hack your accounts or open lines of credit in your name.”

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