Area Police News: March 19, 2013

On March 10 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 17-year-old youth from the Town of Hamden for two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawfully fleeing from a police officer.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred on the morning of March 9. The youth was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 206 through Downsville. When deputies attempted to stop him, he failed to comply and sped away. There were two other youths in the vehicle with the operator; a 15-year-old brother and well as a 16-year-old female. The youths led deputies to private road off McDonald Road. All three youths abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods. Deputies pursued and later located all three youths.
The driver was also charged with the following traffic violations; failure to keep right, speed not reasonable and prudent, operating/violation of restrictions, failure to use signal and failure to comply with a lawful order.
The youth was arraigned in Colchester Town Court and committed to the Delaware County Jail on $1000 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear at a later date.

Abigail R. Clark, 20, of Delhi was arrested by state police on March 12 and charged with shoplifting at the Dollar General store in Margaretville. Police say Clark was seen on video surveillance taking merchandise from a package and then leaving the store without paying for it.
She was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $250 cash bail to await further court action.

Two Arkville men face charges following an altercation on March 16 at a Fleischmanns man’s residence on Townsend Hollow Road.
Police report that Bradley V. Grant, 21, of Arkville showed up uninvited at a party at the home of his cousin, Grant V. Cure, 19, of Fleischmanns and an altercation started between the two men. Grant then left in a vehicle driven by McKenzie C. Alexander , 21, also of Arkville. Police say Alexander drove down the road and turned around to leave and then stopped and began to swear at Cure. Police say Alexander then accelerated his vehicle, striking Cure who wound up on the hood of the vehicle. Cure told police that he was unable to get off the hood and that after a quarter of a mile he punched out the window of the vehicle in order to get Alexander to stop.
Police say they charged Grant with second-degree harassment and Alexander with second-degree reckless endangerment. Both men were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on April 14.

Anthony L. Palladino, 23, of Delhi was arrested by state police on March 13 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police approached his vehicle, which was parked in a rest area off Route 10 north of Delhi.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Delhi Justice Court in March26.

Cecilia Hetterich , 54, of Roscoe was arrested by state police on March 7 and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment after she allegedly made repeated unwanted calls to a Bovina business.
Hetterich was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and an order of protection was issued in the case.

Frederick T. Vasta , 36, of Stamford was arrested by state police on March 8 and charged with second-degree harassment following an altercation with an employee of his restaurant.
Vasta was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on March 25.