Law & disorder
The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
City of Kingston
· Drugs: Mark Alexander Williams, 54, of Hearts Content Road in Round Top, was arrested by Kingston police on Monday and charged with three felony counts of sale of a controlled substance (heroin) and three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. Williams’ arrest followed an investigation in to the sale of heroin throughout the city, police said. Detectives arrested Williams without incident on Chandler Drive, police said. Williams was sent to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
· Drugs: Lance G. Molter, 30, of Durham, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday on county Route 23B in Catskill and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (Ketamine), and with the misdemeanors of use of drug paraphernalia and aggravated unlicensed driving. Molter was sent to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
· Endangering/criminal mischief: Brian Chandrakuar, 29, of Jamaica, N.Y., was arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies at about 7:40 a.m. Monday on Union Center Road in Esopus and charged with the misdemeanors of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief, and with harassment, a violation. Police said a female had been involved in a fight with Chandrakuar at a nearby residence and that during that altercation he had damaged property in the presence of a child. He was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
· DWI: Devin P. Dunn, 36, of Gardiner, was arrested by state police at Highland at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 208 in Gardiner and charged with the misdemeanors of driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding 0.08 percent and drunken driving. Dunn was released with a ticket for Gardiner Town Court.
· Forged license plate/ drugs: Rachel Cara O’Rourke, 31, of Condie Street, Kingston, was arrested by New Paltz police at 5:39 p.m. Friday and charged with the felonies of possession of a forged instrument (a license plate) and forgery, and with the misdemeanors of possession of a hypodermic instrument and driving with a suspended registration. O’Rourke was driving on state Route 299 when officers noticed her vehicle had a suspended registration, police said. After stopping her, officers noticed the license plate on the vehicle was forged and that O’Rourke had created the fake plates and placed them on the vehicle, police said. O’Rourke was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
· DWI: Joseph M. Kahn, 28, of Gillespie Street, Pine Bush, was arrested by New Paltz police at 5:07 a.m. Sunday and charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and with failing to keep right and refusing to submit to a breath test. Kahn was released with a ticket for New Paltz Court.
· DWAI-drugs/drugs: Olivia K. Zagoya, 23, of Walden, was arrested by New Paltz police on Main Street in the village at about 8:40 p.m. Oct. 6 and charged with the misdemeanors of possession of a controlled substance (a diverted pharmaceutical) and driving while ability impaired by drugs. After stopping her vehicle for several vehicle and traffic violations, police noticed Zagoya had dilated pupils and that her coordination appeared to be impaired, police said. The arresting officer noticed several prescription medication bottles in the vehicle and learned she had taken the medication before driving, according to a press release. A field sobriety test showed impairment. Zagoya was released with a ticket for New Paltz Court.
· Drugs: Richard C. Rowe, 26, and Cory L. Haylock, 27, both of Walkill, were arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies at about 8 p.m. Friday for allegedly causing a disturbance on Huckleberry Turnpike in Plattekill, police said. Rowe was found in possession of heroin and several hypodermic needles and was charged with the misdemeanors of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Haylock was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone). Additionally, Rowe was detained on an active bench warrant for his arrest in Newburgh on an unrelated charge. Haylock was released with a ticket for Plattekill Town Court and Rowe was released to Newburgh Town Police and arraigned on the warrant.
· DWI: Patrick J. Jones, 52, of Red Hook, was arrested by Red Hook police at 7:45 p.m. Sunday on state Route 9G in the town of Red Hook and charged with felony drunken driving along with several vehicle and traffic infractions. The arrest followed a call reporting a vehicle in a ditch. They found Jones had fled the scene but located him a short time later and found him to be intoxicated, police said. Jones status was unavailable.
Town of Ulster
· Credit card fraud: Jesse J. Forte, 36, of Kingston, was arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 6, after surrendering at the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center and was charged with five felony counts of forgery, two felony counts of possession of stolen property and four misdemeanor counts of petit larceny. At about 7 p.m. Sept. 27, deputies received a credit card fraud complaint from a victim who reported multiple unauthorized purchases at several area stores, according to a press release. Forte was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $3,500 bail.