Police News

Area Police News: Nov. 19, 2008

State police arrested Michael J. Vreeland, 58, of Bridgewater, N.J., and charged him with DWI following a traffic stop in Delhi on Monday, Nov. 10. Police stopped Vreeland after observing that a taillight on his vehicle was out, and upon interviewing him allegedly noticed an odor of alcohol. He subsequently failed a standard field sobriety tests and was issued uniform traffic tickets for DWI, aggravated DWI, first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator and obstructed taillight. Vreeland was remanded to the county jail on $2,500 and scheduled to reappear on Nov. 14.


Area Police News: Nov. 12, 2008

Margaretville resident Matthew Galunas was arrested Oct. 30 on a warrant from the Delaware County Court, where he was wanted on two charges of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two charges of third-degree burglary, two charges of third-degree grand larceny, and two charges of third-degree criminal mischief. The charges stemmed from a Dec. 25, 2007 burglary of the CVS pharmacy and the A&P store in Margaretville, during which property valued at over $3,000 was stolen from each store. Galunas also allegedly possessed morphine, oxycodone, oxycontin and methadone. He was sent to jail and is awaiting arraignment. A trial is tentatively scheduled to begin Jan. 12.


Area Police News: Nov. 5, 2008

Casey J. Sidorwicz, 20, of Andes was arrested by state police last week Wednesday and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly drove his pickup truck on the soccer field and surrounding area at Andes Central School causing damage to the fields. Sidorwicz was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Andes Justice Court on Nov. 13.


Area Police News: Oct. 29, 2008

Charles E. Currie, 49, of Hamden was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with DWI after he was stopped for speeding on state Route 10 in Delhi. Police say that during their investigation they discovered that Currie was on felony probation in Delaware County for two previous DWI convictions in the past 10 years. Currie was arraigned in Town of Delhi Justice Court for felony DWI and sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.


Area Police News: Oct. 22, 2008

Fleischmanns resident Seth H. Finch, 34, was issued appearance tickets for second-degree harassment and one count of Agriculture Market Law for loose horses running the roadway after a neighbor complained to police. Police reported to the scene and found six horses and a donkey grazing on the neighbor’s property. Both appearance tickets are returnable to the Town of Middletown on Oct. 30.


Area Police News: Oct. 8, 2008

Roxbury resident John C. Trahan, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole two lottery tickets from the Roxbury Country Store, where he was employed. Trahan was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Roxbury Justice Court on October 18.


Area Police News: Oct. 1, 2008

Howard J. Slavin, 47, of Fleischmanns was arrested by state police Wednesday and charged with second-degree harassment for allegedly harassing his ex-wife’s boyfriend over the phone. Slavin was issued a criminal summons and is to appear in Middletown Justice Court on October 6. The court also issued an order of protection in the case.


Area Police News: September 24, 2008

Mark W. Russell, 37, of Roxbury was arrested Tuesday by state police on a bench warrant issued in Essex County. Russell was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Justice Court and released on $500 bail to appear in Essex County at a later date.


Area Police News: September 17, 2008

State police arrested New Kingston resident Lisa S. Scalf, 47, and charged her with aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop in Middletown on September 9. Scalf was released on her own recognizance and scheduled to reappear on October 9.


Area Police News: September 10, 2008

State police arrested Jeffrey A. Cortese, 23, of Arkville on September 2 and charged him with one count of third-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly drove a truck through the yard of Jerry Hamil, destroying his honey stand and sign. Cortese was also charged with second-degree aggravated harassment for making repeated and threatening calls to his ex-girlfriend, who resides with Hamil. He was remanded to the county jail on $1,000 bail for the initial charge and was to be arraigned on the harassment charge at a later date.


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