The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Newburgh woman in connection with a check forgery ring that operated in Sullivan County. Saran A. Smith, 21, of Newburgh was arrested last Monday (2/10/14) by Sheriff’s detectives and charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Grand Larceny. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Desmond Williams (18) of Monticello on Thursday 2/13/14. Williams was charged with felony Rape in the 1st degree and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. Williams had engaged in sexual intercourse with a 12 year-old female victim on 2/11/14 at a residence in the Village of Monticello. Read more
On February 11, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested Jason Sherwood, age 36 of Woodbourne, NY after it was reported that he engaged in sex with a fourteen year old female this past New Year's Eve. Sherwood was arrested after an investigation was conducted by the Sullivan County Family Violence Response Team, which is comprised of State Police and Department of Health and Family Service members. Read more
On February 7, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. the New York State Police in Monroe arrested Ikenna Taylor, age 34, of the Bronx, NY for three felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.
Taylor was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for Vehicle and Traffic Law Violations on State Route 17 in the Town of Blooming Grove. He was found to be in possession of heroin, crack and powder cocaine. Read more
The New York State Police in Wurtsboro announce the arrest of Rajendra Krishnanan, age 51, of Wurtsboro, NY for the misdemeanor charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Obstructing Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest. Krishnanan was additionally charged with the violations of harassment and disorderly conduct. Read more
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 the New York State Police at Kingston announce the arrest of Sam D. Fisher, age 18, of Hurley, NY, for the felony charge of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Read more
On February 5, The New York State Police at Catskill announce the arrest of Franklin S. Tiernan, age 23, of Freehold, NY for Rape in the Second Degree (Class D Felony), Unlawfully Dealing With a Child in the First Degree and Endangering The Welfare of a Child (both Class A Misdemeanors). Read more
On January 27th, 2014 at approximately 12:30 am, State Police at Liberty were contacted by a resident of Pond Eddy reporting that his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck had just been stolen from his driveway on Church Road. Responding Troopers located the vehicle a short time later being operated on Shortell Road in the Town of Lumberland. The operator of the vehicle was taken into custody. Read more
On January 27th, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested a Monticello woman for forging a prescription for the painkiller Oxycodone. Authorities were alerted when 26 year old Kimberly Cleveland attempted to obtain the drug at the Monticello Walmart. Walmart pharmacy employees noticed that the prescription appeared to be forged and refused to fill the order. Cleveland was arrested a short time later in the Village of Liberty. Read more
On January 21, 2014 State Police at Liberty arrested John P. Wells, age 44 of Milford, PA, after an investigation into the theft of funds from lodges of the Free and Accepted Masons in Sullivan County. An investigation revealed that Wells embezzled funds exceeding $50,000 over several years while he was an officer for the Masons. Read more
Seven suspected drug dealers were arrested in Pike County on January 14 as part of an investigation by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office into the selling of heroin and cocaine in Pike County. Three additional arrests are expected. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Nicole Zydor (27) of Monticello on Wednesday 1/15/14. Zydor was charged with felony grand larceny in the 4th degree and misdemeanor petit larceny. She was also wanted by the Sullivan county sheriff office on a bench warrant for petit larceny from the Town of Thompson court. Read more
Monticello Police arrested George Germany (27) of Monticello on Friday 1/17/14. Germany was charged with misdemeanors for driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by the use of dugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. Read more
Seven suspected drug dealers were arrested in Pike County today as part of an investigation by the Pike County District Attorney’s Office into the selling of heroin and cocaine in Pike County. Three additional arrests are expected. Read more
On January 12, 2014, the New York State Police at SP Ellenville announce the arrest of Elisha M. Sickler, age 31, of Accord, NY, for the misdemeanor charge of Endangering the Welfare of Child. Read more
New York State Police at Liberty arrested Cynthia Pique, 39, and Eduardo Rodriguez, 37, both of Monticello, NY after troopers observed them sliding across Bridgeville Road in the Town of Thompson. The investigation revealed that Pique was operating a 2002 Lexus while having a suspended license and switched license plates on the vehicle. Read more
District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that John Irby, 34, of Ravena, NY was convicted, by jury verdict, in Sullivan County Court of Unlawful Imprisonment and various other charges. Read more
Monticello Police arrested Amy Jo Smith (36) of Glen Spey on Thursday 1/9/14. Smith was charged with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree. On Thursday Smith had reported to the Sullivan county Probation Dept. because her out of state probation had been transferred to Sullivan County. Read more
State Police in Middletown announce the arrest of James M. Smith, age 36, of Ellenville, NY, following an investigation into the September 9th, 2013 robbery of a man that occurred in the parking lot of the Dunning Farms Shopping Center in the Town of Wallkill. Read more
On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 144 Knight Road in Glen Spey. Read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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