Area Police News: March 5, 2014

Nigel D. Aldrich, 22, of Hobart was arrested by state police on February 25 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on county Highway 38 in the Town of Middletown for a traffic violation.
Police say they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Aldrich’s vehicle and upon questioning; he turned over to them a small bag of pot.
Aldrich was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on March 6 at 9 a.m.
A Roxbury man was charged with DWI on March 1 following a one-car personal injury accident on Route 30 in the Town of Roxbury.
Police didn’t release details of the accident but said that the driver, James J. Willsey, 24, was taken to Margaretville Hospital for a facial laceration.
On March 2, Willsey came to the state police station in Dunraven where was given tickets for DWI, speed not reasonable and prudent, and moving from lane unsafely. They are returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on March 19 at 9 a.m.
An elderly Halcottsville woman was injured Saturday evening when her car slammed head on into a tractor near the Darling farm on Route 30 in the Town of Roxbury.
State police say that Doris E. Kelly, 86, of Halcottsville was southbound on Route 30 when she slammed into a parked Case farm tractor that was being operated by Chris Darling, 31, also of Roxbury. At the time of the collision, Darling was off of the tractor disconnecting a piece of equipment.
Police say Darling told them that he believed he had parked the tractor off the road and was facing northbound. The vehicles came to rest in the southbound lane and, according to a police report, it appeared that the tractor may have been partially in the roadway. Police say the impact appeared to have moved the tractor from its original position.
Mrs. Kelly was taken to Margaretville Hospital by Roxbury Fire and EMS personnel where she was treated for injuries to both of her legs. She was later transferred to Albany Medical Center for further treatment where she remains a patient.