Pennsylvania State Police Update
Blooming Grove – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) continue to investigate the shooting incident at the Blooming Grove station where two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were ambushed by Eric Matthew Frein.
“Our search area remains focused on the Pike/Monroe county border area,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens, deputy commissioner of operations. “Based on the latest information available to us adjustments are regularly made regarding the specific search area.” Read more
On Thursday October 2, 2014 at approximately 5:00 PM, The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office received a report of a woman slumped over the steering wheel of a Chevrolet Avalanche in the parking lot of McDonald's on Route 42 in Monticello. Read more
PSP Press Release
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) continue to investigate the shooting incident at the Blooming Grove station where two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were ambushed by Eric Matthew Frein.
“As I’ve indicated in the past, our search area is determined by the information available to us at any given point in time,” said Lt. Col. George Bivens, deputy commissioner of operations. “The search area remains focused within several square miles near the Pike/Monroe border.” Read more
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) continue to investigate the shooting incident at the Blooming Grove station where two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were ambushed by Eric Matthew Frein. Read more
On September 26, 2014 State Police at Liberty and the Sullivan County Family Violence Response Team arrested Tyrone Chaneyfield, age 48 of Loch Sheldrake, NY for subjecting a child under the age of 13 to sexual contact over the course of a three year period.
Chaneyfield was charged with Rape in the First Degree and Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, felonies. Chaneyfield was arraigned in the Village of Monticello Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail with no bail set.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Gang and Narcotics Intelligence Unit has arrested a Middletown man after a 5 month investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales in the Towns of Fallsburg and Thompson. Read more
On September 25, 2014, State Police in Middletown arrested Lysa M. Mercado-Gonzalez, age 43, of Middletown, NY, for Grand Larceny in the third degree, five counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument in the second degree, and Falsifying Business Records in the first degree. Read more
PSP Press Release
Blooming Grove – The Pennsylvania State Police are continuing their investigation into the shooting incident that occurred at the Blooming Grove station where two Pennsylvania State Police troopers were ambushed by Eric Matthew Frein.
Governor Tom Corbett and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan are closely monitoring this investigation – and the Governor has made all commonwealth resources available for this investigation as needed. Read more
At an unspecified time during the night or early morning hours of September 15-16, Christopher Herrera of Happy Hollow, Shohola Township was caught red-handed attempting to remove money from at least three different vehicles in the Walker Lake area of the township. Read more
The manhunt for the suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein has impacted the school day for teachers and students in the area.
Classes in all schools in Pocono Mountain School District remain cancelled for today
The Delaware Valley School District has added extra security.
Students in the Eldred and Sullivan West districts in New York were not being allowed out of the buildings for outdoor activities.
Suspect’s family-friends not shocked at accusation; Police: ‘there is a very dangerous armed individual out there.’
People who know sniper suspect Eric Matthew Frein “weren’t shocked,” when interviewed by police investigating the Sept. 12 shooting of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, PSP spokesman, Trooper Tom Kelly reported Wednesday. Frein was said to have posted comments revealing his hatred of police on his Facebook page. Read more
Flanked by Deputy Police Commissioner George Bidek, Pike County DA Raymond J. Tonkin, and other law enforcement officials, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan unveiled a photo of the suspect in the September 12 shooting of Cpl. Byron Dickson who was shot dead, and Trooper Alex Douglass who’s in stable condition after hospitalization. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Tina Esquilin, age 26, of Monticello on Tuesday 9/9/14. Esquilin was charged with Felony Assault in the 2nd Degree. Read more
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a shooting that
occurred at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Blooming Grove on September 12, 2014 at approximately 11:00 pm. During an early morning news conference, Commissioner Frank Noonan stated that “two Troopers were ambushedwhile leaving the building. One was killed and the other has been operated on and is in stable condition.” Read more
On September 3, the New York State Police, at Catskill arrested Clifford A Rowe, age 57, of Green Island, New York for criminal sexual act 3rd, a felony, sexual abuse 2nd and official misconduct both misdemeanors.
The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the New York State Police, the New York State Department of Corrections, Inspector General’s Office and the Greene County District Attorney's Office into allegations of sexual contact between a staff member and an inmate. Read more
On August 26, 2014 State Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Route 55 in Swan Lake after an investigation into the theft of guns from a Livingston Manor residence in April 2014.
The search resulted in the recovery of an AR15 Assault Rifle, a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and a pistol-grip shotgun, all of which were loaded. Serial numbers on the recovered weapons matched those reported stolen to State Police in April 2014. Read more
The New York State Police in Wurtsboro announce the arrest of Kevin M. Jewis, age 21, of Bullville, N.Y. for the felony charge of Grand Larceny 4th.
This arrest is the result of Troopers responding to a report of $2,300.00 worth of jewelry having been stolen from a residence in the Town of Mamakating. It is alleged that Jewis was a guest at the residence and while there, entered a bedroom within the residence and removed the aforementioned jewelry. Read more
On Sunday 08/24/14 the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested three men in connection with drug possession. At approximately 6:00 a.m. officers observed three men in the hallway of an apartment building on South Main Street in the middle of a drug transaction. Read more
On Friday August 15th, 2014 Wurtsboro Troopers arrested a Long Island man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Wurtsboro Troopers conducted a traffic stop in the Village of Wurtsboro Friday night on a vehicle for an equipment violation.
Upon interview of the operator Patryk Dabrowski, of Long Island, Troopers smelt a strong odor of marijuana and alcohol. Troopers conducted an investigation and located a suitcase with Hallucinogenic mushrooms in it located in the vehicle. Read more
On August 22, 2014, the New York State Police, at Ellenville, arrested Anthony J Huffman, age 34, for criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and unlawfully growing cannabis, a misdemeanor.
The New York State Police conducted an investigation into an individual growing marijuana in his backyard in Napanoch NY. A search of the property yielded the seizure of several marijuana plants of varying sizes and stages of growth. Read more
Monticello Police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of a 33-year-old Monticello man, who was stabbed in from of the West Broadway Villas apartment complex. Yaya M. Robinson, age 28, of Monticello was arrested the day after the stabbing and charged with second degree murder and five related charges. Read more
On Tuesday July 29th, 2014 the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested two men in an ongoing investigation into heroin sales in the Village. Police arrested Edward Bodtmann 65, of Liberty and Andre Shackleford, 42 of Brooklyn after both men were found in possession of heroin. Read more
Monticello Police Chief Robert Mir announced today that the skeletal remains found on June 10, 2014, in a wooded area located behind the Sleepy Hollow Apartments Complex in the Village of Monticello have been positively identified, by DNA tests performed at the New York State Police Crime Laboratory, as the remains of April Parker, 31, of Terry Lane, Monticello, N.Y. An autopsy conducted has determined that Parker’s death was a homicide. Read more
Early on the morning of July 27, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fight in progress at the Table and Tap Restaurant in the Kauneonga Lake section of the Town of Bethel. When deputies arrived at the location they found a large crowd on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
While investigating the disturbance, sheriff’s dispatch received a report of a stabbing victim being brought to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. Deputies quickly determined that the victim had been injured during the melee at the restaurant. Read more
On July 24, 2014 State Police at Liberty received reports from motorists traveling on Route 17 in Sullivan County that a male subject was exposing his genitalia while driving. A Liberty based Trooper located and stopped the vehicle described in the reports. Read more
On July 23, 2014 State Police at Liberty, along with the State Police Computer Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the Village of Monticello after an investigation into the possession of child pornography.
Jose Colon, age 28 was arrested and charged with Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, a felony. He was arraigned in the Village of Monticello Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. State Police were assisted in the investigation by the Sullivan County District Attorney's Office.
State Police at SP Liberty announce the arrest of Brandon M. Beckmann, 22, of Hurleyville, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Controlled Substance in Non Original Container.
On 07/24/14, State Police observed the front seat passenger of a vehicle in violation of the vehicle and traffic law on High St in the Village of Monticello. A traffic stop was conducted. During the interview an odor of marijuana was observed emanating from the vehicle. Read more
State Police at Middletown announce the arrest of Lucas A. Young, age 29, of Port Jervis, NY for Burglary 1st ( Class B Felony), and Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First Degree.( Class B Felony).
On July 24, 2014 State Police responded to a Town of Deerpark residence for a report of Burglary in progress. Upon arrival, Troopers observed several subjects fleeing the scene. Young was apprehended at the scene and in possession of a firearm. Read more
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
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
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
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