Area Police News: September 17, 2008

State police arrested New Kingston resident Lisa S. Scalf, 47, and charged her with aggravated unlicensed operation following a traffic stop in Middletown on September 9. Scalf was released on her own recognizance and scheduled to reappear on October 9.

State police responded to a noise complaint and possible violation of an order of protection in South Kortright on September 11. Joseph F. Chesko, 36, of Kortright, was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal contempt and issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Kortright Court on September 16.

April M. Willett, 28, of Davenport, was arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny and five counts of first-degree falsifying business records following a report of employee larceny at the Hobart Quickway. The manager at the establishment told police that over the course of two weeks, Willett allegedly stole over $5,000 by changing credit card amounts, in addition to $2,000 worth of cigarettes.

June E. Barriger, 50, of Delhi was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree harassment after an altercation with the mother of her granddaughter. Police say that Barriger and her son went to pick up her son’s daughter and a custody argument broke out. Barriger allegedly tried to push past the child’s mother and her mother, at which time the women pushed her out of the house and requested that she be arrested for harassment. Barriger was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stamford on October 2.

Charges of felony DWI, first-degree felony aggravated unlicensed operation, and leaving the scene of an accident against Derek Bright, 28, of Stamford stemming from an incident in March were voted down by a grand jury in Delaware County on Monday. Charges were brought in March against Bright after an incident in which a truck caught fire in Harpersfield. Bright was represented by Stamford attorney Michael A. Jacobs.

Victor DelPiano, 62, of Arkville pled guilty in Middletown Justice Court last week to driving with a suspended registration. A second charge of driving without insurance was dismissed in the interest of justice. DelPiano was represented by the Arkville law firm of Prior & Prior.