Area Police News: December 4, 2013

Roxbury Town Constable Steve Williamson investigated a series of accidents during the past week.

Sheila Biruk, 63, of Halcottsville was driving on Route 30 in the Town of Roxbury about 5 p.m. when she struck a deer. There were no injuries.

Krista Hess, 23, of Stamford was driving on Route 23 in Grand Gorge at approximately 5:15 p.m. on November 26 when her vehicle slid off the icy road. She was not injured. Earlier that day, Hess had received a ticket from Constable Williamson for passing a stopped Roxbury School bus on Route 23 between Grand Gorge and Stamford. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Roxbury Town Court.

Michael Rey, 43, of Brooklyn was driving on Roxbury Mountain Road about 5 p.m. on November 27, when his vehicle slid off the snowy road. Roxbury ambulance and fire personnel responded to the scene. There were no injuries or tickets.

James Moore, 52, of Gilboa was operating a Town of Gilboa sander truck about 8 a.m. on November 27 when the vehicle sunk in a ditch and turned over on its side Bruce Porn Road, near Grand Gorge. He was taken to the hospital where he received stitches for an injury near his eye. Grand Gorge rescue and fire personnel took five hours to remove the vehicle. No tickets were issued.

Charlie Dietrich, 20, of Grand Gorge was driving his 2002 GMC Jimmy pickup truck on New Kingston Mountain Road in the Town of Roxbury at about 2 a.m. on November 28 when he got stuck. The driver said he was burning the tires in an attempt to get up the hill and started rolling backwards. He got out of the vehicle and the truck almost immediately went up in flames.

Dietrich was not injured. Roxbury Fire Department and ambulance personnel assisted at the scene. There were no tickets.