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.

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.

Catskill

• 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.

Eso­pus

• 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.

Guilder­land

• 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.

New Paltz

• 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.

Plat­tekill

• 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.

Sauger­ties

• 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.

Stone Ridge

• 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.

Wawars­ing

• 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.

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