Area Police News: Nov. 4, 2009

Hobart resident Tisha M. Swart, 26, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with a DWI after police responded to a report of a property damage auto accident on Main Street in Hobart. Police say that Swart told them she hit the outdoor ice freezer with her vehicle, and they detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath, glassy eyes, impaired speech and poor motor coordination. Following standard field sobriety tests, Swart was arrested and transported to the Stamford police station, where she was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to Stamford Court on Nov. 10.

Paul R. Davis, 31, of Shandaken, was arrested last Tuesday and charged with a DWI after police say they initiated a traffic stop after observing Davis failing to come to a full stop at a posted stop sign. Davis was transported to the Margaretville police station, where a breath screen allegedly showed a .13 percent BAC. Davis was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on Nov. 16.

State police arrested Arkville resident Daniel T. Maxim, 20, last Wednesday after he was pulled over for speeding in the Town of Middletown and was found to be operating the vehicle with a revoked driver’s license. Maxim was taken into custody and transported to the Town of Middletown Court, where he was held on $500 cash or $1,000 bond. Maxim made bail and is scheduled to reappear on Nov. 25.

Jason P. Zehnick, 36, of Shandaken, was arrested Thursday on an arrest warrant issued by the Town of Middletown Court for issuing a bad check. Zehnick was arrested and arraigned in the Town of Middletown Court and released on recognizance to return on Nov. 4.

Thomas Neff, 75, of Stamford, was arrested Thursday and charged with a DWI after police say they initiated a traffic stop after observing the vehicle Neff was driving passing over both the center and fog lines and braking erratically. Police say Neff appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and that he failed standard roadside sobriety tests and was subsequently placed under arrest. He was transported to the Stamford police station, where a breath test reportedly showed a .12 percent BAC. Neff was arraigned and released on recognizance to reappear on Nov. 24.

Margaretville resident Jon R. Lima, 43, was arrested Thursday after police say they responded to the Margaretville Fire Department to meet with a victim of a domestic incident that allegedly took place in her residence. According to police, during a domestic dispute at the home of his live-in girlfriend, Lima was intoxicated and became aggravated and threw a phone, nearly striking her four-year-old son. Lima was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief. He was arraigned in the Town of Middletown and was remanded to custody on $500 bail.

State police arrested David R. Spriggs, 34, of Fleischmanns on Friday night after they say they observed the truck he was operating swerve and hit a curb and then go onto the sidewalk. Police say they attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but observed Spriggs get out of the truck and attempt to walk away. He was detained and was administered standard field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. He was arrested and transported to the Margaretville police station, where they say his blood alcohol was shown to be .27 percent. He was issued uniform traffic tickets and is to reappear in the Town of Middletown Court on Nov. 16.

Margaretville resident Brandy C. Colon, 32, was arrested Saturday and charged with a DWI after police say they stopped her for not having plate lamps on her vehicle. Police say that upon interviewing her, Colon exhibited a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and bloodshot eyes. She subsequently failed standard field sobriety tests and was transported to the Margaretville police station, where her BAC was allegedly shown to be .10 percent. She was issued uniform traffic tickets for no plate lamp, unsafe tire and DWI, all returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on Nov. 9.

A bench warrant was executed on Prattsville resident Matthew J. Rosenbloom, 30, on Saturday. Rosenbloom was relayed to the Town of Roxbury Court, where he was arraigned and posted the $415 fine he owed. He was released on recognizance.

Heather L. Jackson, 25, of Hobart, was arrested Saturday after police initiated a traffic stop in the Village of Stamford. They say they observed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, and that they arrested Jackson for DWAI after standard field sobriety tests and a breath screen test. They subsequently transported her to Stamford police station, where an alcotest showed Jackson’s BAC to be .07 percent. She was issued uniform traffic tickets for DWAI, inadequate muffler and making an improper left turn, all returnable to the Village of Stamford Court on Nov. 18.

Stamford resident Terrence M. Sarter, 27, was arrested after police say they recognized him traveling along Main Street in Stamford on an ATV without a headlight or a helmet. Police say that they attempted to initiate a traffic stop, with which Sarter failed to comply, and they subsequently lost sight of him in the field. They then went to his house to wait, and police say Sarter appeared, walking up his driveway; upon interviewing him, they say he exhibited bloodshot eyes and poor coordination, and that they noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Police arrested Sarter for DWI and transported him to the Stamford police station, where he refused to submit to a breath test. Sarter was arrested for felony DWI, refusal to take a breath test, reckless driving, operating an ATV intoxicated, failing to comply, unregistered ATV, unlawful operation on a public highway, no helmet, failure to display ATV registration number, operating an ATV within 100 feet of a building between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., and operating an ATV without insurance. He was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $2,000 cash or $4,000 bail bond with a return date of Nov. 5.

The Shandaken Police Department reported the arrest of Tyron Cordero, 24, of Pine Hill after a traffic stop on State Route 28 in Big Indian on Wednesday afternoon. Cordero was arrested for misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle when a license check showed he had 10 suspensions on his driver’s license. He was also charged with violations of unlawful possession of marijuana, unsafe tires, and unsafe windshield. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Shandaken Town Court on November 10 and released.