LAW & DISORDER
The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
City of Kingston
· Drugs: Rackish G. Salmon, 32, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested Thursday after surrendering to members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT). Salmon was indicted by an Ulster County grand jury on felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was held at the Ulster County Jail pending arraignment.
· Weapon: Carl Juste, 27, of Catskill, was arrested by state police at Catskill at Catskill Village Court on Main Street and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. Further information was unavailable.
· Drugs: An 18-year-old Catskill woman was arrested by state police at Catskill on state Route 23 in the town at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday and was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and with possession of marijuana, a violation. The woman, who was not identified by police, was released with a ticket for Catskill Town Court.
· DWI: Deirdre A. Rickard, 45, of Cairo, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 11:36 p.m Wednesday in the town of Catskill and was charged with drunken driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding 0.08 percent, both misdemeanors. Rickard was released with a ticket for Catskill Town Court.
· Grand larceny: Ashley E. Knabl, 29, of Middletown, was arrested by state police at Highland at 3:39 p.m. Wednesday at 212 state Route 299 in Lloyd and was charged with grand larceny and identity theft, both felonies, and with possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Knable’s status was unavailable.
• Drugs: Andrew T. Evensen, 25, of Poland, Maine, was stopped by state police at Livingston at 2:44 p.m. Tuesday on state Route 20 for a seat belt violation and was subsequently charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor;
and two counts of unlawful possession of marihuana, a violation. Police said Evensen possessed about 20 grams of marijuana, an estimated 0.8 grams of marihuana wax, about 21.4 grams of hashish, about 8.3 grams of MDMA, and 1.5 ounces of marijuana salve. He was arraigned in New Lebanon Town Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond pending a court appearance.
· Attempted assault: Tosha M. Vaughan, 32, of Malden Turnpike, Saugerties, was arrested by Saugerties police at 1:18 p.m. Thursday on Malden Turnpike and was charged with attempted assault, a misdemeanor. Vaughan’s arrest followed a reported domestic dispute during which she allegedly struck the victim with a glass candle, causing a laceration. Vaughn was released with a ticket for Saugerties Town Court.
· Drugs: Robin Hefty, 55, of Roof Road, Masonville, was arrested by Shandaken police at 11:47 a.m. Thursday and was charged with possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Also arrested was Laurie Owens, 56, of the same address, who was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor, and with unlicensed driving and inadequate tail lights, violations. Both were issued appearance tickets for Shandaken Town Court.
· Weapon: Katherine Van Horn, 50, of Haines Falls, was arrested by state police at Catskill at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday in the village and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, a felony, and with obstruction of breathing, assault and menacing, all misdemeanors. Further information was unavailable.
Town of Ulster
• Shoplifting: Sebastian M. Pipitone, 31, of Saugerties, was arrested by Ulster town police at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday at Kohl’s department store, 800 Miron Lane, and was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to Kohl’s loss prevention personnel, Pipitone removed merchandise valued at $299 from the store without paying for it. He was issued a ticket for Ulster own Court.
• Shoplifiting: Lavina M. Porter, 64, of Saugerties, was arrested by Ulster town police at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart, 601 Frank Sottile Boulevard, and was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to Walmart Asset Protection, Porter left the store without paying for $111.83 worth of merchandise. She was issued an appearance ticket for Ulster Town Court.