Area Police News: June 25, 2008

On June 11 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged a Delaware County Correctional Facility inmate with first-degree promoting prison contraband and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies. Cheryl A. Scarth, 50, of Fleischmanns, is accused of possessing dangerous contraband in the Delaware County Correctional Facility on June 5 and attempting to destroy the contraband to prevent its use as evidence. Additional charges are pending completion of laboratory analysis of evidence obtained in this case.
Scarth was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Justice Court where she was released upon recognizance. The defendant was ordered to be returned to the Delaware County Correctional Facility to be held on a previous commitment from the Town of Middletown Court where she is awaiting further court action on a charge of second-degree burglary.

State police arrested David Dykstra of Roxbury Thursday for allegedly being in violation of a conditional discharge. Dykstra was arraigned in Roxbury Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,800 cash bail.

Meghan L. Morrow, 24, of Gilboa was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with DWI after police allegedly found her car on the south shoulder of Route 23 in the Town of Harpersfield facing eastbound with its hazard lights flashing. Morrow was charged when her blood alcohol content allegedly tested .14 percent. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on June 30.

Jeffry J. Bannon, 44, of Bayside was arrested by state police Sunday and charge with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on Main Street in Andes.
Bannon was arraigned in Andes Justice Court and released on $500 cash bond to reappear on June 30.

Brian D. Conine, 18, of New Kingston was arrested by state police Friday and charged with petit larceny for allegedly playing golf at Hanah Country Inn without paying. The arrest followed an incident the previous evening when a group of four or five unidentified youths were seen driving golf carts on the course and doing damage estimated at $400 to $500. Conine denied being one of the group of youths driving the carts but said that he is employed by the inn and had played there previously with permission without paying. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Middletown Justice Court on June 30.

A Gilboa man faces a number of charges following his arrest by state police last week Tuesday after a foot chase in the Town of Roxbury. State police say they assisted Roxbury Constable Steve Williamson, who reported that he was in pursuit of an all terrain vehicle on Bruce Porn Road. Shortly after requesting assistance Williamson reported that the vehicle had overturned and that two suspects had fled into the woods on foot. A trooper with a tracking dog was dispatched to the scene and a short time later Joseph Tuosto, 18, of Gilboa and a 12-year-old juvenile were taken into custody. Tuosto was charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana, trespass and numerous vehicle and traffic law charges. He was arraigned in Town of Roxbury Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of bail. The juvenile was released in the custody of his mother.