Area Police News: Nov. 11, 2009

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Raymond Hayes Jr., 18, of South Kortright last week Tuesday on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment. It is alleged that Hayes discharged a rifle in the direction of a residence striking the garage causing damage to the garage as well as a vehicle parked therein. Hayes was issued appearance tickets to appear later in Stamford Court.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Morris N. Guller, 59, of Arkville Thursday on a complaint of issuing a bad check. It is alleged that Guller wrote a check to pay for services received and when the check was deposited it was declined due to insufficient funds. Guller was arraigned before Town of Middletown Justice Gary Rosa and released on his own recognizance to reappear on Nov. 19.
Charges of DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana that were made by state police on July 6 against Grand Gorge resident Gerald T. Wandel, 52, were dismissed in Stamford Court on Oct. 13. Wandel’s attorney moved for dismissal of the charges based on a discrepancy in the documents turned over to the defense.
Wandel was represented by Michael A. Jacobs of the law firm of Jacobs and Jacobs Esqs. of Stamford and Margaretville.
Marie Bower, 24, of Roxbury had her hearing for a plea agreement postponed in a Delaware County Court appearance on Monday.
Bower was arrested last April in connection with alleged theft from two employers and a Delaware County business department.
Bower was arraigned September 16 on five charges. These included two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and one count each of third-degree grand larceny, falsifying business records and second-degree forgery.
Bower was arrested following an investigation into alleged incidents at the Delaware County Department of Social Services, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury and Prior & Prior, an Arkville-based law firm.
Court records show Bower is alleged to have embezzled more than $8,000 from Prior and Prior since 2007.
Sheriff’s deputies also said that Bower used a forged document filed with Delaware Opportunities to steal more than $1,000 in benefits from the county Department of Social Services.
Bower was also charged with taking more than $1,000 cash from another employer, Plattekill Mountain in March.
Delaware County Judge Carl Becker failed to agree to the terms of the plea agreement because of a disagreement involving the minimum amount of jail time involved.
Judge Becker said that if the plea agreement is not resolved by December 14, Bower’s case would go to trial January 16.