Area Police News: Feb. 13

A Jefferson man is in the county jail following a domestic dispute Thursday.
State police say they arrested Dale McGregor, 34, and charged him with first-degree burglary, second-degree harassment, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and DWAI, after he allegedly went to the residence of a South Kortright woman, forced his way into her home and then punched her in the head causing contusions and abrasions.
McGregor was arraigned in Town of Stamford Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail to await further court action.
Rudolph J. Staab, 43, of Roxbury was arrested by state police Thursday and issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana.
The ticket is returnable in Roxbury Justice Court on March 5.
An Andes man was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Wednesday following a one-car accident on county Route 2 in Andes.
Police say they were called to the accident scene and allegedly observed a clear plastic bag containing marijuana in plain view in the car.
The driver, Jeffrey A. Coffran, 23, who had left the scene and returned to his home, told police that he had his a patch of ice and went off the roadway causing damage to the vehicle’s left front.
Coffran was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Andes Justice Court on February 21.
A Hamden woman faces a number of charges after she was stopped by state police Wednesday for driving her vehicle in an erratic manner on Route 10 in the Town of Hamden.
Police say they responded to a 911 call reporting that a vehicle operated by Joyce L. Young, 47, was driving 10 miles per hour on Route 10. Police say that made several attempts to stop Young and finally managed to pull her over.
Young faces charges of DWI, unlicensed operation and several traffic violations.
Linda Edlinger, 46,of Margaretville was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after she was stopped by state police Thursday on Route 28 in the Town of Middletown for a traffic violation.
Edlinger was issued appearance tickets returnable in Middletown Justice Court Monday.
A Fleischmanns man was arrested Friday following an incident in which he allegedly sexually touched a woman outside La Cabana Restaurant on Main Street in Fleischmanns.
Police say they charged Cruz Garcia, 28, who works at the restaurant as a bartender, with forcible touching and harassment after they received a complaint from a woman patron of the restaurant who alleged Garcia followed her outside where the incident is alleged to have happened. Garcia denied the charges.
Garcia was arraigned in Middletown Justice Court and released to the custody of his family. He was to reappear in court at a later date.
A Harpersfield youth faces a number of charges after he allegedly bit a state trooper drawing blood Tuesday who was in the process of arresting him on a DWI charge.
State police say they arrested Nicholas S. Gage, 17, on the DWI charge and further charges, based on the biting incident are pending.
Gage was arraigned in Stamford Justice Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.
Two other youths, Joel A. Lee, 17, of Hobart and Thomas B. Vitale, 20, of Jefferson were charged with underage drinking in the same incident.
They were issued appearance tickets returnable in Stamford Justice Court on February 20.
In a related incident, Gregory E. Shamus, 20, of Delhi was charged with criminal mischief and four counts of unlawfully dealing with a child after he allegedly supplied alcohol to Gage, Lee, Vitale and another youth earlier in the day while he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Gage.
Police also say that Gage punched and broke a window in the car; which was owned by a Delhi woman.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to respond to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi Saturday for a reported gunshot wound.  Upon investigating the incident, it was found that Kevin S. Collins, 46, of Delhi, was target shooting outside his residence with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, when the firearm jammed. 
In his attempts to clear the jammed firearm, it discharged and caused injury to this right hand.  Collins was treated and released from O’Connor Hospital.  The incident has been deemed an accident by investigators.