Alleged tire theft falls flat after arrest of Ancram man

CLAVERACK–Roger L. Delease, Jr., 32, of Ancram was charged with of third degree grand larceny, a class D felony, by Deputy Joshua Oakes, October 19 at 1:31 p.m.

The deputy was called to the Village Dodge dealership at the intersection of state Routes 66 and 9H for the reported larceny of four sets of tires and wheels valued at $3,231 at 7:39 a.m. that day. Investigator Patrick Logue assisted the deputy with the investigation. The tires and rims were recovered within five hours from the time of the initial report.

Mr. Delease was arraigned in Stockport Court before Justice John Mabb and sent to the county jail without bail and directed to appear in Claverack Court.

*Richard Tomlin, III, 18, of Claverack was charged on a Watervliet Police Department bench warrant by Deputies P.J. Merante and Marcus Hickey, October 18 at 4:26 p.m. Mr. Tomlin allegedly failed to return to Watervliet Court on charges of second degree assault and second degree menacing. He turned himself in at the Columbia County Probation Department and was turned over to Watervliet Police Sergeant Penn.

*James Palen, 40, of Claverack was charged with second degree criminal contempt and fourth degree criminal mischief by State Police at Livingston, October 4. Troopers were called to a dispute at a Claverack residence, where they found that Mr. Palen was allegedly in violation of an existing Order of Protection and allegedly broke a telephone. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and released without bail.

Kinderhook

Anthony Lediard, 20, of Valatie was charged with third degree burglary on an arrest warrant by Deputies Thomas Bagnall and Travis VanAlstyne, October 18 at 6 p.m.

Mr. Lediard allegedly burglarized the Sunoco Mart on Route 9, September 11. In addition, Mr. Lediard was charged with third degree criminal mischief, a class E felony and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Following arraignment, he was sent to the county jail and ordered to return to court November 29.

*Leon Bazonski, 27, of Valatie was charged with second degree assault, a class D felony on an arrest warrant by Deputies Thomas Bagnall and Travis VanAlstyne, October 18 at 6 p.m. The warrant was issued by Kinderhook Town Justice James Carlucci.

Mr. Bazonski allegedly assaulted a 40-year-old man causing serious physical injury. Deputy Louis Bray investigated the assault that occurred August 8 on Route 9, Valatie. Mr. Bazonski was arraigned in Kinderhook Court and sent to the county jail. He must return to Kinderhook Court November 29 at 6:30pm.

Clermont

Clermont firefighters and Northern Dutchess Paramedics were called to scene of a mobile home fire at 756 County Route 6, Clermont, November 15 at 1:57 p.m. Germantown firefighters were called in for mutual aid. The homeowner was sleeping when he was alerted to the fire by the family dog. All escaped unharmed. The Red Cross assisted the four people who lived there. The Columbia County Cause and Origin Team is investigating. The Columbia County Fire Coordinators Office was also on the scene, according to The Columbia Page website.

Philmont

Derek Marzahl, 21, of Philmont was charged with second degree harassment and resisting arrest by State Police at Livingston, October 7. Troopers were called to investigate a large fight in the Village. When they tried to interview Mr. Marzahl, he allegedly pushed a trooper and spit in his face. He then allegedly resisted police attempts to place him in custody. He was released with appearance tickets returnable in Philmont Court.

*Aaron Libruk, 20, of Philmont was charged with second degree criminal contempt by State Police at Livingston, October 1. Troopers were called to a dispute in the village, where they interviewed a woman and a man, Mr. Libruk, who were in a dispute over a vehicle. A computer check on Mr. Libruk revealed that he had an active Order of Protection against him which he allegedly violated by being in contact with the woman. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and released without bail.

Stottville

Jonathan Carr, 43, of Stottville was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child by Deputy Ian Boehme, October 11 at 2:42 p.m. Mr. Carr allegedly struck a woman during an October 3 dispute, while in the presence of two young children. He was arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Robert Brenzel, posted $250 bail and was directed to appear in Stockport Court at a later date.

Columbia County

State Police at Livingston conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative using an underage person to attempt to buy alcohol from area businesses, October 30.

The following businesses did not sell alcohol to the underage person: Ancram Getty, State Route 82,Taghkanic; Fine Wine and Liquors, Green Street, Hudson; Quick Mart, Green Street, Hudson; Tams, Fairview Avenue, Greenport; Greenport Mobil, Fairview Avenue; Cobble Pond, State Route 66, Ghent; Red Cap Mobil, State Route 66, Hudson; SKJ Mart, County Route 8, Niverville; Cumberland Farms, State Route 9, Hudson.

One business did sell alcohol to the underage purchaser: Manisha Brandt, of Valatie, an employee of the Valatie Extra Mart, 3355 State 9, was charged with first degree unlawfully dealing with a child in violation of the state Penal Law and prohibited sale of alcohol in violation of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Act by Trooper J. La Plante. She was released with appearance tickets returnable in Kinderhook Town Court

Drugs/alcohol

The following face drug- and/or alcohol-related charges:

*Dharma Munoz, 19, of Germantown was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (morphine) and driving while ability impaired by drugs by State Police at Livingston, September 25.

Mr. Munoz showed up at a Clermont location where one of his friends was being treated for an overdose. Troopers noted that after he pulled up and parked, he passed out at the wheel. He was issued appearance tickets returnable in Clermont Court.

*Mortimer Stimers, 59, of Greenport was charged with driving while intoxicated by State Police at Livingston, September 27. He was stopped for Vehicle and Traffic Law violations on Atlantic Avenue, Stockport when he was found to allegedly be intoxicated. He was released on tickets returnable in Stockport Court.

*Michael Kellogg, 34, of South Egremont, MA, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs/alcohol, illegal turn signal, unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and unlawful possession of marijuana by Deputies Brendan Filli and Jason Garvey, October 1 at 12:40 a.m. Mr. Kellogg was pulled over on Farm Road in Copake and following an investigation by deputies was taken into custody and issued tickets to appear in Copake Court.

*Ernesto Rios, 21, of Port Chester was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs by State Police at Livingston October 2. Mr. Rios was stopped for Vehicle and Traffic Law violations on the Taconic State Parkway in Ghent when he was found to allegedly be impaired by drugs.  He was released on tickets returnable in Ghent Court.

*Jermel Blanks, 36, of Catskill was turned over to Deputies Ian Boehme and Kris Bauhoff after being arrested by Catskill Police on a Greenport Court arrest warrant, October 2 at 2:15 a.m. Mr. Blanks failed to appear in court on for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08%, second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operator and improper turn signal. He was arraigned before Greenport Justice Robert Brenzel, released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court at a later date.

*Jeremy Closson, 29, of Hillsdale was charged with driving while intoxicated by State Police at Livingston, October 8. Troopers responded to a report of a dispute in Copake. They were advised that Mr. Closson, one of the parties in the matter, had driven away from the scene in an intoxicated condition. They caught up with him in Hillsdale. He was released with tickets returnable in Hillsdale Court.

*Jennifer Lindig, 36, of Claverack was charged with failure to stop at stop sign, speed in zone, improper signal, driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08% by Deputies Brendan Filli and Ian Boehme during a traffic stop on State Route 23B in Greenport, October 8 at 1:26 a.m. Ms. Lindig was to answer the charges at a later date.

*Lenea Cromartie, 30, of Hillsdale was charged with driving while intoxicated by State Police at Livingston, October 9. She was stopped for Vehicle and Traffic Law violations on State Route 23, Claverack and was found to be intoxicated. She was released with tickets returnable in Claverack Court.

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