Police News December 12, 2007

Patrick Kelly, 32, of Gilboa was arrested by state police Saturday and charged with DWI after a trooper allegedly observed him driving in the wrong lane on Main Street in Stamford.

Police say that Kelly was charged when his blood alcohol content allegedly tested .17 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

He was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Stamford Village Justice Court on December 19.

Jeffrey S. Kleinbardt, 53, of Highmount was arrested Friday by state police and charged with writing a bad check to the Arkville Gas Corp.

Kleinbardt was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Middletown Justice Court.
Charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance against SUNY Delhi student Daniel R. Thorington, 21, of Scotia were dismissed Friday after a grand jury failed to indict him.

A co-defendant in the case, Jonathan C. Molina, 19, of the Bronx, also a SUNY Delhi student, was indicted by the grand jury and faces eight to 20 years in prison on the felony charge.

The two students had been roommates when they were arrested on November 26. Police officers allegedly found two pounds of cocaine in their dorm room in a search that came after a six-week investigation.

Thorington was represented by Stamford attorney Michael A. Jacobs who was quoted in The Daily Star saying, “My client told me he was absolutely, totally innocent. He had no knowledge of what (Molina) was doing.

Thorington, who had been suspended by the university after he was arrested, was reinstated as a student Friday following a college hearing.