Police News

Area Police News: April 2, 2014

James Zoccoli, 61, of Shady was arrested by Shandaken Police on March 26 and charged with third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
He was arraigned in Town of Shandaken Justice Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail to await further court action.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Frank A. Darmody, 34, of Arkville on March 27 on an arrest warrant from Town of Jefferson in Schoharie County.
Deputies located Darmody at his residence in Arkville and turned him over to Schoharie County Deputies.


Area Police News: March 26, 2012

On March 20, Delaware County Deputies responded to suspicious activity in a field adjacent to a residence located on state Route 10 in the Town of Hamden. Upon arrival, deputies located several individuals present in the field. Upon further investigation, Dominick C. Mucaria, 20, of Farmingdale was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Mucaria is scheduled to appear in the Town of Hamden Court at a later time and date.


Area Police News: March 19, 2012

Two Delhi brothers, Jonathan K, 17, and Michael P. Stein, 20, were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana on March 14 after state police responded to a domestic dispute call at their home and found the two sitting in a truck in front of the home where they smelled the odor of marijuana.
Police say they issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Delhi Justice Court.
Sarah E. VanBlarcom, 28, of Arkville was arrested by state police on March 16 and charged with DWI after she was stopped on county Route 18 in Stamford for an equipment violation.


Area Police News: March 12, 2012

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Amy L. Gilles, 24, of Kortright on March 7 on an arrest warrant issued by the Town of Wawaring Court for two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument.
Gilles was taken into custody and turned over to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.
A Village of Stamford man has been arrested for the second time in the past year for selling heroin in that village.


Area Police News: March 5, 2014

Nigel D. Aldrich, 22, of Hobart was arrested by state police on February 25 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on county Highway 38 in the Town of Middletown for a traffic violation.
Police say they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Aldrich’s vehicle and upon questioning; he turned over to them a small bag of pot.
Aldrich was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on March 6 at 9 a.m.


Area Police News: February 26, 2014

A Brooklyn woman was charged by state police with petit larceny on February 22 after she allegedly stole a pair of skies on February 19 at Plattekill Ski Resort in Roxbury.
Bjorg Magnea, 49, was issued an appearance ticket after the owner of the missing skies allegedly saw Magnea place them on a ski rack, three days after they originally went mission.
Magnea is scheduled to appear in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on March 5 at 7 p.m.


Area Police News: February 19, 2014

A Stamford woman was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s Investigators on February 10 and charged with a number of crimes following a heroin trafficking investigation.
Kelly M. Abbes, 40, also known as Kelly Zimmerman, was initially arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and fourth-degree conspiracy, a class E felony.  Following a search of her residence by sheriff’s investigators, sheriff’s K-9 “Ozzie”, and state troopers, Abbes was also charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, a class A misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.


Area Police News: February 12, 2014

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a one-car property damage auto accident on February 4 in the Town of Delhi. Arron Anderson, 21, of Walton was operating a 2009 Hyundai, in a westerly direction on Scotch Mountain when he left the roadway to the right, over corrected and struck the embankment on the left side of the road. The operator then fled the scene of the accident.


Area Police News: February 5, 2014

A police report item in last week’s paper incorrectly reported that Benjamin B. Houshmand, 18, of Andes was issued a summons by state police on January 21 charging him with driving with a suspended license. The item should have reported that Houshmand was issued a summons charging him with driving a friend’s vehicle that was found to have a suspended registration due to an insurance lapse. The News regrets the editing error.


Area Police News: January 29, 2014

Town of Shandaken Police report the arrest on Thursday of Jorge Danis Amaya Jr., 34, of Silver Hollow Road, Chichester. Police were assisting federal agents with Homeland Security and members of the URGENT Task Force to locate Amaya for a federal warrant of arrest signed by Honorable M. James Lorenz from the United States District Court in Southern California.
Amaya was wanted for one count of conspiracy to transmit illegal aliens, multiple counts of transportation of illegal aliens and aiding and abetting and criminal forfeiture.


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