Area Police News: Oct. 8, 2008

Roxbury resident John C. Trahan, 18, was arrested Tuesday and charged with petit larceny after he allegedly stole two lottery tickets from the Roxbury Country Store, where he was employed. Trahan was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Roxbury Justice Court on October 18.

State police responded to South Kortright Central School on Thursday after receiving a call from school Principal John Bonhotal about an incident involving a student’s possession of illegal drugs. Police subsequently arrested Jordan A. Robinson, 17, when he was found to be in possession of five hydrocodone pills and a bag of marijuana. Robinson was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Kortright Court on October 21.

Margaretville resident Ellsworth R. Velez was arrested and charged with trespassing after allegedly breaking into an apartment on Main Street Thursday. When the occupant of the apartment returned home to find Velez standing in her kitchen with a spatula cooking eggs and bacon in his boxer shorts, she called the police. Velez was arrested from his own residence, arraigned in Middletown, and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $1,500 cash/$3,000 bond bail.

New York resident Thomas W. Kollmer, 43, was arrested Friday and charged with a DWI after a patrol officer observed him standing near his vehicle and stopped to check that he was all right. Kollmer allegedly exhibited slurred speech and impaired motor coordination and subsequently failed a standard field sobriety test. He also submitted to a breath-screening test, which allegedly registered a BAC of .15 percent. Kollmer was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on October 13.

State police arrested Hartwick resident Donald A. Kern Sunday on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine. He was committed to the Delaware County Jail on $350 cash bail and was ordered to return on Nov. 5.

DWI charges against Ronald G. Neu were dismissed following a probable cause hearing September 25, during which it was discovered that there was a “major discrepancy” in documents turned over to the defense. When the documents were not produced, the court granted a defense attorney’s motion to dismiss the charges. Neu was represented by Michael A. Jacobs of Jacobs and Jacobs, Esqs., of Stamford and Margaretville.

Charges of second-degree harassment were dropped against Arkville resident Gregory A. Reynolds on Sept. 24 when Reynolds’ attorney, Michael A. Jacobs, moved for a dismissal of the charges on the ground that the complaint filed did not allege that physical contact was made with the complainant, and therefore the information filed was defective and should be dismissed.
Jacobs’ motion to dismiss was granted and the charge was dismissed in the interests of justice with the consent of the office of the Delaware County District Attorney.