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Blotters: Oct. 12, 2017

Berne man arrested for aggravated DWI

BERNE — New York State Police arrested a 34-year-old Berne man for aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, in the town of Broome in nearby Schoharie County, according to a press release from the State Police.

Jason Kropp was arrested on Oct. 1 following a traffic stop on Route 145 in Broome, where it was determined that Kropp was intoxicated, according to the release.

He was taken to the State Police headquarters in Cobleskill, and was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .20, according to the release. Aggravated driving while intoxicated refers to a blood-alcohol content of .18 or higher.

Kropp was processed and released with tickets. He is due in the Broome Town Court on Oct. 17.

 

 

Michael D. Crummell, 37, of Cohoes, was arrested on Aug. 24 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Iachetta at Indian Fields Road, Feura Bush, for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and for failure to keep right, an infraction. Police pulled Crummell over for failing to keep right and found that his license was revoked for six scoffs on two dates, the police report says. He was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 14.

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William Z. Childs, 20, and Flynn G. MacDonald, 20, both of Voorheesville, were charged and ticketed on Aug. 29 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Branam at 1936 New Scotland Rd., New Scotland. Childs was charged with second-degree criminal contempt for disobeying a court order and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, both misdemeanors, and MacDonald was ticketed for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. According to the police report, both men were in vehicles at the New Scotland Stewart’s Shop gas pumps when the business was closed, and police saw Childs exit MacDonald’s vehicle and enter his own; police found that Childs has a full stay-away order of protection against him to stay away from MacDonald and that his license was suspended for failure to answer a summons from April. Police smelled marijuana coming from MacDonald’s vehicle but MacDonald “became argumentative and belligerent” and denied having any; K9 Turner gave a positive response at the driver’s door and police found a mason jar containing a bag of marijuana and a glass water pipe containing marijuana, the police report says. Both men were due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 21.

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Akilah T. Murphy, 24, of Mount Vernon (Westchester Co.), was arrested on Aug. 24 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew White at Route 145, Rensselaerville, for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and for driving with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors. Police pulled Murphy over after a license-plate reader identified the car she drove as having a suspended registration, the police report says. Murphy told police that she did not know why there was not insurance on the vehicle, the report says. Police also found that her license was suspended for failure to answer a summons, the report says. She was due in Rensselaerville Town Court on Sept. 25.

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Joanne M. Beckmann, 56, of Slingerlands, was arrested on Aug. 28 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Reiss at Route 85, New Scotland, for driving a vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor; and for failing to notify the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles of an address change, an infraction. Police pulled Beckmann over after a license-plate reader identified her vehicle as having a suspended registration for an insurance lapse eight days before, the police report says. The “vehicle had valid insurance on file,” the report says. She was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 14.

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Faith A. Gaddis, 22, of Delanson, was ticketed on Aug. 27 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew White at Thacher Park Road, New Scotland, for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Police found a vehicle parked at the Thacher Park overlook and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, the police report says; the passenger, Gaddis, told police she had marijuana in a bag inside a cup in the center console. She was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 21.

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Jennifer L. Ray, 33, of Voorheesville, was arrested on Aug. 18 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Hotaling in Voorheesville for driving with a suspended registration. Police pulled Ray over after a license-plate reader identified the car she drove as having a suspended registration, the police report says. Ray told police she just switched insurance companies which may have led to a lapse. She was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 7.

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Michael A. Snyder, 58, of Medusa, was arrested on Aug. 19 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Nash in Medusa for fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, and assault by recklessly causing physical injury, all misdemeanors. According to the police report, a complainant said that Snyder took her phone, hit her in the face multiple times, grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head against the garage floor, causing her to “see stars,” and grabbed her by the throat with both hands, also causing her to “see stars”; the complainant said she asked Snyder to call her a cab, then asked to call 911, but Snyder would not return her phone. He was due in Rensselaerville Town Court on Aug. 28.

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Sarah J. McCool, 41, of West Coxsackie, was arrested on Aug. 18 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher VanAlstyne at Route 85, New Scotland, for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and for failing to stop, an infraction. Police pulled McCool over for failing to stop at a stop sign and found that her license was suspended for failing to answer a summons out of Bethlehem from July, the police report says. She was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 14.

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David M. Gray, 59, of Rotterdam, was arrested on Aug. 17 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew White in Voorheesville for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and for driving without a license and failing to signal, both infractions. Police pulled Gray over after he failed to signal a turn and found that his license was suspended for failure to answer a summons. He was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 14.

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Keith M. Weiler, 26, of Delanson, was ticketed on Aug. 18 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Young in Knox for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Police found Weiler and a companion asleep in a parked car and smelled marijuana coming from the car, the police report says. Police found a bag, a glass jar, and a glass pipe, each containing marijuana, the report says; police also found a bag of an unknown white powder, which tested negative with several NIK presumptive drug test kits, the report says. Weiler was due in Knox Town Court on Aug. 30.

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Jeremiah M. Jordan, 31, of Voorheesville, was arrested on Aug. 21 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew White at New Scotland Road, New Scotland, for driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor. Police pulled Jordan over after a license-plate reader identified the vehicle he was driving as having a suspended registration. Jordan told police he did not know why the registration was suspended. He was due in New Scotland Town Court on Sept. 14.

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Gregory J. Griffin, 33, of Voorheesville, and Bryande A. Murray, 34, of Voorheesville, were arrested on Aug. 19 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Young at New Scotland Road, New Scotland, for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Police pulled Griffin over for having an obstructed license plate and found that his vehicle smelled of marijuana, the arrest report says. Police found a glass pipe and a plastic bag, each containing marijuana, on Griffin; and four empty hypodermic needles and a glassine envelope containing heroin in Murray’s purse, the report says. Both were due in New Scotland Town Court on Aug. 31.