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October 21, 2014
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Monticello man arrested for burglary

Monticello Police arrested Glenden Reynolds (22) of Monticello on Thursday 7/17/14. Reynolds was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into a burglary of the Monticello Liquors Store located on Pleasant Street in the Village of Monticello.  Read more

Couple arrested for delivering drugs to prison

SADIE SILVER, age 40, and MICHAEL ACOSTA, were arrested after arriving at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility located on State Route 9W in the Town of Coxsackie for a visit with an inmate. SILVER and ACOSTA were found to possess a quantity of heroin and suboxone, which they were attempting to deliver to the inmate. SILVER and ACOSTA brought a 10-year-old child with them while they attempted to deliver the narcotics.  Read more

Cases addressed by the Raymond L. Hamill, President Judge, Wayne County

Peter Clifford, 28, of Honesdale, was sentenced to pay costs of prosecution, pay a fine in the amount of $750.00, undergo imprisonment for a period of not less than 90 days nor more than 6 months, and perform 50 hours of community service within 6 months. Clifford previously pleaded guilty to one count of DUI, graded as a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. The incident occurred on Dec. 1, 2013 in Texas Township. Clifford was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police. Clifford’s BAC was a .16%.  Read more

Car and bicycle accident results in death of NYC teen

State Police from SP Liberty investigated a fatal motor vehicle, bicycle accident that occurred on July 13 on DeBruce Road in the Town of Rockland in which an eighteen year old man from NYC was killed.  Read more

Search Warrant Execution in Port Jervis at 26 Elizabeth Street, Apt#4

On July 8, 2014, members of the Port Jervis City Police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group assisted by Orange County Child Protective Services executed a “No Knock” Port Jervis City Court Ordered Search Warrant on an apartment located at 26 Elizabeth Street, Apartment #4, in the City of Port Jervis, New York.  Read more

Roscoe woman arrested for filing false papers

On July 8, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested Stephanie Foley, age 29 of Roscoe, NY after an investigation into the filing of false applications with the Sullivan County Department of Health and Family Services. An investigation by State Police and Sullivan County Welfare Fraud investigators determined that Foley filed false paperwork with Sullivan County in an effort to obtain public benefits.  Read more

Napanoch man arrested for rape

State Police at Ellenville announce the arrest of Michael A. Bangert Jr., age 17, of Napanoch for Rape 3rd, a Felony, Criminal Sexual Act 3rd, a Felony and Forcible Touching, a Misdemeanor.  Read more

Liberty-based state trooper death

On June 29, 2014, State Police were called to the area of Nassau Lake in Rensselaer County for an unresponsive female. When Troopers arrived they found 27-year-old, Kerstin Williams, deceased.  Read more

Police investigate Wurtsboro pedestrian fatality

On 06/30/2014, Troopers from SP Wurtsboro responded to a reported car/pedestrian motor vehicle accident which occurred on ST-209 in Wurtsboro. The investigation at the scene determined that a 2009 Honda Civic, operated by a forty-eight year old male from Phillipsport, N.Y. was traveling north bound on ST-209 when the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the roadway in the area of Porco Gas. The pedestrian was identified as Donna Manning, age 78, of Wurtsboro, N.Y. The state police advise that no tickets have been issued but that the accident is still under investigation.

Rock Hill man arrested for rape

On June 26, 2014, the New York State Police in Wurtsboro arrested Richard Gonzales, age 50, of Rock Hill, NY, for the felony charges of Rape in the First Degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. He was additionally charged with the misdemeanor offense of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Gonzales was arrested and charged following an investigation which revealed he had engaged in forcible sexual intercourse with a 12 year old female. The incident occurred on June 24, 2014 in his apartment. Gonzales and the victim are acquaintances.  Read more

Troopers arrest I-84 wrong way driver

New York State Troopers in Middletown arrested a Newburgh, NY woman on Tuesday for driving the wrong way on I-84 in the Town of Wallkill.  Read more

Highland Falls man arrested for killing wife

The New York State Police in conjunction with the Village of Highland Falls Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigated a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Highland Falls, NY.

The homicide appears to have been the culmination of a violent domestic incident between Leonard Salters, age 51, and his wife, Junco Salters, age 62, both of Highland Falls, NY. Junco Salters was found in the couple’s apartment with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  Read more

Roscoe woman arrested under Leandra's Law

State Police in Roscoe NY observed a 1998 Lincoln Town Car off of the road and into a ditch on Tennanah Lake Road in Roscoe. The driver, identified as 53 year old Anne Slowey of Roscoe NY, told police that while she was driving, she turned to reprimand her two juvenile children, seated in the rear, and veered off of the roadway. Troopers were unable to locate the children.  Read more

Port Jervis heroin arrests

Port Jervis City Police with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Group executed a “No Knock” Search Warrant issued from Port Jervis City Court upon an apartment located at 3 Barcelow Street in the City of Port Jervis, on June 20, 2014 based upon on-going investigations into the illicit sale of narcotic drugs in the City of Port Jervis.  Read more

Arrest in South Canaan Township shooting

On June 20, 2014 at approximately 10:00 am, the Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale responded to a residence located at 147 Daniels Road, South Canaan Township, Wayne County for the report of a female that was shot inside the residence. Upon arrival at the residence, Troopers found Rebecca Pisall,
20 years old, with a gunshot wound. Ms. Pisall was subsequently flown to Geisinger CMC Hospital in Scranton, where she is in critical condition. A male suspect was taken into custody.  Read more

Fallsburg woman arrested for drugs

On Tuesday June 16th, 2014 Liberty Troopers arrested a Fallsburgh woman for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.  Read more

State Police at Liberty Make Arrest in Child Abuse Case

On Wednesday June 18, 2014 State Police at Liberty and members of the Sullivan County Family Violence Response Team arrested Saundra Hansson, age 21 of Mexico, NY after an investigation into an assault on a 3 year old child. The child is currently listed in critical condition at a regional trauma center with numerous internal and external injuries.  Read more

Bloomingburg woman arrested for knifing boy

The New York State Police in Wurtsboro announce the arrest of Krystal Corley, age 23, of Bloomingburg, NY, for Assault in the 2nd degree, a felony and the misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and menacing in the 2nd degree.

This arrest was the result of an allegation that Corley used a knife to cause physical injury to a 16 year old male subject during a dispute between the parties. The victim was treated at Orange Regional Medical Center and later transferred to Westchester Medical Center for further observation.  Read more

Stabbing at Liberty High School

Numerous news outlets are reporting that there was a fight and stabbing at Liberty High School on June 6. The school was locked down for a time, but the lock down was cancelled and classes resumed by early afternoon.

School officials told news outlets that an unidentified assailant was in custody. One report said a 16-year-old female student was arrested, and that another female was the stabbing victim.

A 17-year-old male was also reportedly cut as he was trying to break up the fight.

No one else at the school was injured during the event.

Monticello parolee arrrested after foot chase

Monticello Police arrested Angelo Deon Johnson (37) of Monticello on Tuesday 5/28/14. Johnson was charged with felonies for Assault in the 2nd degree, Tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanors for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration. New York State Parole also wanted Johnson on an arrest warrant for violation of parole.  Read more

Monticello man arrested for rape

Monticello Police arrested Taquanne Brooks (23) of Monticello on May 25. Brooks was charged with the felony of Rape in the 2nd degree.  Read more

More arrests by State Police Liberty at Mysteryland:

State Police Liberty continue to make arrests at Mysteryland:

--State Police investigated a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident on West Shore Rd. Raccid Vanbalsfoort, age 34 of Best Holland, NY was operating a Kubota UTV when he struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was examined by EMS and declined treatment at the scene. Mr. Vanbalsfoort was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI. He was arraigned by T/J Barber in the town of Bethel Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. He will return to Bethel court on May 27, 2014  Read more

Drug arrest at Mysteryland Festival

On Friday, May 23, 2014, State Police in Liberty conducted a traffic stop on Perry Road in the town of Bethel around the Mysteryland festival. Evelyn C. Pierrepont, age 23, of Locust Valley, NY was a passenger in a 2009 Mercedes which was stopped for an equipment violation while approaching Mysteryland. She was charged with felony Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 4th (hallucinogen - LSD DMT), Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 7th (hash oil & 1.9 grams Molly/MDMA), Unlawful Possession of Marihauna, PHL prescription container violation.  Read more

State Police Montgomery arreste man on gun and impersonation charges

On May 21, 2014, the State Police in Montgomery in conjunction with the State Police on Long Island, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange County District Attorney's Office arrested Richard J DeRosa, age 41, of Bellmore, New York for the felonies of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal impersonation 1st.  Read more

State Police Liberty Arrest Ovid NY Man for DWI in a Commercial Vehicle

On Tuesday May 20th, 2014 Liberty Troopers arrested an Ovid NY Man for operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated.  Read more

Long Eddy man arrested in for destroying wife's cell phone

On Tuesday May 20th, 2014 Roscoe Troopers arrested a Long Eddy man for Criminal Mischief 4th; Disable equipment for emergency and Harassment 2nd.

Roscoe Troopers responded to a Long Eddy residence for a domestic incident. Upon investigation it was determined that Joshua Hauser, of Long Eddy, had gotten into a domestic dispute with his wife and during the dispute he destroyed his wife’s cell phone to prevent her from calling police and also spit in his wife’s face.  Read more

Vehicle sought in fatal hit and run in Wayne

Pennsylvania State Police are seeking "vehicle of interest" in connection with a fatal hit and run accident which occurred on May 16 at about 8:30 pm at State Route 191 at Winterdale Road, in Buckingham Township in Wayne County.  Read more

Monticello police invstigate multiple stabbings

Monticello Police are currently investigating an incident involving multiple stabbing victims. The incident occurred at 6:15 PM Wednesday 5/14/14 at 37 Cottage Street in the Village of Monticello.  Read more

NYC man arrested for producing child pornography in Lumberland

On May 13, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested Stephen P. Brown, age 62 of New York, NY for producing child pornography at a location in the Town of Lumberland. Brown was originally arrested by State Police on March 4th, 2014, after arriving at a predetermined location where at he had made plans to meet a boy who he knew to be 12 years of age for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct. He has been held in the Albany County Jail since that date. Further investigation revealed that Brown had produced child pornography in Sullivan County during 2012 and 2013.  Read more

State Police at Liberty Arrest New Jersey Woman for Welfare Fraud

On May 9, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested a Lafayette, New Jersey woman for Welfare Fraud. Christine Cantagallo, age 23 was arrested after an investigation conducted by the New York State Police and the Sullivan County Department of Health and Family Services Fraud Unit. The investigation determined that Cantagallo submitted vouchers for reimbursement for child care services that she never provided.  Read more

Livingston Manor teacher arrested for embezzlement

On May 8th, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested Sandra Taggart, age 46 of Livingston Manor after an investigation into the theft of funds from the fundraising account of the Class of 2015 at the Livingston Manor Central Schools.  Read more

Man saves neighbor from fire in Otisville

The State Police in Middletown along with the Town of Mount Hope Police Department and the Orange County Fire Inspectors are currently investigating a structure fire that occurred shortly after 8:00 PM last night. The fire is believed to have started in the bedroom of an apartment at a multi-family residence, located at 94 Bull Road in the Town of Mount Hope. The call came into 911 when a man was alerted by the sound of his neighbor's smoke detector.  Read more

State Police in Lberty arrest Brooklyn man for crack

On Thursday April 29, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested Garry Woodberry, age 53 of Brooklyn, NY after stopping a car he was a passenger in and finding him in possession of crack cocaine. Troopers stopped the vehicle on Jefferson St in the Village of Monticello. Woodberry initially gave Troopers a false name. He was subsequently found to be in possession of more than ten grams of crack cocaine, packaged for sale.  Read more

Honesdale police investigate car burglary

The Honesdale Borough Police are investigating the theft of money from a vehicle that was parked near Central park.  Read more

Arrests in Parksville storage facility burglary

On April 23, 2014 State Police at Liberty responded to a report of a storage unit being broken into at the American Storage facility located on Service Rd in Parksville. Guns and approximately $13,000 cash were reported stolen during the burglary. An investigation led to the arrest of Clifford Gildersleeve, age 51 of Liberty, NY and Zachary Scott, age 66 of Harris, NY.  Read more

Man arrested for sex with nine-year-old

On April 24, 2014, the Orange County Child Abuse Unit, which is comprised of members from the New York State Police, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Town of Warwick Police and Village of Goshen Police, arrested a 47 year old man for the felony of Course of Sexual Conduct 1st and the misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Read more

Arrest in theft from Narrowsburg Adult Home

On April 18, 2014 State Police at Narrowsburg arrested a Narrowsburg, NY man after investigating a theft of cash from the Narrowsburg Adult Home located on Route 97. Daniel Baxter, age 55 was arrested after Troopers investigated the theft of cash from a resident of the adult home. The theft was reported to State Police on April 9, 2014.  Read more

Grahamsville man arrested for burglary

SP Wurtsboro BCI announces the arrest of GREGORY MYERS, 29 years old, of Grahamsville, NY on the charge of Burglary 2nd.
On April 18, 2014, Myers did unlawfully enter a home on Summitville Rd in Summitville and steal several pieces of copper water pipe from the residence. Myers was arraigned in the Town of Thompson Court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail pending a future court appearance in the Town of Mamakating Court. At the time of the arrest, Myers was additionally charged on an outstanding bench warrant held by the Village of Liberty Police Department for bail jumping 3rd.

Monticello man arrested after foot chase, struggle in swamp

Monticello Police arrested Anthony Shackelford (43) of Monticello on Saturday 4/19/14. Shackelford was charged with felonies for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd and 5th degrees, assault in the 2nd degree upon a police officer, 2 counts of attempted assault upon a police officer, attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, tampering with physical evidence and misdemeanor resisting arrest.  Read more

Port Jervis narcotics arrests

On April 14, 2014, police arrested Eric Freudenberg, age 36, of Port Jervis, on Pike Street, on a warrant out of the Town of Deerpark Court. Subsequent to that arrest, Port Jervis detectives charged Freudenberg with three counts of Disseminating indecent material to minors in the second degree, a class E felony, based upon an investigation into a complaint that Freudenberg had sent obscene digital images to a 13 year old female on Facebook.  Read more