Law & dis­or­der

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The fol­low­ing items are based on in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by of­fi­cials in law en­force­ment and the crim­i­nal jus­tice system.

Athens

· Weapons/crim­i­nal con­tempt: Steven Par­ente, 50, of Leeds, was ar­rested at 28 Travis Blvd. in Athens by state po­lice at Cox­sackie at noon Wed­nes­day and charged with the felonies of crim­i­nal con­tempt for vi­o­la­tion of an or­der of pro­tec­tion, crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon (as­sault ri­fle) and crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon (ammo clip), with the mis­de­meanors of crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon and fail­ure to reg­is­ter a weapon, and with two counts of pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, both vi­o­la­tions. Par­ente was ar­rested fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into shots be­ing fired near a res­i­dence in Athens, po­lice said. Of­fi­cers said Par­ente was fir­ing his weapons in a wooded area near the res­i­dence and was in pos­ses­sion of a firearm and a shot­gun in vi­o­la­tion of a court or­der to sur­ren­der his firearms. He was also in pos­ses­sion of a metal knuckle switch­blade knife, po­lice said. Par­ente was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Catskill

· Drugs: Thomas Mana­han, 30, and Ni­cole Sim­mons, 31, both of Catskill, were ar­rested by Catskill po­lice on Wed­nes­day when a sealed in­dict­ment was handed down by a Greene County grand jury. Both were charged with two felony counts of sale of a con­trolled sub­stance and two felony counts of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance with in­tent to sell, po­lice said. Both Mana­han and Sim­mons were sent the Greene County Jail pend­ing ar­raign­ment.

Cox­sackie

· Ob­struc­tion of breath­ing: Joshua A. Con­nolly, 29, of Cox­sackie, was ar­rested by state po­lice at Catskill on Tues­day and charged with the mis­de­meanors of ob­struc­tion of breath­ing, un­law­ful im­pris­on­ment and as­sault af­ter a do­mes­tic dis­pute at a res­i­dence in Cox­sackie. Con­nolly was sent to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Rhinebeck

· Drugs: Michelle A. Lassier, 44, of Pough­keep­sie, was ar­rested by state po­lice at Rhinebeck at 6734 U.S. Route 9 in the town of Rhinebeck at 3:46 p.m. Wed­nes­day and charged with the mis­de­meanors of pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pe­tit lar­ceny. Ar­rested with Lassier and charged with mis­de­meanor pe­tit lar­ceny were Jenny M. Bre­zovsky, 21, of Pough­keep­sie, and Sean R. Gillen, 24, of Wap­pingers Falls. All three were re­leased with tick­ets for Rhinebeck Town Court.

Town of Rochester

· Drugs: Amanda L. Taylor, 29, of Ac­cord, was ar­rested by state po­lice at Wawars­ing 1:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day at 5758 U.S. Route 209 in the town of Rochester and charged with mis­de­meanor pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and with con­trolled sub­stance in non-orig­i­nal con­tainer, a vi­o­la­tion. Taylor was re­leased with a ticket for Rochester Town Court.

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