Area Police News: Nov. 26, 2008

James R. Lee, 43, of Jefferson, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with DWI following a traffic stop. He was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Village of Stamford Court on Dec. 4.

Daniel Mowers, 35, of New York, was arrested and charged with DWI Nov. 18 after he was pulled over for allegedly driving without a seat belt and having a loud exhaust. Police say they also noticed open alcohol containers in the vehicle. Mowers was arrested and issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Village of Stamford Court on Dec. 17.

A bench warrant was served on Stamford resident Joseph A. Garone, 32, on Nov. 18 for failure to pay a fine. Garone was arrested and arraigned on the warrant, as well as on an outstanding Delaware County Sheriff’s Office warrant and violation of probation in Delhi. He was remanded to the county jail without bail to return to the Town of Delhi Court on Nov. 19.

State police arrested Margaretville resident Neil J. Krick, 31, on Nov. 20 after he allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication following a traffic stop along Route 30 in the Town of Middletown. Standard field sobriety tests were administered and Krick was subsequently arrested for DWI. He was issued uniform traffic tickets for DWI and no right brake light. He is scheduled to reappear on Dec. 8.

Harrison resident Jason S. Kash, 34, was arrested on Nov. 22 and charged with a DWI after he was stopped for allegedly having no operational headlights and exhibited signs of intoxication. Police say he failed standard field sobriety tests administered at the scene and provided a positive breath screen with a .17 percent BAC. Upon transferal to the police station, a search yielded a plastic straw containing a white powder substance that was confirmed to be a controlled substance. He was arraigned in the Town of Middletown, where he pleaded guilty and was fined $1,262 and released.

State police responded to a report of a suspicious person banging on the door of a residence in Stamford on Nov. 23 and subsequently found Schenectady resident Frank A. Darmody, 29, asleep inside a school bus in the Stamford School Bus Garage. Darmody was allegedly highly intoxicated and was transported to the Stamford police station, where it was determined he would be turned over to his brother, a Stamford resident.
Upon transportation of Darmody to his brother’s residence, police noticed a school speed limit sign apparently struck by a car. Upon searching, police located the car in question. Darmody subsequently admitted to operating the vehicle, which upon a search was found to contain a switchblade knife in the center console. Darmody was returned to the police station, where he was administered an alcohol test and charged with DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.
He was remanded to the county jail on $500 bail and scheduled to return on Nov. 25.