KINDERHOOK—A Niverville man faces numerous charges related to his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute.
Michael D. Ray, 25, of Niverville was charged with second degree harassment, a violation, by Deputy Patrick McMahon and Sergeant Jeffrey Hofstetter, August 22 at noon. Mr. Ray was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute in the Town of Kinderhook at 11:13 a.m. that date.
Because a Kinderhook Town Justice was not available, he was arraigned in Chatham Town Court before Justice Michael Rosen. He was released on his own recognizance, and an order of protection for the victim was issued. Mr. Ray was due to return to Kinderhook Town Court at a later date.
At 2 p.m. also on August 22 in the Town of Kinderhook, Mr. Ray was allegedly involved in another domestic dispute, and violated the order of protection that was issued in connection with his previous arrest that same day, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Ray fled the scene of the second domestic dispute before the arrival of sheriff’s patrols, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
He was later located at 7:23 p.m. in the Town of Stuyvesant by Deputies Patrick McMahon and Timothy Roberts and charged with second degree criminal contempt, third degree assault, petit larceny and fourth degree criminal mischief, all class A misdemeanors.
All of the charges stem from a domestic dispute he allegedly had with the protected party. An alleged physical altercation led to the assault charge. During this altercation, Mr. Ray allegedly damaged property that belonged to the protected party, and took property that belonged to the victim as well.
He was again arraigned in Chatham Town Court before Justice Rosen and was released on his own recognizance and directed to appear in Kinderhook Town Court to answer these additional charges as well.
The next day, August 23 at about 8:56 a.m. in the Town of Kinderhook, Mr. Ray allegedly violated the previously-issued order of protection again, by failing to stay away from the protected party.
He was charged with second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, by Deputy Thomas Merante and Sgt. Hofstetter at 10:56 a.m. Mr. Ray was arraigned by Justice Rosen in Chatham Town Court, was released on his own recognizance and directed to return to Kinderhook Court to answer this charge as well.
Abraham O. Bolainez-Perez, 28, of Copake was arrested on a warrant for second degree criminal contempt, a class A misdemeanor, August 30 at 3:46 a.m.
The warrant stemmed from an incident in the Town of Copake August 21 at 11:54 p.m. during which Mr. Bolainez-Perez allegedly violated an order of protection by failing to stay away from the protected party.
He was arraigned before Justice Russ Immarigeon in Hillsdale Court, released on his own recognizance and directed to appear in Copake Court September 25 for further proceedings.
•Sadie S. Miles, 39, of Copake was charged with driving while intoxicated—having a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater (.09), driving while intoxicated, unsafe tire and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, by Deputies Joshua Torchia and Andrew Horst, August 21 at 12:30 a.m.
Deputies saw a vehicle traveling on State Route 22 in Copake with sparks coming from the vehicle’s wheel due to a flat tire. Ms. Miles was issued traffic tickets directing her to appear in Copake Court at a later date to answer the charges.
Austin R. Bell, 27, of Canaan was charged with the felonies of aggravated driving while intoxicated (having a blood alcohol content of .20%; driving while intoxicated—previous conviction for DWI within 10 years and the traffic infraction of uninspected motor vehicle, by Deputy Travis VanAlstyne, August 23 at 2:45 p.m.
Mr. Bell was operating a motor vehicle on County Route 9 in Austerlitz, when he was found to allegedly be intoxicated. He was issued traffic tickets returnable in Austerlitz Court September 23 to answer the charges.
Naomi A. Greene, 37, of Elizaville was charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class U misdemeanor, by Deputies Zachary Torchia and Matthew Leonard, August 29.
A passenger in the vehicle driven by Ms. Greene, Cleveland J. Spann, Jr., 52, of Greenport was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).
At 7:19 p.m. that date, the deputies stopped a vehicle on Fairview Avenue Greenport. During the traffic stop, the driver and passenger were both arrested.
They were both issued tickets directing them to return to the Greenport Court September 7 to answer the charges.
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Troopers write more than 1,000 tickets
LIVINGSTON—State Police in the Hudson Valley report issuing 1,414 tickets over the August 21 weekend.
State Police in Troops F and K removed 54 impaired motorists during that weekend.
From 5 p.m. Friday, August 21 through 3 a.m. Monday, August 24, troopers issued tickets for 580 speeding violations, 22 distracted driving violations, and 24 child restraint violations. Troop F includes Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Greene counties. Troop K includes Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia Counties.