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Police seeking leads in vandalism cases

State police are continuing their investigation into repeated vandalism incidents at the Andes Town Hall and swimming pool complex. Troopers at the Margaretville barracks said the vandalism has occurred over several years, but that the attacks have increased in recent months. Twice during that period, bullets have been fired through the windows in the Andes Town Court.


Area Police News: May 6, 2009

State police arrested Fleischmanns resident Joshua A. Smith, 18, on April 25 and charged him with second-degree forgery after he allegedly forged the name of his estranged stepfather, Hans M. Hohn, as a co-sign on a bank loan for a vehicle. Police say Smith’s mother told them she had given her son permission to sign her name, but not Hohn’s, and that upon arrest, Smith admitted to signing Hohn’s name as a co-signer for the vehicle. He was arraigned and released on recognizance to reappear on April 22.


Area Police News: April 29, 2009

Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Dry Brook Road last Wednesday where they say Arkville resident Lori L. Knapp, 39, left the road and hit a boulder and an earth embankment. Police say they observed an odor of alcohol on Knapp’s breath and white powder in her nasal passage.


Area Police News: April 22, 2009

Unadilla resident Renee E. Gill, 38, was arrested on April 8 and issued uniform traffic tickets for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a motor vehicle without insurance last week. State police say they stopped her after a check of the vehicle’s plates found that the vehicle had been suspended for no insurance in effect. A subsequent check on Gill’s license allegedly found that Gill’s license had also been suspended. Both tickets are returnable to the Town of Delhi Court on April 22.


Area Police News: April 8, 2009

Misdemeanor charges against Arkville resident Jeremiah A. Clark, 27, related to the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle were dismissed on motion of his attorney, Michael A. Jacobs of Stamford, on March 27. Jacobs made the motion to preclude the testimony of the prosecution witnesses on the district attorney’s failure to comply with Jacobs’ production of evidence demands in the Town of Middletown Court.


Negligence lawsuit dismissed in Brinkerhoff shooting case

By Brian Sweeney
A judge has dismissed a $100 million negligence lawsuit filed by the widow of a New York State trooper killed in a 2007 shootout in Margaretville.


Area Police News: April 1, 2009

Phoenicia resident Tomas N. Salinas, 19, was arrested and charged with harassment after police were called to respond to an incident at La Cabana restaurant in Fleischmanns on March 15. The complainant alleged that Salinas pushed him to the ground; Salinas was later served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear in the Town of Middletown Court on April 13 for a pending charge of second-degree harassment.


Area Police News: March 25, 2009

Shandaken Police report the arrest Friday of Ashley C. Eignor, 19, of Margaretville on charges of petit larceny after she allegedly stole $160 from a cash register at the Boston Concessions Culinary Group at Belleayre Ski Center on February 23. Eignor was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Shandaken Court.


Area Police News: March 18, 2009

Christine M. Winner, 22, of Andes was arrested Saturday and charged with DWI after she was stopped by state police on county Route 1 in Andes for a traffic violation. Police say they charged Winner when her blood alcohol content allegedly tested .08 percent. Winner was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Andes Justice Court on April 16.


Area Police News: March 11, 2009

Casey J. Roe, 20, of Schenectady was arrested by state police Friday and charged with DWI after he got his car stuck on a snowbank on Huckleberry Brook Road in the Town of Middletown while trying to turn around. State police say they responded to the scene following a call and found Roe walking down the road. He was charged when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .08 percent. Roe was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on April 20.


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