Area Police News: September 3, 2008

Hobart resident Kenneth J. Marschilok, 40, was arrested on August 25 and charged with DWI after he allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Police say that upon stopping Marschilok he displayed slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, and that there were four empty and one partially empty cans of beer in his vehicle. He was remanded to the county jail on $1,500 bail.

State police responded to Margaretville Memorial Hospital on August 28 on a harassment call. They arrested Arkville resident Spencer L. Davis, 45, and charged him with second-degree harassment after he allegedly shoved his girlfriend as she entered her residence. Davis was released on recognizance and an order of protection was issued.

John L. Bubach, 49, of Roxbury, was arrested and charged with DWI after he was stopped while driving an all-terrain vehicle on August 30. He was issued uniform traffic tickets for an unregistered vehicle, no plates, uninsured vehicle, no inspection and DWI returnable in Roxbury Justice Court on September 10.

Police were called to a residence in Delhi to respond to a report of trespassing on August 31. Charles D. Rice of New York allegedly attempted to enter someone’s residence while allegedly intoxicated. He told police that he didn’t know where he was and had not intended to bother anyone. Rice was issued an appearance ticket for trespassing returnable in Delhi Justice Court on September 10.

Oneonta resident Brenton Cooper, 22, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a hypodermic needle after he was stopped by a state police DWI detail in Walton on August 31. While interviewing Cooper, police allegedly observed a marijuana pipe on the passenger seat of the vehicle. Upon a search of the vehicle, police say they found two hypodermic needles, a marijuana cigarette and a spoon with residue. Cooper was issued appearance tickets.

Armond V. Minor, 31, of Oneonta, was arrested on September 1 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after police say they found eight grams of marijuana and a glass smoking device containing marijuana residue in his vehicle following a DWI road check. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Walton as well as a uniform traffic ticket for no inspection.

A Kingston contractor was arrested after a fraud investigation conducted by state police. Blaine Cooper, 43, allegedly received a down payment of $3,000 cash from an Andes resident to pave a driveway and never started the job or refunded the money. Cooper is charged with grand larceny, and police are asking anyone else with similar experiences with Blaine Cooper Paving to call the Margaretville State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 586-1066.
On September 1, 2008 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a two vehicle serious personal injury which occurred at approximately 1:34 a.m. on county Route 5 in the Town of Bovina.
Deputies charged Brian R. Schmitz, 18, of Delhi with operating after consuming an alcoholic beverage while under the age of 21, Improper turn, and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident after the vehicle he was operating was struck by a motorcycle operated by Derik A. Stoesser age 21 of Hobart, Stoesser was transported O’Conner Hospital with serious injuries.
Stoesser was also believed to be intoxicated and additional charges are pending and the investigation is continuing. Schmitz was released on tickets to appear in the Town of Bovina Court at a later date. Schmitz was not injured.