Former New Leb PTA official charged with larceny

NEW LEBANON—A former New Lebanon Central School District PTA treasurer was charged with stealing from that organization.

State Police from New Lebanon arrested Jillian M. Fleming, 34, of West Sand Lake for fourth degree grand larceny, a felony, September 16 at 9:50 a.m.

Earlier this month, State Police commenced an investigation after the New Lebanon Central School District PTA discovered that Ms. Fleming had allegedly stolen funds from the organization while acting as treasurer. Ms. Fleming acted as the PTA treasurer from September 2013 through June 2014. During her tenure, she allegedly stole in excess of $1,000 from the PTA, according to State Police.

She was released on an appearance ticket ordering her to appear in New Lebanon Court September 24.

Claverack

Nathan J. Scalera, 35, of Catskill was charged with second degree assault and second degree burglary, both felonies, along with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and second degree aggravated harassment by State Police from Livingston, September 6 at 1:20 p.m.

Troopers were dispatched to a Claverack residence for a reported disturbance, September 5.

An investigation revealed that Mr. Scalera allegedly unlawfully entered the Claverack home with his child, through an unsecured window. He then allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old house guest in the presence of his daughter.

The victim was treated at Albany Medical Center and released.

Mr. Scalera was arraigned in Claverack Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to reappear in Claverack Court at later date.

*Cheyenne Rex, 34, of Claverack was charged on a warrant for first degree criminal contempt, class E felony, by Deputy Jason Garvey, August 26 at 9:32 a.m.

Mr. Rex allegedly violated an order of protection with a prior conviction for criminal contempt. He was arraigned in Claverack Court and released on his own recognizance pending a later return court date.

Chatham

Gary M. Wood, 45, of Austerlitz was charged with second degree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor, by State Police from Livingston, September 2 at 3:55 p.m.

Troopers were dispatched to investigate an incident that occurred August 22 in the Town of Chatham. An investigation revealed that Mr. Wood allegedly physically restrained a woman against her will for about two hours.

He was issued a ticket ordering him to appear in Chatham Town Court at a later date.

*Gloria I. Rico, 54, of Chatham was charged with fourth degree welfare fraud and fourth degree grand larceny, both class E felonies, by Sheriff’s Office Investigator William Dunspaugh, September 3 at 8:10 a.m.

Ms. Rico is accused of fraudulently collecting benefits of more than $1,000 from the Department of Social Services. She was arraigned in Hudson City Court and released on her own recognizance pending a later return court date.

Hudson

Jordan Worthley, 22, no address given, was charged with first degree promoting prison contraband, a class D felony, by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Livingston barracks, September 10 at 1:15 p.m.

An inmate at the Hudson Correctional Facility in March, Mr. Worthley was charged following a room search conducted by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

He was arraigned in Columbia County Court and returned to the Franklin Correctional Facility, where he currently resides. He is scheduled to reappear in Columbia County Court October 15.

*Andrew P. Robinson, 38, of Catskill was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second degree promoting prison contraband, both class A misdemeanors, by State Police from Livingston, September 7 at 3:50 p.m.

Troopers were dispatched to the Hudson Correctional Facility to assist the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision with Mr. Robinson, who was in custody for entering the facility with a controlled substance. He was at the facility to visit a family member.

The State Police were assisted by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Inspector General’s office.

Mr. Robinson was issued a ticket and ordered to appear in Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Gary Mitchell Jones, 57, of Hudson was charged on an arrest warrant for disorderly conduct (fighting/violent behavior) and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon (intent to use) by Hudson Police Officer Kevin Sweet at the police station, August 21 at 1:36 p.m.

Mr. Jones was allegedly involved in a physical altercation on the 200 block of Warren Street and allegedly pulled out a box cutter during the fight.

He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance pending a return Hudson City Court appearance.

*Eugene Burgess, III, 42, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for disorderly conduct (fighting/violent behavior) and fourth degree criminal possession weapon (intent to use) by Hudson Police Officer Kevin Sweet at the police station, August 22 at 1:27 p.m.

Mr. Burgess turned himself in on an active arrest warrant for allegedly fighting with another man on Warren Street and striking the man in the head with a beer bottle.

Mr. Burgess was arraigned and released on his own recognizance pending a return appearance in Hudson City Court.

*Thomas Charles Paul Rockwell, 51, of Hudson was charged on a warrant for petit larceny, second degree burglary (with intent to commit crime in a dwelling) and third degree criminal mischief by Hudson Police Officer Mishanda Franklin-Cox                at the police station, August 12 at 8:42 a.m.

Mr. Rockwell was charged in connection with an incident that occurred in June of this year. He was sent to the Columbia County Jail.

*Laura A. Doty, 51, of Ghent was charged with first degree falsifying business records by Hudson Police Officer Kevin Sweet at the police station, August 22 at 10:59 a.m.

Ms. Doty turned herself in to Hudson Police and state Department of Motor Vehicle Investigator Murtha on a felony complaint.

She was released with an appearance ticket returnable in Hudson City Court at a later date.

*Andrew Jones, 21, of Hudson was charged on an arrest warrant for second degree criminal contempt (disobeying a court order) and second degree harassment (physical/repeated) by Hudson Police Officer Patrick Meister at 201 Warren Street, August 25 at 8:22 p.m.

Mr. Jones was charged in connection with a domestic incident during which he allegedly violated an active court order of protection.

He was arraigned before Hudson City Court Judge Marc Portin who sent Mr. Jones to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or bond pending a return appearance in City Court.

Gallatin

Carl C. Delfino, 27, of Rhinebeck was charged with second degree criminal contempt, class A misdemeanor, by Deputies Ted Blank and Jerald Rowell, August 30 at 5:22 a.m.

Mr. Delfino allegedly violated an order of protection at a private residence in the Town of Gallatin.

He was arraigned in Gallatin Court and released on his own recognizance pending a later return court date.

Drugs/alcohol

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

*Christina E. Stojkewycz, 61, of Hudson was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated (operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08%), driving while intoxicated (first offense) and no or insufficient tail lamps at 600 Columbia Street, Hudson by Hudson Police Officer Nicolas Pierro, August 23 at 12:28 a.m.

Ms. Stojkewycz was found to be intoxicated and driving without a license during a traffic stop. She was released with tickets returnable in Hudson City Court.

*Matthew S. Pelkey, 23, of Copake was charged with failure to use designated lane, driving while intoxicated (first offense) and aggravated driving while intoxicated (having a .18% or higher blood alcohol content, first offense) by Hudson Police Officer Nicolas Pierro during a traffic stop at 432 Warren Street, Hudson, August 24 at 3:27 a.m. Mr. Pelkey was found to be intoxicated during a traffic stop. He was issued tickets to appear in Hudson City Court.

*Judy Stacker, 55, of Ghent was charged with unlawful growing of cannabis, class A misdemeanor, by Deputy Scott Leggett and Senior Investigator William Foster, September 9 at 7:35 p.m. Ms. Stacker is accused of growing 10 cannabis plants. She was issued an appearance ticket for Ghent Court, September 29.

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Troop K promotes troopers to BCI

PLEASANT VALLEY—New York State Police Troop K congratulates the following members on their recent promotions and new assignments:

*Trooper Andrew J. Behrens entered the division of State Police in January 2007. He was promoted to investigator effective September 11, 2014. He is currently stationed at the Livingston barracks, where he will continue to serve the residents of Columbia County.

*Trooper Jason D. Manchuck entered the division of State Police in December 2008. Trooper Manchuck is currently stationed at SP Livingston. He was promoted to the rank of investigator effective September 11 and will continue to serve Troop K at SP Poughkeepsie.

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