Area Police News: July 23, 2104

Town of Shandaken Police report the arrest of Christian Gulick, 24, of Phoenicia following the investigation of a one-car property damage motor vehicle accident. On Sunday, July 20 at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Route 28 in Phoenicia, Gulick lost control of his 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, leaving the roadway and striking a mailbox.
While Gulick was attempting to power his vehicle out of the ditch, Gulick allegedly set fire to tall grass and portions of the vehicle. Gulick was charged with the violation of unlawful possession of marihuana and failure to keep right. He was further charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated, and driving with .08 of one percent or more alcohol.
Gulick was arraigned in the Shandaken Justice Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bond to reappear at a later date. The Shandaken Police Department was assisted at the scene by members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Shandaken-Allaben Hose Company, and Shandaken Paramedic Ambulance.
On July 11 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Donna M. Hamilton, 57, of Massachusetts for second-degree harassment. The charge stems from an incident that occurred at a restaurant in the Town of Hamden. According to a witness, Hamilton was upset that another customer at the restaurant was taking pictures of her child with a cell phone. Hamilton asked the woman to stop taking the photos and to delete them off her phone. When the woman refused, Hamilton allegedly physically struck the other woman. Hamilton was given an appearance ticket and has to return to the Hamden Town Court at a later date.
On July 18, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Eric Lagarde, 50, of Colchester and charged him with one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and forcible touching.
The charges were the result of allegations made during an investigation into a domestic incident, which is alleged to have occurred in the Town of Hamden. He was arraigned before Town of Hamden Justice G. Merrill and released pending further court action.
Nehemiah A. Clark, 35, of Fleischmanns was arrested by state police on July 15 on a warrant issued by the New York State Division of Parole charging him with violating the terms of his parole.
Clark was taken into custody and remanded to the county jail.
Ruskin A. Alderfer, 28, of Roxbury was arrested by state police on July 16 and charged with violating an order of protection that resulted when Alderfer engaged in a conversation with a neighbor’s four-year-old daughter in violation of a court order.
Alderfer was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail to await further court action.
Kenneth M. Shannon, 65, of Dayton, NJ, was arrested by state police on July 19 and charged with DWI after troopers found his vehicle stuck in a ditch off Narrow Notch Road in the Town of Stamford.
Police say that charged Shannon when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .14 percent. He was also charged with failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely.
He was issued tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on August 12 at 6 p.m.
Samuel Capriotti, 18, of Kingston was issued an appearance ticket on July 11 charging him with unlawful possession of marijuana in conjunction with an incident that occurred at Margaretville Central School on June 6.
Police say that Capriotti, and two other students who were not named, left school property during Senior Field Day and were them observed by school Principal Linda Taylor exiting the river path north of the school.
Taylor, who told police that the three students were visibly impaired and emitting the odor of marijuana, searched the students and allegedly found Capriotti to be in possession of approximately 3.8 grams of marijuana.
All three students were suspended from school for three days and Taylor contacted state police to press charges against Capriotti, who is scheduled to appear in Town of Middletown Justice Court on July 31 at 9 a.m. to answer the charge.
Kendal J. Sprague, 18, of Roxbury was issued a summons by state police on June 29 charging her with second-degree harassment in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred at a high school graduation party. Police say that Sprague slapped another girl in the face after calling her names as part of an ongoing issue over a boy in which they both had a common interest.
Sprague was issued a summons returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on July 23 at 7 p.m.
On July 15, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Claude Manon, 46, of Arkville on a Schoharie County Family Court Warrant for failing to obey a child support order. Manon was arraigned before Delaware County Family Court Judge Carl F. Becker and remanded to the county jail on $500 cash bail.
A Delaware County woman is accused of selling a medication that is used to treat opiate addiction.
Sheriff’s officials say 41 year old Cindy Manon of the Hamlet of Arkville is under indictment on three felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance. Authorities accuse Manon of selling Suboxone in the hamlet on three separate occasions. If convicted, Manon faces a possible sentence of five-and-a-half years in New York State Prison for each charge.