Area Police News: Feb. 11, 2009

Robert O. Sardinas-Wyssling, 26, of Plainsboro, N.J. was arrested Friday by state police and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Main Street in Stamford for allegedly having a headlight out. Police say they charged Sardinas-Wyssling when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .11 percent.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court on Feb. 18.

Theodore J. Wayman, 43, of Stamford faces a number of charges after he allegedly left the scene of a property damage accident Saturday in Stamford. State police say they received a call from a vehicle owner who told them that his parked pickup truck had been struck by a vehicle operated by Wayman as Wayman left John’s Tavern on Main Street. Police say they found Wayman in his home and took him into custody. Following a blood test, Wayman was charged with DWI, moving from lane unsafely and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Wayman was issued tickets returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court on Feb. 18.

Christopher L. Barnes, 25, of Downsville was arrested by state police on Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment after he allegedly slapped his five-year-old son on Jan. 31 leaving bruising on the child’s left ear and cheek. Barnes was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Colchester Justice Court on March 3.

Arthur R. DeBari, 50, of Arkville was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with DWI after he was stopped for allegedly failing to signal a right turn off Route 28 onto county Route 38 in Arkville. DeBari was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on Feb. 23.

Raymond Hayes, 49, of South Kortright was arrested by state police Thursday and charged with DWAI and unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped by state police on county Route 18 and Roses Brook Road for a traffic violation. Hayes was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on March 10.

William M. Scherer, 40, of Bloomville faces three motor vehicle charges after he was stopped Saturday by state police on Route 10 in the Town of Kortright for having an expired inspection sticker. Police say they charged Scherer with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operation and with driving an uninspected motor vehicle. Scherer was issued tickets returnable in Town of Kortright Justice Court on Feb. 24.

Previous charges of endangering the welfare of a child that had been made against Gregory A. Reynolds of Arkville were dismissed in Town of Roxbury Justice Court last week when Reynolds’ attorney successfully argued that his client was defending himself against his stepson. Reynolds was represented in the case by Stamford attorney Michael A. Jacobs.