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Cragsmoor man arrested for vehicular manslaughter

The State Police at Ellenville announce the arrest of Donald Fairweather Jr. age 47 of Cragsmoor NY for Vehicular Manslaughter in the first degree, a Felony, Vehicular Manslaughter in the second degree, a Felony, two counts of Vehicular Assault in the first degree, both Felonies, Vehicular Assault, in the second degree, a Felony, and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor.  Read more

Teens arrested for stealing snowmobile

On 12/30/13, the New York State Police at Catskill and the Town of Hunter Police Department arrested CAMERON J. PARQUEZ, age 16, of Tannersville, NY and MICHAEL W. MARTIN, age 18, also of Tannersville, NY, on charges of Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D Felony and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony.  Read more

Monticello man arrested for burglary

Monticello Police arrested James Colon (40) of Monticello on Wednesday 1/1/14. Colon was charged with felonies for burglary in the 2nd degree and grand larceny in the 4th degree.

At approximately 6:30 PM on Tuesday 12/31/13, Colon broke into a residence on Cottage Street in the village of Monticello. Colon entered the residence by breaking in through a rear door.

Colon then stole a 50-inch flat screen TV valued at more than $1000.00 from the residence and fled. Based on witness information at the scene officers were able to develop Colon as a suspect.  Read more

Mountaindale man sentenced to 16 years

Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Daniel Justiniano, 19, of Mountaindale, NY was sentenced in Sullivan County Court on December 17, 2013, to 16 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for four separate home burglaries in the Town of Fallsburg.  Read more

Swan Lake man sentenced for stealing guns

District Attorney Jim Farrell announced that Christopher Rubio, 27, of Swan Lake, N.Y. was sentenced on December 19, 2013, in Sullivan County Court to 10 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for convictions of Burglary in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, both class C violent felonies by County Judge Frank LaBuda.  Read more

Police PBA president arrested

On December 18, 2013, in conjunction with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Police arrested John Raftery, age 43, of Pine Bush, NY for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.  Read more

Lake Huntington man arrested after pointing weapon at officer

On Wednesday 12/11/13 at approximately 6:30 AM Corporal Blake Starner and Deputy Rich Morgan of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Patrol responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the vicinity of 6744 State Route 52 in Lake Huntington.  Read more

NYS Counter Terrorism Zone 4 to deploy action teams

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

Westtown man arrested for assault

On December 9, 2013, State Police in Middletown announce the arrest of Jesse D. Castro, age 25, of Westtown NY for attempted assault and other charges following the investigation of a disturbance at Castro’s residence.  Read more

Liberty man faces up to 10 years in state prison for gun and drug charges

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

Callicoon couple arrested

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 from Mayor Gordon Jenkins


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

Wawarsing man arrested for drugs

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 Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment

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

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