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Orange County Child Abuse Unit rape arrest

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

Woman stole from Montgomery contruction company

New York State Police in Montgomery announce the arrest of Christine M. Coffey, age 47, of Staten Island, NY, who was charged with the felony charge of Grand Larceny in the second degree.  Read more

Monticello man arrested for identity theft and forgery

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

Two Woodridge women arrested for heroin, cocaine

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

Car larcenies: The latest crime wave in Sullivan County

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

Sterling Township man arrested after stand-off

STERLING TOWNSHIP, PA — Robert Brundage, 62, of Sterling Township was arrested on November 17 on 10 counts of attempted homicide and 10 counts of aggravated assault.  Read more

Three arrests announced at Sullivan DFS

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 woman arrested for forged prescription

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

State police seek identity of person in Wayne County

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

Man arrested for bathroom camera

On 11/12/13, The New York State Police at Catskill reports the arrest of Robert Schultz, age 40, from Ancram, NY, for the charge of Unlawful Surveillance in the second degree, a class E Felony.  Read more

Hurleyville man sentenced to 18 years for child sexual assault

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

Woodridge man arrested for DWI, resisting arrest

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

Parksville man arrested for operating pot grow house

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

Montcello man arrested for selling drugs

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

Monticello couple arrested on multiple charges

On October 24, 2013, the New York State Police announced the arrest of Deshawn Booker and Melissa Figueroa of 75 High St., Apt 6, Monticello, NY.  Read more

Liberty man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

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

Cherry Ridge man pleads guilty to killing his wife

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

Liberty man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

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

Three Monticello males arrested on burglary in process call

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

Honesdale drug dealer sentenced

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 man arrested for drugs while driving Moped without license

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

Man strikes woman with beer bottle

Monticello Police arrested Eulogio Pinto (45) of Monticello on Friday 10/11/13. Pinto was charged with felonies for assault in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree.  Read more

Rape suspect killed near Rio Reservoir

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

Four arrested in Liberty on gun and drug charges

The Village of Liberty Police Deparment and the New York State Police arrested four individuals after a joint investigation into the possession of a stolen semi-automatic handgun.  Read more

Latin Kings member busted

A reputed member of the Latin Kings street gang, who was arrested in June for Burglary, has been arrested again for Felony criminal mischief.  Read more

Monticello man sentenced for shooting another man in face

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 man arrested after stolen mortorcycle chase

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

Arrest made in Eldred bank robbery

State Police at Liberty announce the arrest of Kevin Lemma, age 22 of Holbrook, NY in connection with the robbery at the Jeff Bank in Eldred, NY on September 24, 2013.  Read more

Heroin bust in Liberty

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

Novak found guilty on all counts

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

Honesdale arrests in multiple break-ins

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

Traffic stop on St Rt 17 yields cocaine and "molly."

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

Jeff Bank in Eldred robbed

Update from New York State Police: A subject entered the Jeff Bank wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, backwards, with holes for the eyes. The subject confronted a teller displaying a firearm and demanded money.  Read more

Pedestrian killed on Route 17B in Town of Bethel identified

The victim/pedestrian involved in the accident on State Route 17B near Ballard Rd. in Smallwood (Town of Bethel) has been identified by next of kin. The victim is Rita S. Sherman, age 32, of White Lake, NY.  Read more

Honesdale student charged for Swiss Army knife

On Monday, September 16 at 1:45 p.m., Honesdale Police were called to the Honesdale High School for a weapon found on school property. An investigation revealed that staff were made aware that a 15-year-old student had a knife in a locker. Staff then conducted a search of the student’s locker and located a Swiss Army-type knife.  Read more

Honesdale girl, 15, located

On 09/18/2013 Honesdale Police received a tip that 15 year old runaway Maddelyn Hayes and 28 year old Damian Acosta were staying in a home on Winter Ave, Staten Island New York.  Read more

TV stolen to buy crack in Monticello

On Thursday September 12, 2013 at approximately 4:55 PM, Corporal Blake Starner of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Patrol was returning to his station via Broadway in Monticello, when he saw a suspicious male subject with a flat screen TV walking in the rain in front of Kristt Company.

When the Corporal approached, the man threw the TV and took off on foot. Starner called for backup and chased the subject to the rear parking lot of the Nugget Tavern. Sgt Riegler of the Monticello Police Department responded to the scene and helped Starner subdue the subject.  Read more

Three on one street fight ends with four arrests in Monticello

Monticello Police arrested four men following a large disturbance at the Monticello Shell Mart convenience store on Jefferson street at 5:38 PM on Thursday 9/5/13.  Read more

Burglary at Honesdale florist

The Honesdale Borough Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at Bold’s Florist, 259 Willow Ave.  Read more

Two Liberty men arrested after drug raid

On September 6th 2013, the Village of Liberty Police Department concluded a month long investigation into the sale of heroin from a residence on Webster Avenue with the arrest of two men.  Read more