2017-11-01 / Police News

New York State Police

On October 18, the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), along with Uniform and BCI members from Troop “C” executed a search warrant at 5435 and 5186 Elk Creek Road in the Town of Meredith, following an investigation into the illegal growing of marihuana.

As a result of the search warrant and investigation the following property was seized: Approximately 500 harvested marijuana plants, approximately 100 pounds of processed marijuana, approximately 34 grams of hashish, digital scale, $1,166 cash, seven long guns, two Night Owl Security surveillance systems with cameras a cell phone and digital camera.

The following individuals were arrested for Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree, (Class C Felony): Richard Lane, 59, of Walton; Edward Lane, 48, of Meredith; and Clayton Rockefeller, 61, of Meredith.

Following their arrest, the defendants were arraigned in the Town of Davenport Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

Ulster Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

On October 13, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) reported the arrest of 14 people after an 18-month investigation into a heroin distribution ring that stretched from the State of New Jersey into Ulster and Delaware Counties. As previously reported in the News, URGENT opened an investigation into Courtney Williamson, 25, a New Jersey resident formerly of Roxbury, who was directing the transport of narcotics into Ulster and Delaware counties. As the investigation developed it was discovered Ms. Williamson hired multiple subjects from Ulster County to transport narcotics from the State of New Jersey into Ulster and Delaware counties for distribution.

URGENT identified the traffickers and systematically targeted them to support a case against Ms. Williamson, alleging she was responsible for directing the transport of 800 to 1,000 bags of heroin into Ulster County approximately every three days. Over the course of the investigation and the months following Ms. Williamson’s arrest, 13 additional people, mostly from Ulster County, were arrested by URGENT. The lone Delaware County resident, Chuck J. Fronckowiak, 35, of Fleischmanns, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (2 counts). He was previously arraigned in the Town of Middletown Justice Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 secured bond.

Delaware Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

On October 25, Deputies assisted New York State Division of Parole with the arrest of Devyn T. Clum, 23, of Bloomville. Clum is accused of violating conditions of his conditional release or post-release supervision. He was arrested on the parole warrant and transported to the Delaware County Correctional Facility where he is being detained to await further action by New York State Department of Corrections.

On October 26, at approximately 12:22 p.m., Deputies arrested and charged Gary M. Goslee, 23, of New Milford, CT, for one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd degree. The arrest occurred during the course of a traffic stop for a speeding violation on State Highway 17 in the Town of Hancock. Goslee was arraigned in front of the Town of Deposit Court where he was later released on $500 cash bail, and scheduled to appear in the Town of Hancock Court at a later date for further court proceedings.

On October 26, Investigators arrested Alexander Griffin, 29, of Endicott, on a Sealed Indictment Arrest Warrant issued by Hon. Judge Gary Rosa. The arrest was the result of a several month long investigation into the ongoing narcotics trafficking by Griffin, in and around the Town of Deposit area. As part of that investigation, Investigators made several controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Griffin, in the Town and Village of Deposit.

On October 26, the facts and circumstances of those controlled purchases were presented to a Delaware County Grand Jury, and that Grand Jury returned an Indictment, charging Griffin with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, each a Class B Felony. Hon. Judge Rosa issued a Warrant, ordering the arrest of Griffin on those indictment charges.

With the assistance of the Broome County Task Force, Griffin was located in Endicott and arrested. He was transported to the Delaware County Correctional Facility (DCCF) to await arraignment.

On October 27, Griffin was arraigned in the Delaware County Court, and remanded to the DCCF without bail, to await further action by the Court.

Acting Sheriff Craig Du- Mond remarked, “I am proud of the collaborative efforts within our law enforcement agencies to rid these toxic individuals from our communities. I strongly encourage the public to continue to partner with us in making their communities safer by reporting crime to our anonymous TIP Line 1-888-914-9111. Together we can make a difference!”

On October 27, Investigators arrested Jennifer Fogliano, 38, of Masonville, on a Bench Warrant issued by the Village of Sidney Court for Failure to Appear to answer an original charge of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.

When Deputies and Investigators responded to Fogliano’s Masonville residence to arrest her, she and several other subjects inside the residence interfered with the official duties of the Deputies and Investigators by locking themselves in rooms throughout the residence and refusing to comply with lawful orders.

As a result of their attempts to interfere with a lawful arrest, Jarred Cutting, 37, Andrew Baker, 31, both of Masonville, Ashley Murphy, 22, of Sidney Center and Jennifer Fogliano were each arrested and charged with one count of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree.

At the time of her arrest, Ashley Murphy was found to possess a quantity of Methamphetamine. She was additionally charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.

All four suspects were arraigned in the Town of Sidney Court and remanded to DCCF in lieu of $1000.00 cash bail or $2000.00 bond.

Fogliano was also arraigned on the aforementioned Bench Warrant and remanded to DCCF in lieu of an additional $1000.00 cash bail or $2000.00 bond on that charge.

On October 28, at approximately 10:28 p.m., Deputies arrested and charged Cheryl R. Butler, 38, of Walton, for one count of Felony Driving While Intoxicated, one count of Felony Aggravated Driving with a blood alcohol content greater than .18%, and having a child less than 17 years of age as a passenger, one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor, and other vehicle and traffic violations.

The arrest occurred during the course of an investigation of a traffic stop initiated by Deputies in the Town of Delhi. Butler was found to have operated the vehicle while in an intoxicated condition while having a nine-year-old male juvenile in the vehicle. She was arraigned at the Town of Delhi Court on these charges, and was subsequently remanded to the custody of DCCF in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1000 in secured bonds. She was scheduled to return to the Town of Delhi Court.

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