Area Police News: July 31, 2013
Members of the Shandaken Police Department report a serious personal injury automobile/motorcycle accident that happened on July 27 on Route 28 in Big Indian.
Arkady Zlotnik, 76, of East Jewett was traveling west bound on Route 28 in a 2010 Honda Accord when he made a left turn into the Big Indian Park in front of Keith W. Ruckh, 57, of Palenville who was eastbound on Route 28 riding a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Ruckh’s motorcycle hit the passenger side front fender of the Honda, ejecting him over the car and landing him on the opposite side of the car on the roadway.
Ruckh was transported to Albany Medical Center where he was treated for what police described as “serious injuries.”
Neither Zlotnik nor his two passengers were injured.
Police issued Zlotnik a summons charging him with failure to yield the right of way to a motor vehicle. Shandaken Police were assisted at the scene by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the Big Indian Fire Department, the Pine Hill Fire Department, the Shandaken Ambulance and Life Net Medivac.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies issued a criminal summons on July 21 to Joseph A. Matranga, 45, of Andes for one count of disorderly conduct, a violation. It is alleged that Matranga made unreasonable noise to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm. Matranga is to appear in the Town of Bovina Court on August 6 at 1 p.m. to answer the charge.
Delaware County Deputies arrested Kyle B. Clark, 18, of Delhi on July 19 charging him with third-degree assault on an arrest warrant issued by the Town of Andes Court for an incident that occurred on July 7 in the Town of Andes. Clark was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Andes Court at a latter date.
Jacob A. St Pierre, 20, of Stamford was arrested by state police on July 23 and charged with third-degree burglary after he allegedly tried to gain entry to the Stamford Country Store by throwing a large rock through the glass front door. Police say there were no signs that anyone entered the building or that anything was stolen.
St Pierre was arraigned in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear at a later date.
David P. Mody, 63, of Stamford was arrested by state police on July 24 and charged with petit larceny and harassment after he allegedly stole a $5.99 sub sandwich from the Tops Market in Stamford.
Mody was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on August 13 at 6 p.m.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Roger L. Hadley, 59, of Andes on July 27 on a criminal summons for the charge of second-degree harassment. Hadley was released to appear in Bovina Court to answer the charge at a later date.