Police: Windham supervisor installed eavesdropping software on town hall computer

Stacy Post, the supervisor of the Greene County town of Windham, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, Feb. 19 on 30 counts of felony eavesdropping and official misconduct, according to the Windham Journal's Michael Ryan, who was covering the proceedings live.

Left: Stacy Post.

With the indictment finally come details about Post's alleged crimes. She was arrested on Monday, Jan. 12 after a long and mysterious investigation that began with a state police raid on Windham's town offices on March 21, 2014.

Ryan has the details about how police began to suspect Post was spying on town hall activities:

[A] series of events ... began to unfold in early March when a local police officer reported an incident to town councilman Robert Pelham, town officials say.  Read more

Police: Roscoe man assaults neighbor with piece of lumber

A neighborly dispute ended with an assault charge in Roscoe yesterday after 23-year-old Roscoe resident Jeremy Davis allegedly attacked his neighbor with a "small piece of lumber," according to the New York State Police

Left: Jeremy Davis. Image via the New York State Police. 

The argument took place on Church St. in Roscoe on Tuesday, Feb. 17, police say. The neighbor reportedly sustained "lacerations to the face," and Davis is being charged with felony assault and misdemeanor possession of a weapon (presumably the piece of lumber). He is being held in the Sullivan Count Jail on $7,500 cash bail. 

Shooting at Parksville gas station leaves man in critical condition

Above: The Mobil station on Cooley Place in Parksville, just off Route 17 in Sullivan County. Photo via Google Earth.

An argument over a women ended with a shooting in the parking lot of a Mobil gas station just off Route 17 in the Sullivan County hamlet of Parksville on Monday, Feb. 9, police and eyewitnesses say.

Around 6:30 p.m., a fight broke out in the parking lot of the Mobil station, which is located on a corner at Cooley Place. Sunny Raj Patel, the Mobil station's manager, was on duty at the time.

"There were about 20 cars here yesterday," Raj Patel said. "Something was going on."

Raj Patel heard shouts in what seemed to be a romantic argument involving a woman, her ex-boyfriend and her new boyfriend.

"Somebody yelled, 'Don't shoot me! Don't shoot!,'" Raj Patel said. Then he heard three shots.

Police say that Balsey DeWitt, a 30-year-old Livingston Manor man, shot multiple rounds at another Livingston Manor man who has not been identified.  Read more

Teacher who performed oral sex on students gets six-month jail sentence

Stephanie Fletcher (left), a 29-year-old former biology teacher who pled guilty last year to engaging in sex acts with two students, has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation by Delaware County Judge Carl Becker, the Daily Star's Joe Mahoney reports.

Fletcher will also be a registered sex offender. 

The sentence is harsher than Fletcher hoped (she asked for no prison time), but is more lenient that it could have been. Before taking a plea deal, Fletcher had faced up to 16 years in jail, Mahoney reports.

From the story:  Read more

Police: Grahamsville residents charged $3,000 to stolen cards

Above: Anthony Atkins, Wayne Atkins and Angela Disanto. Photos via the New York State Police.

Three twenty-something residents of the Sullivan County hamlet of Grahamsville have been arrested for larceny and fraud after allegedly charging $3,000 to a stolen credit and debit card, according to the New York State Police.

Twenty-two-year-old Angela Disanto, 26-year-old Wayne Atkins and 28-year-old Anthony Atkins were arrested on Thursday, Feb. 5 after an investigation by state police in Liberty, according to a State Police press release.

The investigation linked the three to the Jan. 31 theft of the cards.

"An investigation by the BCI unit at SP Liberty determined that the stolen cards had been used at various locations throughout Sullivan County," the press release said.

The two Atkins brothers were charged with felony grand larceny and forgery and are being held in the Sullivan County jail.  Read more

Police: 140 guns recovered in Lumberland drug bust

Above: Investigators seized 134 long guns, four assault rifles, one electronic stun gun and two handguns from a Lumberland residence during a drug raid. Photo via the New York State Police.

Left: William Cropley. Photo via the New York State Police. 

Police seized a large cache of weapons and drugs on Friday, Jan. 30 during a raid on a home in a wooded area in the Sullivan County town of Lumberland, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

Investigators from the State Police and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office searched a house at 251 Haring Road  during the course of a narcotics investigation, police say. 

Left: Gina Cerciello. Photo via the New York State Police.    Read more

Ulster police dispatcher stole money brought in by good Samaritan, police say

A police dispatcher working in the town of Ulster Police department stole lost cash that a citizen found and turned over to police, according to a press release on the department's Facebook page. Then the dispatcher altered a police blotter record to cover it up, according to the town's police chief, Anthony Cruise.

Stacey L. Hommel, a 46-year-old Kingston woman who worked the day shift as a dispatcher in the town's police department, "fraudulently completed an Official Police Blotter related to found property, and stole US Currency in an amount less than $200.00," the press release states.  Read more

Police: Drug suspects tried to run down cops in Hurley Ridge Market lot

Above: Sean K. Moorhus and Kevin R. Hunter. Mugshots via the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team. 

When members of Ulster County's drug task force interrupted a heroin deal in the parking lot of the Hurley Ridge Market on Tuesday, Jan. 27, two suspects tried to run them over, police say.

Responding to a complaint, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) approached two cars in the parking lot of the supermarket on Route 375 in the town of Hurley around 1 p.m., according to a press release.

Police say that 40-year-old Sean K. Moorhus of Saugerties and 36-year-old Kevin Ronald Hunter Jr. of Woodstock were in the vehicles, conducting a heroin transaction.

When the police walked up on foot, Moorhus and Hunter allegedly "placed the vehicles into gear and violently reversed toward the Detectives," the press release states.

Then things got scary. From the press release:   Read more

Police: Amsterdam man bilked Deposit woman out of livestock and trailer

There's been a lot of bad checks written in Delaware County lately.

A serial check bouncer left a trail of larceny across the county earlier this month, and now the New York State Police say that they have arrested an Amsterdam man for writing $30,000 in bad checks to a Deposit woman. 

Left: Spencer E. Harford. Photo via the New York State Police. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the state police arrested 73-year-old Spencer E. Harford on a felony grand larceny charge. Police say that Harford wrote two bad checks in October 2014 to a Deposit woman who was selling him some cattle and a trailer, together valued at $29,800.00.

Harford "knowingly [gave] her checks when he did not have the funds," a state police press release states  Read more

Family of burglars caught by trail camera in Wurtsboro

Above: Rameek Alston and Teresa Wintermeyer. Photos via the New York State Police. 

A hidden trail camera caught a Wurtsboro couple red-handed as they burglarized an apartment with their 18-month-old child in tow, according to a New York State Police press release issued on Jan. 16.

A contractor who was renovating an apartment in Sullivan County began to suspect that the apartment was being burglarized when he noticed that tools and other items seemed to be disappearing, the press release states. So he installed a trail camera in the apartment to catch the burglar.

A whole family got caught in the act, police say. Thirty-year-old Rameek D. Alston, 31-year-old Teresa M. Wintermeyer and their 18-month-old child were all caught on tape breaking into the apartment and stealing property.  Read more

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