Law & Disorder
The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
City of Kingston
• DWI: Timothy D. Litzmann, 53, of Kingston, was arrested by state police at Ulster at 8:39 p.m. Friday on Hurley Avenue on a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving. He was released with a ticket for Kingston City Court.
Town of Ulster
• Drugs: Matthew Kovacs, 25, of Ulster Park, was arrested by Ulster County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal impersonation. Additionally, Kovacs was taken into custody on an outstanding bench warrant, deputies said. Kovacs, a passenger in a vehicle stopped on Neighborhood Road for an equipment violation, impersonated another person to avoid being arrested on the outstanding warrant, deputies said. Deputies said Kovacs was also found with diverted pharmaceuticals. He was turned over to Saugerties police on the bench warrant.
• Drugs: Rawlson D. Delavan, 26, of Port Ewen, was arrested Wednesday on two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a hypodermic instrument, all misdemeanors. Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said Delavan was arrested after he tried to enter the Ulster County Department of Social Services with Suboxone, Adderall and a hypodermic syringe in his possession. He was released with tickets to appear in Ulster Town Court.
• Drugs: Michael D. Bascone, 24, of Kingston, was arrested at 5:24 p.m. Thursday at Catskill Commons by state police at Catskill on a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Further information was unavailable.
• Burglary: David M. Wiedemann, 29, of Rosendale, was arrested Friday on a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny. Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said they received a report Thursday of a burglary of an apartment in the town. Wiedemann was identified as a suspect in the case and found at his job in the town, deputies said. He was arraigned in Esopus Town Court and sent to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
• DWI: Jonathan A. Tejada, 22, of West Hurley, was arrested by state Thruway police at 9:37 p.m. Friday on Interstate 90 at Albany on a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving. He was released with a ticket for Guilderland Town Court.
Hyde Park • DWI:
Justin E. Piney, 21, of Hyde Park was arrested by state police at Rhinebeck at 3:10 a.m. Saturday on Sherwood Place on charges of drunken driving, a misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released with tickets for Hyde Park Town Court.
Lloyd • Drugs: Lavalle Reynolds,
30, of Poughkeepsie, and Brittany Henderson, 20, of Poughkeepsie, were arrested by state police at Highland at 10 p.m. Thursday on Route 44/55 on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a violation. Also arrested was an unidentified 17-yearold Highland girl who was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. All three were released with tickets for Lloyd Town Court.
• Contempt: Robert S. Vitale, 34, of Highland, was arrested Oct. 29 on charges of criminal contempt, aggravated family offense and criminal mischief, all felonies, along with harassment, a violation. Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said they responded at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 28 to a report of a domestic dispute in the parking lot of a convenience store on Broadway in Port Ewen, and found Vitale had intentionally damaged the victim’s vehicle in violation of an order of protection. Deputies said he fled the scene, but was found about 30 minutes later by state police at Highland in the town of Lloyd. Vitale was arraigned in Hurley Town Court and sent to Ulster County Jail without bail pending a court appearance.
• DWI: Jeffery P. Stuart, 50, of Port St. Joe, Fla., was arrested by state police at Highland at 11:33 p.m. Friday on Main Street on felony charges of drunken driving and aggravated unlicensed driving. He was also charged with the infractions of inadequate plate lamp and an exhaust system violation. Further information was not available.
• Grand larceny: Christine E. Stokes, 40, of Highland, was arrested by state police at Highland at 12:23 p.m. Thursday on Milton Turnpike on two felony counts of grand larceny. She was held pending arraignment.
• Accident: Clint Murphy, 52, of 31 Oak Ledge Park, Saugerties was ticketed Friday evening for failing as a pedestrian to yield the right of way to a vehicle, crossing at other than a crosswalk and disobeying pedestrian “do not walk” indicator devices. Saugerties police said officers responded at 5:17 p.m. Friday to the corner of Main and Partition streets in the village for a reported car-pedestrian accident and determined that Murphy had walked into Main Street outside the designated crosswalk and against the pedestrian traffic safety signal. Police said Murphy was struck by a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix headed West on Main Street and driven by Warren Strout, 23, of Saugerties. Murphy told officers he had not used the crosswalk or the crosswalk indicator device to cross the street, as required by law, police said. Police said Murphy was taken to Health Alliance’s Broadway Campus in Kingston for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in the accident.
• DWI: Joshua T. Litchko, 28, of Averill Park, was arrested Oct. 29 on charges of drunken driving, a misdemeanor, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle and failure to maintain lane, violations. Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said they responded at 4:20 p.m. to a report of an erratic vehicle on U.S. Route 209. Deputies said they found and stopped the vehicle and determined the driver, Litchko, was intoxicated. He was released with tickets for Marbletown Town Court.
• Contempt: Michael McHugh, 50, of Goshen, was arrested Friday on three misdemeanor counts of criminal contempt. McHugh was arrested at the Wawarsing Town Court on a complaint he had violated an order of protection on three separate occasions, Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies said McHugh was at the court for an unrelated case. McHugh was arraigned and sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $500 bail.