Law & disorder: July 1, 2016
The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
City of Kingston
• Assault: Abduke London, 25, of Kingston, an inmate at the Ulster County Jail, was arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday and was charged with felony assault. Deputies said London was involved in a fight with another inmate who suffered cuts, swelling and pain to the right side of his face. Deputies said an investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. London remains at the jail.
• Drugs: Ricky A. Armbruster, 28, of Walden, was arrested by members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcements Narcotics Team (URGENT) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ulster County Jail, where he was being held on an unrelated burglary charge, authorities said. Armbruster’s arrest followed an investigation that began earlier this year into the sale of narcotics in southeastern Ulster County. Purchases of heroin were made from Armbruster by undercover officers, authorities said. Armbruster was recently indicted by an Ulster County grand jury on felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance and an arrest warrant was issued by Ulster County Court. Armbruster was returned to the jail pending a court appearance.
• Obstruction of breathing: Matthew B. Gregg Jr., 23, of Germantown, was arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the victim’s residence in Clermont and was charged with obstruction of breathing and assault, both misdemeanors. Deputies said Gregg punched a male victim in the head multiple times at the victim’s residence and then choked him. Gregg was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail pending a court appearance.
• DWI: Andrew J. Hyatt, 26, of Ellenville, was arrested by state police at about 8:35 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 90, Exit 25, in Guilderland and was charged with drunken driving, a misdemeanor. He had been stopped for multiple traffic violations, police said. Hyatt was released with tickets for Guilderland Town Court.
• Grand larceny: Mary Warren, 57, of Hunter, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Hunter and was charged with grand larceny, welfare fraud and offering to file a false instrument (2 counts), all felonies. Authorities said Warren failed to report her correct household income, resulting in an overpayment of $6,159 in Medicaid benefits, according to the Greene County Department of Social Services. Warren was released with tickets for Hunter Village Court.
• Drugs: Perry J. Zoda, 29, of Port Ewen, was arrested by state police at Highland at 5 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Route 9W in Lloyd and was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors. Further information was unavailable.
• DWI: Crystal L. Loftus, 37, of New Paltz, was arrested by state police at Highland at 2:14 a.m. Thursday in the town of New Paltz and was charged with drunken driving and driving with a blood-alcohol content exceeding 0.08 percent, both misdemeanors, and with the infractions of speed in excess of 55 mph and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle.
• Grand larceny: Kelly Finck, 36, of Cairo, was arrested by state police at Livingston, 3353 U.S. Route 9, Livingston, and charged with grand larceny of property valued at more than $1,000, a felony. Finck was released with a ticket for Livingston Town Court.
• Drugs: Joseph Polemeni, 64, of Modena, was arrested by members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team on Thursday morning at his 470 Freetown Highway residence and was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal nuisance, all felonies, as well as with misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed an investigation begun earlier this year of the sale of narcotics in Plattekill, authorities said. During a search of Polemeni’s residence, police confiscated “a small amount of cash,” a digital scale with cocaine residue on it, packaging material and prescription medication without a container, authorities said. He was sent to the Ulster County Jail without bail, based on two or more prior felony convictions, authorities said.
Source: Daily Freeman
Law & disorder: July 1, 2016