On December 11, 2013 Counter Terrorism Zone 4 (CTZ-4) will deploy its Counter Terrorism Action Teams (CTAT) to shopping areas and train stations within Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Counties.
CTZ-4 will utilize its Counter Terrorism Action Teams to deter terrorism activity within CTZ-4. These proactive teams will conduct random checks of high profile areas and educate the public so they can be more vigilant in recognizing and reporting suspicious activity. Read more
District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Raymond Copeland, 37, of Liberty, N.Y., entered a plea of guilty in Sullivan County Court to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B felony, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, a class C violent felony. Read more
On Monday, December 9, 2013, State Police in Liberty, NY received a report of a burglary in progress in Mongaup Valley, NY. As a result of the investigation Daniel Pierce, age 25, and Ashley Fontanes, age 26, both of Callicoon, NY were arrested. They were charged with Burglary 2nd, Criminal Mischief 3rd, Criminal Posession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th. They were both arraigned and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail.
STATEMENT BY MAYOR GORDON JENKINS 12/3/13
In a highly unusual act, the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office released many hours of video tapes of my recent incarceration while charges against me are pending.
There is much that can be said about the video and the associated events. This is not the time for a full discussion of all the issues raised. Legal proceedings are pending.
However, I do want to state the following: Read more
The NEW YORK STATE POLICE at Ellenville, N.Y. announce the arrest of ALEX L. JORGE, age 29, of Wawarsing, NY, for the felony charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a Violation. Read more
Loch Sheldrake, New York – On December 1st 2013, State Police from the Liberty Barracks charged William Vanaken age 34 with Reckless Endangerment 2nd. Read more
The Orange County Child Abuse Unit, which is comprised of the New York State Police, Village of Goshen Police, Town of Warwick Police and Orange County Sheriff's Office, arrested KEVIN R. DAVIS, age 35, of Newburgh, NY, for Rape in the First Degree (B felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A misdemeanor) and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (violation). Read more
The NEW YORK STATE POLICE at Wurtsboro, NY, announce the arrest of Nathaniel Gilmore, 52 years of age, from Monticello, NY, for Identity Theft in the second degree (Felony) and Forgery in the third degree (Misdemeanor). Read more
On Tuesday November 12, 2013, The Sheriff’s Office and Woodridge Police executed an arrest warrant at 1176 Glenwild Road in Woodridge. The officers were looking for Rachel Houghtaling, 22, who was wanted on a Misdemeanor drug charge by the Village of Monticello Police. Read more
Sheriff’s Deputies are battling the latest crime wave to besiege Sullivan County: larcenies from automobiles. In the last 3 months deputies have investigated 53 incidents from Livingston Manor to Rock Hill, from Smallwood to Glen Spey. All the vehicles involved had one thing in common: they were unlocked. Read more
The New York State Police at Liberty announce the arrest of three subjects after an investigation into welfare fraud occurring within the Sullivan County Department of Social Services. Arrested were Stephen Mackey, age 48, of Hudson, NY, Darlene Conklin, age 50, and George Conklin Jr., age 30, both of Swan Lake, NY. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Monique Morrison, 51, of Monticello on Wednesday 11/13/13. Morrison was charged with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree and misdemeanors for criminal possession of a stolen property in the 5th degree and 2 counts of petit larceny. Read more
The Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale are investigating four burglaries in the southern portion of Wayne County in the area of State Route 196 and State Route 507. The first burglary was reported three weeks ago. Read more
District Attorney Jim Farrell announced that James Conley, 35, of Hurleyville, NY was sentenced to 18 years in state prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for his conviction for Course of Sexual Conduct against a Child in the 1st Degree, a class B violent felony. Read more
On Saturday evening (11/9/13) at about 8:15 PM the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded to a head on collision on State Route 42 in the Town of Forestburgh. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies observed members of the Forestburgh Fire Department physically restraining one of the drivers. Read more
On November 5th, 2013, State Police at Liberty executed search warrants at two residences in the Town of Liberty after a two month investigation into the growing of marijuana. The search warrants uncovered a large-scale, sophisticated marijuana growing operation. Read more
The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Gang and Narcotics Intelligence Unit continues to investigate the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in the Sullivan County area.
On October 29, 2013, deputies arrested Ronald C. Coleman, 50, of Monticello after a two month investigation. Coleman allegedly sold heroin to an undercover sheriff's deputy on two separate occasions. Read more
On Thursday October 25th, 2013 the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested Christopher Freer, 30, of Liberty at an apartment on Orchard Street. Freer was wanted on a warrant out of the Town of Liberty Court for harassment in the 2nd degree following a domestic incident that had occurred days prior. Read more
Robert Jufer, 72, of Honesdale, PA pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter, graded as a felony of the first degree and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The incident occurred on October 17, 2010, in Cherry Ridge Township. Jufer faces a maximum penalty of 22 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 2, 2014. Jufer was arrested on February 6, for the murder of his wife, June Jufer. Read more
The Village of Liberty Police Department arrested Jason Nembhard, 27 of Liberty after an investigation into his failure to register his address as a sex offender. Police found Nembhard sleeping in an apartment on Orchard Street in Liberty on 10/19/13. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Xavier Hinton (24), a 16 year-old male (name being withheld because he may be eligible for youthful offender status) and a 15 year-old male juvenile all of Monticello on Saturday 10/19/13.
All three defendants were charged with felonies for burglary in the 3rd degree, criminal mischief in the 3rd degree and misdemeanor possession of burglar tools. Hinton was additionally charged with 2 counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. Read more
Nilsa Lebron, age 56, of Honesdale was sentenced, by President Judge Raymond L. Hamill, to 1 to 4 years in a State Correctional Institution for Criminal Conspiracy to Possess Marijuana With The Intent To Deliver. The arrest and conviction of Lebron was the result of an investigation by the Wayne County Drug Task Force (WCDTF). Read more
Monticello Police arrested Johnnie Wallace Jr. (30) of Monticello on Wednesday 10/9/13. Wallace was charged with felonies for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd and 4th degrees. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marihuana and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Read more
A rape suspect who police had been searching for on October 10, was shot to death on October 11th by a neighbor on Old Plank Road at a cabin where the suspect was staying.
Norris Acosta-Sanchez, 35, had been on the run from police in Ramapo since July when he was accused of raping an under-aged girl. He was not using a cell phone and had changed his appearance, but police in Deerpark found him living in the cabin on Plank Road. Read more
District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Franklin Brinson, aka “Ace-Loc”, 21, of Monticello, NY was sentenced in Sullivan County Court to 13 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for shooting another man in the face on November 12, 2012, on Forestburgh Road in Monticello. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Abeaseah Dossen (32) of Monticello on Saturday 9/28/13. At 1:20 PM Saturday Monticello Police officer Scott Galligan was on patrol when he observed Dossen operating a 2004 Honda motorcycle between 60-70 MPH in a westerly direction on Broadway in the village of Monticello. The posted speed limit is 30 MPH in the village of Monticello. Read more
The Village of Liberty Police Department Detective Division concluded a month long investigation into sales of heroin and crack cocaine from an apartment on Dwyer Avenue in the Village of Liberty with the execution of a no-knock search warrant in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Read more
His 13-year-old daughter gave testimony that contradicted the star witness. His fellow paramedics testified that he was a caring professional, and that the star witness was cruel and spiteful. Ultimately, however, the jury believed the star witness and the version of events she provided. The jury found Paul Novak guilty of the murder of his wife on December 13, 2008 in the tiny hamlet of Lava, NY. The verdict was delivered on September 27. Read more
On September 23, Honesdale Borough Police arrested 22 year old Mark Delade of Dingmans Ferry, and a 17 year old female juvenile from Honesdale. The arrests stem from a three week long investigation of three residential burglaries, and at least five thefts from motor vehicles. Read more
The New York State Police in Monroe arrested a man and woman from the Town of Minisink Tuesday evening, after finding them in possession of cocaine and “Molly,” a crystallized form of the drug ecstasy. Read more