Area Police News: February 5, 2014

A police report item in last week’s paper incorrectly reported that Benjamin B. Houshmand, 18, of Andes was issued a summons by state police on January 21 charging him with driving with a suspended license. The item should have reported that Houshmand was issued a summons charging him with driving a friend’s vehicle that was found to have a suspended registration due to an insurance lapse. The News regrets the editing error.
On January 28, Delaware County Deputies arrested Lisa A Osborne, 37, of Hamden for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and with filing false written statement.
It is alleged that Osborne gave a false written statement to deputies in conjunction with an investigation. It is also alleged that Lisa Osborne was in possession of property that was stolen from a residence in the Village of Stamford. She was issued two appearance tickets for Hamden Town Court for February 10 at 5:30 p.m.
A Hobart man was arrested by Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies on January 27 following a month-long investigation into a burglary that occurred in the Village of Stamford.
Timothy J. Nodine, 24, has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary, a class C violent felony, and petit larceny.  He is accused of breaking into a Village of Stamford residence in late December and stealing a television, Playstation and other property. Nodine may face additional charges at a future time.
The investigation also led to the recovery of a rifle stolen during a burglary of a residence owned by the estate of a South Kortright resident who passed away during the summer of 2013. A handgun also stolen from this estate was previously recovered by sheriff’s investigators during the execution of search warrant at the Hector Padilla residence in December.  Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney Investigators are continuing their investigation of this burglary and anticipate an arrest will be made in the near future.
As a result of the recovery of the stolen rifle, Timothy J. Nodine was additionally charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony.
Nodine was arraigned in the Town of Harpersfield Court and released on recognizance pending future court action.
Two downstate men face drug possession charges after the car in which they were riding was stopped by state police on Route 28 in Margaretville for an expired inspection sticker.
Police say they charged the driver, Ryan T. Harrigan, 22, of Lindenhurst with unlawful possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, DWAI, uninspected motor vehicle and side window non transparent.
Police charged a passenger, Gioacchio P. Pagano, 22, also of Lindenhurst with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Both men were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on February 12 at 9 a.m.
Shannon E. Almon, 25, of Hobart was arrested by state police on January 29 and charged with DWI after he car went off Dry Brook Road in the Town of Middletown and travelled down an embankment.
A passenger in the vehicle, who police did not identify, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Police say they charged Almon with DWI when she allegedly failed a field sobriety test.
She was given an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on February 13 at 9 a.m.
Kerstyn M. Shultis, 20, of Olive Bridge was arrested by state police on January 30 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment following a domestic dispute.
Shultis was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court, released on her own recognizance and ordered to reappear in court on February 13 at 10 a.m.
Richard L. Stein, 66, of the Bronx was stopped by state police on February 1 and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding after he was stopped on Route 28 in the Town of Middletown.
Stein was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court where he pled guilty to the charges and was released.
Two area teens were arrested on February 2 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after the car in which they were riding was stopped on Route 30 in the Town of Middletown by state police who say they witnessed erratic driving.
Charged were Zachariah T. Barringer, 18, of Treadwell and David J. Chairvolotti, 16, of Roxbury.
They were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on February 13 at 9 a.m.