Monticello man stabbed dog who defended his girlfriend, police say

A 31-year-old Monticello man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend's pit bull to death after the dog bit him during a domestic dispute is facing animal cruelty and harassment charges, police say. 

The incident was reported to police on Saturday, July 12 by a veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale. According to a statement from the New York State Police, the couple brought the dog to the hospital, claiming that they had found him on the side of the road suffering from stab wounds. The veterinarian noticed a bite wound on the man's arm, and called state police to request that a trooper witness the euthanasia of the dog.

The dog, a two-year-old pit bull, died of his wounds, police say.   Read more

Boot-camp drug rehab didn't keep Walton man from reoffending, police say

A month-long investigation by Delaware County police into local drug traffic has led to the arrest of a Walton man on heroin-related charges. The suspect was a recent graduate of a "boot camp" drug treatment program to which he was sentenced after a previous felony conviction, police say.

Walton resident Matthew S. Parker, 36, was arrested last week on several felony charges, after he was allegedly found to be in possession of 293 bags of heroin, according to a Delaware County Sheriff’s Office press release.

On Thursday afternoon, Delaware County investigators and sheriff's deputies arrested Parker on a sealed grand jury indictment warrant charging him with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Read more

Cairo man charged with assaults with fist and fireworks

A 20-year-old Cairo man has been charged with assault after allegedly punching one person in the face and dropping lit fireworks down the shirt of another.

Cory M. Thompson was arrested by New York State Police at Catskill following an investigation into events occurring on July 5 at a private residence. 

In a press release dated July 10, New York State Police said that last Saturday, Thompson “repeatedly punched an individual in the face,” leaving the victim with facial fractures and a broken eye socket. That same day, police said, Thompson also dropped lit fireworks down another man’s back, leaving him with several burns from the explosion between his shirt and his back. 

Thompson was charged with second-degree assault — a class D felony — and third-degree reckless assault, a class A misdemeanor.  Read more

Driver in fatal Thruway crash arrested on DWI and homicide charges

The driver of a car that caused a fatal multi-car accident on I-90 on Friday, July 4 was arrested today on charges of vehicular homicide and manslaughter, among other charges. 

The driver, 24-year-old Tyler Pascuzzi, was taken to Albany Medical Center Friday night after he crashed his 2004 Volkswagen GLI into a 2003 Honda Civic, spun out and struck an Old Dominion Freight Lines tractor-trailer. 

The Volkswagen split in two upon hitting the tractor-trailer.

Two passengers in Pascuzzi’s car -- Cody J. Veverka, 23, of South Cairo and Alicia M. Tamboia, 24, of Wingdale -- were ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Upon Pascuzzi’s release from the hospital today, he was taken into custody by State Police and charged with the following:  Read more

Three Liberty men arrested for I-84 shooting

A fight at a Newburgh nightclub spilled over into a shooting on I-84 early Saturday morning, when one car full of nightclub-goers pursued another, ramming and shooting at it, police say. 

State police say that around 4:36 a.m., a Honda Civic with several passengers pulled up alongside another car traveling westbound on I-84, and a passenger in the Civic fired three shots from a handgun at the other car. One bullet penetrated the vehicle, which was carrying five people, but did not strike anyone. 

After the shooting, the Civic pursued the other car onto Route 17 and began to ram it, police say. The victims pulled off of Route 17 onto Exit 118 in Wallkill and called 911. 

The driver of the car that was fired upon had been involved in a dispute at the nightclub with another man he knew, according to a press release from the New York State Police.  Read more

West Hurley man menaced someone with an axe, police say

A West Hurley man was arrested over the weekend on multiple charges after allegedly menacing someone with an axe during a domestic dispute at his home.

On Sunday, July 6, state troopers from Kingston and Shokan responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 5 Birch St in West Hurley.

According to a New York State Police press release, during the dispute, Patrick McGlynn, 29, allegedly choked the victim and menaced the victim with an axe.

McGlynn also physically prevented the victim from leaving the residence and interfered with a phone call the victim tried to make for help, police said.

The victim was able to escape the residence unharmed, fled to a neighbor’s home and called 911.

McGlynn was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was also charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief and obstruction of breath, all misdemeanors.  Read more

Grahmsville man arrested for menacing with a shotgun

A 40-year-old Grahmsville man was arrested Sunday after pointing a shotgun at a woman and her five-year-old daughter following an unfavorable ending to a Nascar race, police said. 

Scott Hynson was arrested by New York State Police at Liberty after they responded to reports of a man with a gun. Police said the investigation found that Hynson pointed a loaded Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun at a woman and her five-year-old daughter threatening to kill them.

“He [Hynson] was upset and yelling due to losing a Nascar race and financial troubles,” Public Information Officer at New York State Police Troop F, Trooper Steven Nevel, said.

Hynson was charged with misdemeanors of menacing in the second degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned at the Town of Neversink Court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail instead of the $10,000 cash bail. 

Sharon Springs teen arrested on burglary charges

State Police from Cobleskill arrested a 14-year-old Sharon Springs resident in connection with an April burglary.

According to Police, the teen broke into the Eclipse Overhead Door store, a garage door company on State Route 10 in Sharon Springs, and once inside, proceeded to steal an item and smash several windows.

Windows of three vehicles outside the store were also broken.

Police said after they processed evidence and conducted interviews, the teenager was charged with one count of burglary in the third degree and two counts of criminal mischief in he third degree, all felonies.

The suspect will answer charges in the Schoharie County Family Court due the person’s age, police said.

Ellenville man arrested for assaulting an infant

An Ellenville man was jailed after recklessly assaulting an infant, police say, leaving the child with a skull fracture and other injuries.

Thierry A. Owens, 21, was arrested on Wednesday and faces two felony counts of reckless assault of a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. 

Police say the child was first brought to Ellenville Regional Hospital and was later transported to the Albany Medical Center’s Pediatric Care Unit for further treatment. The investigation will continue through the Ulster County District Attourney’s Special Victims Bureau. 

Owens was remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond.

Police: Man leaves stool sample at chiropractor's office

The charge is "burglary," but according to state police, the only thing taken was a dump.

A Saugerties man was arrested on Wednesday, after allegedly paying a visit to the Saugerties Chiropractic Center before opening hours and defecating on the carpet near the reception desk. Arrested was 22-year-old Nathaniel Schultz, who is charged with third-degree burglary -- a charge that applies under New York State law whenever a person "knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein."

According to a news release from the New York State Police, Schultz entered the building through an unlocked door before the business opened for the day.  Read more

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