KINDERHOOK–State police charged two men with crimes in Kinderhook, last week.
Anthony J. Lediard, 20, of Walden was picked up in New York City by members of the State Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad and arrested August 16 on a Kinderhook Town Court Warrant for third degree burglary in connection with a September 2010 break-in at OK Kenny’s Restaurant.
He was additionally charged with third degree burglary for an August 2010 break-in at Mavis Tire on Route 9, Kinderhook. He was arraigned before Kinderhook Town Justice James Carlucci and jailed without bail.
Early the morning of August 17, after a failed robbery attempt at the Kinderhook Xtra Mart, 3353 Route 9 in Valatie, State Police Investigator William Mulrein and troopers from the Kinderhook barracks arrested Leon R. Bazonski, III, 27, of Valatie charging him with attempted robbery. Investigators from Livingston additionally charged Mr. Bazonski with a series of robberies at the Kinderhook Xtra Mart.
He was charged with second degree robbery for a January 18, 2011 incident; second degree robbery for February, 12, 2011 incident and attempted robbery for a February 20 incident.
Mr. Bazonski was arraigned before Justice Carlucci and was sent to the Columbia County jail without bail. He was out on bail in connection with a grand larceny charge from the Village of Catskill Court, Greene County. The robbery investigations remain open with additional arrests anticipated.
The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:
*Allison Groupp, 18, of Chatham was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to keep right and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by State Police at Livingston during a traffic stop on County Route 9, Ghent, July 30 at 1:30 a.m. Troopers determined she was impaired by drugs. Additionally, Ms. Groupp was found to have methamphetamines. She refused to submit to a blood test. She was issued tickets returnable in Ghent Court, August 22.
*Paul Brueckmann, 21, of East Chatham was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana by State Police at Livingston, July 30 at 2:25 a.m. Troopers stopped the Brueckmann vehicle on County Route 9, Ghent for a vehicle and traffic violation. They determined he was intoxicated and found him to have marijuana. He submitted to a breath test with a resulting .10% blood alcohol content. He was issued tickets returnable in Ghent Court in August.
*Sergio Hernandez, 18, of Feeding Hills, MA, was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana and driving while ability impaired by drugs by State Police at Livingston, July 30 at 10 p.m. Troopers stopped Mr. Hernandez on County Route 9, Ghent for failing to signal. They determined he was impaired by drugs and was found him to have hashish and marijuana. He was issued tickets returnable in Ghent Court in August 8.