Police News: July 21, 2010
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, July 8, firefighters from East Branch and Downsville volunteer fire departments and Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a structure fire on White Birch Lane in Harvard that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home.
The homeowner has been identified as Cheng Wang of Flushing.
A subsequent fire cause and origin investigation conducted by the Delaware County Emergency Services determined that the fire was incendiary and intentionally set.
Delaware County Sheriff’s and Emergency Services Investigators anticipate an arrest will be made in the near future.
Shandaken Police report the arrest Friday of Donald C. “Butch” Myers of Pine Hill on a charge of second-degree harassment.
Police say they received a complaint from a 17-year-old male that Myers had made verbal threats to him at the Pine Hill Lake Day Use Area that morning. Myers was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Town of Shandaken Justice Court. Judge Crucet also issued an order of protection.
Courtney Williamson, 18, of Arkville was arrested by state police Friday on a criminal summons charging her with second-degree harassment after her neighbor complained to police that Williamson had yelled obscenities at her and threatened to kill her.
Williamson is scheduled to appear in Town of Middletown Justice Court on July 22 to answer the charges.
Christopher J. Herron, 47, of Bainbridge was arrested by state police Wednesday and charged with DWI after a Fleischmanns resident called police to report that Herron had come to her house and attempted to gain entry.
Police say they responded to the scene as Herron was attempting to back out of the complainant’s driveway and was stopped.
Police say Herron appeared intoxicated and was arrested when his blood alcohol level allegedly tested .27 percent, more than three times the legal limit.
Herron was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail to await further court action.
John Roese, 50, of Schoharie was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after state police responded to a 911 emergency call on River Street in Stamford.
Police say they charged Roese when his blood alcohol allegedly tested .12 percent. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Village of Stamford Justice Court.
Maria E. Stevens, 27, of Hobart was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after she was stopped on Route 28 in Delhi for failure to keep right.
Police say they charged Stevens when her blood alcohol content allegedly tested .08 percent.
She was issued appearance tickets returnable in Town of Delhi Justice Court on July 27.
Matthew J. Maxim, 32, of Arkville was arrested by state police Sunday and charged with second-degree harassment following a domestic dispute with his wife.
Police say Maxim was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and released on $250 cash bail to await further court action.
Two Fleischmanns residents were arrested Sunday and face charges after they allegedly parked in a handicap spot with no handicap sign at the Hess station on Route 28 in Arkville.
While talking to the driver, Miguel A. Caamano-Sotero, 22, police say they noticed a strong odor of alcohol.
Police say that as they attempted to arrest the driver, a passenger in the vehicle, Rebecca Alvarado, 21, became abusive and attempted to stop the arrest.
Police say they charged Caamano-Sotero with felony DWI because there was a child in the car and Alvarado with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.
Both defendants were arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 each cash bail to await further court action.
Police say the child was turned over to its mother at the scene.