Area Police News: May 13, 2009

Three Roxbury youths were arrested Wednesday in connection with an investigation into complaints that gasoline and tires and rims were being stolen from vehicles in the Grand Gorge area. Arrested were Jamie A. VanDyke, 19, who was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and Rudolph B. Staab and Michael V. Johnson, both 17, who were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. State police say the thefts were centered in the area of the Grand Gorge Civic Center. All three defendants were arraigned in the Town of Roxbury Justice Court and remanded to the county jail. State police were assisted in the case by Roxbury Town Constable Steve Williamson.
State police have asked that anyone with additional information regarding these larcenies contact them at 586-2681 or Constable Williamson at 607 746-2336.

Casey J. Sidorwicz, 20, of Andes was arrested last week Monday and charged with DWI after state police allegedly found his vehicle stopped along Route 28 in the Town of Middletown obstructing the roadway. Sidorwicz was charged when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .16 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on May 14.

Penny R. Kilmer, 37, of Hamden was arrested by state police last week Monday and charged with writing three bad check totaling $1,318.61 to Don’s Dairy Supply on Roses Brook Road in the Town of Kortright. Kilmer was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court.

Joseph W. Murphy, 28, of South Kortright was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police stopped his vehicle on county Route 18 in Hobart. Murphy was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Stamford Justice Court on June 9.

Antonios Manatakis, 51, of Andes was arrested by state police last week Tuesday after he was stopped on Route 28 in Andes for a traffic violation. Police say they charged Manatakis when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .13 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Andes Justice Court on May 28.

Joel R. Wilson, 23, of Jefferson was arrested by state police Saturday after police noticed that his motorcycle, parked at a gas station in Jefferson, was missing a license plate. Police say they charged Wilson with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation after his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .15 percent. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Jefferson Justice Court on June 8.

Jason W. Dumond, 27, of Stamford was arrested by state police Friday and charged with third-degree assault following a domestic dispute with a girlfriend that resulted in the victim sustaining bruises and swelling that caused one of her eyes to close. Police say Dumond was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.

Eugene F. Govern, 25, of Stamford faces a number of charges after he was stopped by state police early Saturday morning on Lake Street in Stamford. Police say they charged Govern with DWI after his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .23 percent. Govern was also charged with second-degree attempted assault after he allegedly threw a telephone at a trooper while he was at the state police station. Additionally, Govern was charged with failure to signal, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and aggravated driving while intoxicated. He is scheduled to appear in Stamford Court on May 20.

Brandon Johnson, 22, of Arkville was arrested by state police Thursday and charged with third-degree menacing after he allegedly harassed a female cousin, calling her names and telling her he was going to beat her up. Johnson was arraigned in Town of Andes Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Town of Middletown Justice Court on May 14.

On April 30 Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies arrested and charged Marie K. Bower, 24, of Roxbury with fourth-degree grand larceny. The arrest followed an investigation into the theft of more than $1,000 cash from her employer’s Roxbury business in late March. Bower was issued an appearance ticket to answer that charge in the Town of Middletown Justice Court at 9 a.m. on May 14. As a result of that investigation and arrest, Bower’s primary employer discovered the alleged embezzlement of more than $8,000 from their business since late 2007. Additionally, investigation into the discovery of a forged document filed with Delaware Opportunities revealed that Bower allegedly stole in excess of $1,000 in benefits from the Delaware County Department of Social Services.
Bower has since been charged with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records, second-degree forgery and a second charge of fourth-degree grand larceny.