Area Police News: June 11, 2008

A Shokan man, hired to help a Huckleberry Brook couple cut a tree, was seriously injured Saturday when the tree snapped off below where he was cutting and he fell 15 feet to the ground. State police report that Brian M. Poore, 48, was hired by landowners Robert and Judie Terry to cut a tree on their property. Police say Moore was up in the tree while Robert Terry was operating a loader with a rope connected to the tree to assist in directing the fall of the tree. Police say the tree broke off approximately 10 feet below where Poore was cutting, causing him to fall to the ground where he suffered a serious head wound. Poore was transported to Margaretville Memorial Hospital by EMS personnel where he was treated and then transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. His condition as of yesterday was not known.
Joshua A. VanLoan, 25, of Highmount was arrested by state police Thursday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on Townsend Hollow Road in Fleischmanns. Police say VanLoan was also charged with unlicensed operation, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving an uninspected motor vehicle. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Middletown Justice Court on June 23.
Otis B. Schermerhorn, 43, of Jefferson was arrested by state police Friday and charged with DWI after he was stopped on Holly Tree Lane in Stamford. Schermerhorn was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court today.
Amy J. Antonetti, 31, of Fleischmanns was arrested Saturday and charged with third-degree assault after an argument with another Fleischmanns resident allegedly turned physical. Antonetti was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court.
Sean Brannen, 42, of Andes was arrested Sunday by state police and charged with trespass after he allegedly drove his truck on a neighbor’s field causing damage.
Sandra J. Luongo, 31, of Gilboa was arrested by state police Friday on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Middletown Justice Court charging her with failure to appear in court. She was charged with one count of third-degree bail jumping, posted $1,000 bail and was released to reappear.