Area Police News: March 24, 2010

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the thefts of various road signs and equipment in the township of Bovina. Approximately 17 signs as well as signposts, brackets and road cones were taken. The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone who might have information pertaining to the incidents to contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 607 746-2336.

A Stamford man was issued a uniform traffic ticket for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after police say they stopped him on Route 23 in Roxbury because he was known to have a suspended driver’s license. Christopher J. Pitera, 26, was issued the ticket last Monday and transported to the Village of Stamford police station.

State police arrested Roslyn resident Albert Dil, 57, on Thursday after he was stopped for traveling 72 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. Upon initiating the stop, police say Dil was found to have a suspended driver’s license. He was arraigned in the Town of Middletown Court and was sent to the county jail on $250 bail. He was ordered to return for further court proceedings on April 8.

Timmie T. Clarkson, 25, of Delhi, was arrested Thursday after police stopped him on State Route 10 in Delhi for traveling 57 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone. Upon stopping him, police say they learned he had a suspended driver’s license; Clarkson was issued uniform traffic tickets for unlicensed operation, speeding, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was arraigned before the Town of Franklin Court and was released on recognizance to reappear on March 30.

Rifton resident Charles D. Lazin, 49, was arrested Friday following a police stop initiated due to an expired registration sticker. Police say that upon running the license, they learned that Lazin’s license had been suspended due to a failure to answer a summons; he was arraigned in the Town of Middletown on charges of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and was released on recognizance to reappear on April 14.

Ellsworth R. Velez, 23, of Margaretville, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault following a reported incident at the Village Pub in Margaretville on Friday night. Police say they responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Village Pub and interviewed the complainant, who said that Velez punched her in the face. Velez was arrested and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Middletown Court on April 1.

Pine Hill resident Thomas J. Meecham, 45, was arrested Saturday and charged with a misdemeanor count of acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17 after he allegedly left his son home alone for a period of time. Meecham was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Shandaken Justice Court on March 23.

Harpersfield resident Victor L. Fairbairn, 44, was arrested Saturday and charged with a DWI after he was pulled over by police on County Route 18 in the Town of Hobart. Police say the traffic stop was initiated after Fairbairn failed to dim his lights, and that upon stopping, Fairbairn allegedly opened the car door and said he “had way too much to drink,” but refused to submit to standard field sobriety tests. He was transported to the Stamford Police Station, where his blood alcohol content was found to be .24 percent. He was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Stamford Court on April 13.

Ryan R. Gullo, 24, of Staten Island, was arrested Sunday after police say they observed him travelling 68 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, and that upon executing a traffic stop, he was found to possess a suspended driver’s license. He was arraigned in the Town of Walton Court and was released on $200 bail to reappear on April 6 in the Town of Colchester Court.

The Shandaken Police Department reported the arrest on Sunday of Valley Cottage resident Steven B. Aaron, 50, for DWI and driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent, both misdemeanors, and speeding 74 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. Aaron was issued appearance tickets to reappear in the Shandaken Court at a later date.