LAW & DISORDER
The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
• Burglary/weapon: Wolodar A. Blazhenko, 27, of Catskill, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 3 p.m. Monday at 5207 state Route 32, Catskill, and was charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, both felonies, and with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, a misdemeanor. Blazhenko was sent to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail pending a court appearance.
• Weapons: Robert R. Twiss, 58, of Earlton, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 2 p.m. Monday at the Home Depot store on state Route 23B in Catskill and was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon (an assault rifle), both felonies. Twiss was released from the Greene County Jail on Tuesday after posting bail. The bail amount was unavailable.
• Obstruction of governmental administration: Ashley M. Perez, 21, of Gardiner, was arrested by state police at Highland at 9:50 p.m. Monday at 881 Albany Post Road, Gardiner, and was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury, obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors. Also arrested was Michael G. Miller, 22, of Gardiner, who was charged with misdemeanor assault with intent to cause physical injury. Both were released with tickets for Gardiner Town Court.
• DWI: Dominic P. Ingrassia, 25, of 5 North Ohioville Road, New Paltz, was arrested by New Paltz police at 7:31 a.m. Saturday following a motor vehicle accident on Mountain Rest Road in the town of New Paltz and was charged with drunken driving and aggravated drunken driving, both misdemeanors, and with several vehicle and traffic violations. Officers as the scene said they found a vehicle in a ditch and Ingrassia standing outside the vehicle. They said he showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Ingrassia was released with a ticket for New Paltz Court.
• Possession of a forged instrument: Jery Almonte, 20, of 14 Pinecrest Road, New Paltz, was arrested by New Paltz police at 12:55 a.m. Friday on Pinecrest Road in the town of New Paltz and was charged with one count of possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and one count of unreasonable noise, a violation. Officers responding to a noise complaint found a party where amplified music was being played and could be heard from outside the residence, police said. Almonte was placed in custody for violating the town noise ordinance, at which time he was found in possession of a forged Pennsylvania driver license, police said. Almonte was released from the Ulster County Jail on Friday after posting either $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.
Saugerties • Unlicensed driving:
Christopher D. Whitter, 28, of Malden Turnpike, Saugerties, was arrested by Saugerties police at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday in the village of Saugerties and was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a felony, and with speeding, an infraction. Police stopped Whitter after clocking him driving at 51 mph in a 30 mph zone. They said his licensed had been suspended by the state Department of Motor Vehicles for having 10 suspensions on 10 separate dates. Whitter was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail pending a court appearance.
• Drugs: Peter M. Williams, 29, of Ellenville, was arrested by state police at Wawarsing at 6:35 a.m. Monday on Mountaindale Road in Wawarsing and was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance (350 mg of methadone), a felony. Williams was sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $500 bail pending a court appearance.
• Obstruction of breathing: Jason M. Robbins, 30, of Ellenville, was arrested by state police at Wawarsing at 4:35 p.m. Monday and was charged with obstruction of breathing by applying pressure, a misdemeanor. Robbins was released from the Ulster County Jail after posting $1,000 bail.