Area Police News: Jan. 20, 2010

State police arrested Halcottsville resident Jeffery A. Cortese, 24, last Tuesday on an active bench warrant from the Town of Roxbury. Police say Cortese committed second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, and that he was taken into custody, arraigned in the Town of Roxbury, and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $2,500 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear on Feb. 2.

The Shandaken Police Department reported the arrest of Phoenicia resident Christian Gulick, 19, last Tuesday for fourth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after an alleged domestic dispute involving his mother. After an investigation, Gulick was arrested for destroying a toaster and a rack full of dishes and throwing paint around the kitchen, as well as knocking over shelving. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Shandaken Court at a later date; he was released into the custody of a friend.

Arkville resident Jeremiah A. Clark, 28, was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife reported to police that he had violated an order of protection. A complaint was signed for second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree harassment, and Clark was arrested and arraigned before the Town of Middletown Court. He was released on recognizance and scheduled to reappear on Feb. 11.

Michael F. Fairbairn, 20, of Harpersfield, was arrested Wednesday after police say he took a pickup truck belonging to a friend without permission. Upon locating Fairbairn, police say he admitted to being on probation with Delaware County, and that he had consumed alcohol prior to the arrival of the police officers. Fairbairn was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, and an ABC violation. He was issued uniform traffic tickets for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, aggravated unlicensed operation, unsafe speed, and moving from the lane unsafely, all returnable to the Town of Harpersfield Court on Jan. 25.

Police arrested Roxbury resident Sylvia Grant, 62, on Friday after she was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute with her daughter. Grant’s daughter alleged that Grant grabbed her hair, threw things at her, punched her repeatedly in the face, knocked her to the ground, kicked her and stomped on her. Grant was arrested on one count of third-degree assault and was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Roxbury Court on Jan. 18.

Members of the Shandaken Police Department reported the arrest of Shelton, Conn., resident Justin P. Chrzanowski, 37, on Saturday for driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol content greater than .18 percent, as well as consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and unlicensed operator. Police stopped Chrzanowski for traveling at 91 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. He was arraigned in front of the Olive Town Court and sent to the Ulster County Jail on $2,000 bail or $4,000 bond to return to the Shandaken Justice Court at a later date. Shandaken Police were assisted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Woodstock Police Department, and the NYC DEP.