Area Police News: April 3, 2013

An Arkville man was arrested by state police and charged with burglary in connection with the March 6 forced entry at Now and Then Video on Route 28 in Margaretville.
State police say they arrested Nehemiah A. Clark, 34, of Carlson Park Road, Arkville on March 27 and charged him with burglary. He was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail to await further court action.
Police say the case began on March 6 when Now and Then Video store manager/partner Charlene Roberts called them to report that when she came to work that morning she found that the front door had been forced. Once inside the store she noticed that items had been moved and drawers opened. A Quarter splash game was missing but cash from the register was not touched and no videos were missing. Three Community Christmas Project certificates were also missing. The total value of stolen objects, including coins, was $240.
Police did not say how their investigation led them to Clark.

In an unrelated incident, Clark was arrested by state police on March 25 and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after police received a tip from an anonymous caller saying that Clark had been seen driving a vehicle on Route 28 in Arkville.
Police say they responded to the scene and found Clark sitting in the driver’s seat of the reported vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the motor running.
Clark was issued a ticket, arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and released pending further court action.

Blair D. Elderkin, 45, of Hobart was arrested by state police on March 27 and charged with driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on Route 23 in Harpersfield for a traffic violation. Police say Elderkin’s license had been suspended for failure to pay child support.
He was arraigned in Harpersfield Court and released pending further court action on April 22 at 7 p.m.