Area Police News: Sept. 2, 2009

Two area men were charged by state police with petit larceny last week Friday after they were allegedly caught stealing six 30-packs of beer from the Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville.
Robert E. Bishop, 41, of Arkville and Goshen and David R. Spriggs, 34, of Fleischmanns were arrested in the incident. Police say store managers witnessed the theft and confronted the two men who then drove away from the scene in a pickup. A check of the truck’s license plates led police to the suspects. Both men were issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court.

Thomas L. Bencivenga, 62, of Staten Island was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with DWI after he was stopped for speeding on Route 28 in Fleischmanns. Bencivenga was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Middletown Justice Court on Sept. 6.

Kevin E. Keizer, 26, of Kingston was arrested by Shandaken Police Saturday and charged with DWI after police received a report of an intoxicated male trying to buy beer in a local store. Police say they arrested Keizer when he was seen driving a short distance from the store. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Shandaken Justice Court.

Charles H. Beehner, 36, of Schoharie faces a number of charges after he was stopped by state police Thursday on Route 23 in the Town of Roxbury for having an expired inspection sticker. Police say they charged Beehner with having a suspended license, suspended registration, unsafe tires and a cracked windshield. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Beehner was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Roxbury Justice Court on Sept. 30.

Kelly M. Abbes, 36, of Jefferson was arrested by state police last week Sunday and charged with DWAI after he was stopped on Route 10 in Jefferson for speeding. In addition to DWAI, Abbes was also charged with speeding, having an open container and failure to notify DMV of an address change. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Jefferson court on Sept. 14.

Kevin Alvar, 57, of Bloomville was arrested by state police last week Tuesday and charged with felony DWI after he was observed leaving a Stamford business and police say they saw him staggering. Police say that charged Alvar when his blood alcohol content tested .11 percent. Alvar was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stamford Justice Court on Sept. 3.

Dustin J. Quackenbush, 16, of Hobart was arrested Thursday on a warrant issued by the Kortright Justice Court charging him with failure to appear. He was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $750 cash bail.

Charges of DWI and failure to dim headlights against Charles W. Henshall, 57, of Jefferson were dismissed in Davenport Town Court last week after a motion by Henshall’s attorney for dismissal on technical procedural grounds was accepted by the court. Henshall was represented in the case by Stamford attorney Michael A. Jacobs of the law firm of Jacobs and Jacobs, Esqs. of Stamford and Margaretville.