Police News: August 26, 2009

State police arrested Buffalo resident Michael Lukacz, 46, last Saturday after they received a report of a vagrant person behind the optometrist in Stamford. Police say Lukacz, having no financial means to get a bus ticket, was begging people for beer and cigarettes, but that he told police he would leave the area. Lukacz reportedly returned to the property that day, and was subsequently arrested for trespassing. He was arraigned and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $250 cash/$500 bond bail.

Bovina resident Carolyn A. Noonan-Liddle, 51, was arrested last Tuesday after police allegedly observed her vehicle crossing into the oncoming lane. Upon initiating a traffic stop, police arrested Noonan-Liddle for a DWI and transported her to the Stamford police station, where her blood alcohol content was allegedly found to be .35 percent. She was issued uniform traffic tickets for failure to keep right, impeding traffic, and aggravated DWI, all returnable to the Town of Delhi Court on Aug. 25.

Roxbury resident Jeffery A. Cortese, 24, was arrested last Tuesday on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Roxbury for failure to appear. Police located Cortese at his residence. He was arraigned and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $250 bail and was given a return date to Roxbury Court on September 2.

Bradley L. Maxim, 38, of Fleischmanns, was arrested last Tuesday after police say they observed him failing to stop for a stop sign at the corner of county Route 38 and state Highway 30. Maxim was issued uniform traffic tickets for failing to stop for the stop sign, uninspected motor vehicle, open alcoholic beverage/consumption, unlicensed operation, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, all returnable to the Town of Middletown Court on September 21.

Deposit resident Kenneth P. Wilson, 18, was arrested last Tuesday on a bench warrant from the Town of Middletown Court for failure to pay a fine in regard to issuing a bad check. He was arraigned before the Town of Middletown, paid his fine, and was released.

A Roxbury jury was unable to reach a verdict on two counts of DWI and speeding against Roxbury resident Timothy Mudge, but found him not guilty of failure to keep right and crossing a hazard marking line. Mudge was initially charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 percent or more of alcohol in the blood by breath, speeding, failure to keep right, and crossing a hazard marking line. The jury was deadlocked at three to three. Mudge was represented by Michael A. Jacobs of Jacobs & Jacobs of Stamford and Margaretville.