Area Police News: December 7, 2011

Two Andes teenagers face drug and alcohol charges after the car in which they were riding was stopped Saturday by state police on Delaware Avenue in Andes for a traffic violation.
Police say they charged the driver, Lonny Chin, 17, with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Also charged was a passenger in the vehicle, Benjamin B. Houshmand, 16. He faces charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21.
Both men were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Andes Justice Court on December 22 at 7 p.m.

Joseph J. Snyder, 24, of Clifton Park was charged Saturday by state police with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped for speeding on Route 10 in Hobart. Police say they found 21 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe in Snyder’s vehicle.
He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on December 21 at 7 p.m.

Sean Brannen, 45, of Andes was arrested by state police on November 30 and charged with DWI after police responded to a 911 call from the mother of their child who told police he had arrived at her home in an intoxicated condition and had taken her 20-year-old son and his 18- year-old friend on a ride to show off his new car.
Police say Brannen refused to take an alcosensor test and was subsequently charged with DWI.
He was arraigned in Town of Hamden Justice Court and released pending further court action on December 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Malissa M. Post, 38, of Grand Gorge was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after police responded to a 911 call from her mother who reported that the two had had a fight and d that Post had left the scene and drove home.
Police say they went to Post’s home where they administered an alcosensor test and then charged Post with DWI when her blood alcohol level allegedly tested .15 percent. She was issued appearance tickets returnable at a later date.

Jeremy R. Stake, 34, of Arkville was arrested by state police on November 29 and charged with DWAI-drugs following a one-car personal injury accident on the Halcott Road in the Town of Middletown.
Police say Stake was transported to Margaretville Hospital via ambulance after complaining of back and shoulder pain.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on December 8 at 1:35 p.m.

Raymond O. Rosa, 62, of Margaretville was charged by state police with drug possession Sunday while they were assisting Encon Officer Bauer with an investigation at Rosa’s home.
Police say Rosa was found to be in possession of marijuana and one pill of Clonazepam.
He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on December 19 at 9 a.m.