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.
Abbes is accused of selling heroin in the Town of Village of Stamford earlier this year and then conspiring to obtain and sell additional heroin last week.
Abbes was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.
As a result of this investigation and arrest, Abbes was subsequently arrested on a warrant issued Monday afternoon by the New York State Division of Parole charging her with violation of parole.
On February 11 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Nick Malaxos, 67, of Margaretville on one count of issuing a bad check. Malaxos was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Town of Middletown Justice Court on February 20.
On Thursday night, February 6, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a reported one-car personal injury motor vehicle accident on county Highway 18 in the Town of Delhi.
Upon arrival at the accident scene, deputies and responding Delhi Fire Department Emergency Medical Services found the driver unconscious in the vehicle still wearing a seatbelt.  Preliminary investigation of the accident revealed that the driver was traveling in an easterly direction on county Highway 18 when he suffered an apparent medical crisis causing him to control of his vehicle which then left the roadway and struck an earth embankment.
The driver, 22-year-old SUNY Delhi student, Joshua N. Kaplan of Clifton Park, was initially transported to O’Connor Hospital by the Delhi Emergency Squad and was then airlifted to Albany Medical Center by LifeNet helicopter for treatment of a serious head injury.  A passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old SUNY Delhi student, Andriana K. Senti of Port Crane, although not injured, was also transported to O’Connor Hospital for evaluation.
Subsequent investigation by deputies and investigators revealed that Kaplan had allegedly been physically assaulted by his roommate, Jonathan A. Lora, 21, of Middletown, earlier that evening while at their Village of Delhi residence.  As a result of that assault, Kaplan sustained a skull fracture and brain injury, which led to the medical crisis he suffered while driving.
On Tuesday evening, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged Lora with second-degree assault, a class D felony, for intentionally causing serious physical injury to Kaplan.
Lora was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court and was released on recognizance pending further court action.
Christopher T. Cole, 29, of Denver was arrested by state police on February 12 and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after he was stopped on Route 28 in the Town of Middletown for what troopers called driving in an unsafe manner when he tried to pass a state police cruiser.
Cole was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and released to reappear on March 13.
Darby M. Reynolds, 25, of Sidney Center was arrested by state police on February 15 and charged with DWI after she was stopped on Route 206 in the Town of Colchester for a traffic violation.
Police say they charged Reynolds when her blood alcohol content allegedly tested .17 percent. She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Colchester Justice Court on February 25.
Two Jefferson residents, both 16-years-old, face drug charges after the car in which they were riding was stopped by state police on Route 23 in Harpersfield on February 14 for a traffic violation
Gia Brewer was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and Lassian D. Johnson was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
They were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on March 3.
Brian F. Ackert, 34, of Fleischmanns was arrested by state police on February 8 and charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged an MTC building in Fleischmanns with a .22 caliber pellet gun.
Police say the damage appeared to be around an exterior light on the building.
Ackert was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,0000 cash bail to await further court action.