From the Editor, 8/23/21
As suggested by a reader, we will only be providing state police reports from Troop A, Zone 4. This should provide more localized reports. All accused and arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
On August 17th, Amity based troopers arrested a 53 year male in the town of Belfast for multiple serious crimes. The list of harassing and dangerous behavior is explained in the charges filed against the man. He was RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE (ROR), aka back on the streets due to bail reform.
STALKING 4TH DEGREE 1
PL 235.05 01 A M OBSCENITY-3RD: OBSCENE MATERIAL 1
PL 260.10 A M ENDANGERING WELFARE OF CHILD
On August 19th, Amity based troopers arrested a 25 year old male in the town of Genesee after a drug-related motor vehicle crash. The defendant was arrested for two counts of possessing a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while on drugs. He was RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE (ROR).
PL 220.03 A M CRIM POSS CONTRL SUBST-7TH 2
VTL 1192 04 U M OPER MV IMPAIRED BY DRUGS 1ST 1
*There is a slight difference between VTL 1192 and the standard DWI/DWAI. Check out this law firm’s explanation of the difference: https://www.new-york-lawyers.org/driving-while-ability-impaired-by-drugs.html
On August 20th, Amity based troopers arrested a 56 year old Belmont man for violent and dangerous crimes, including a felony. An investigation into these alleged crimes is pending and no report of bail or incarceration is included in the reporting.
PL 121.11 A M CRIM OBSTRUCTION BREATHING 1
PL 145.05 E F CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-3RD
On August 21st, Amity based troopers arrested a couple in Ward NY for multiple crimes, including felony assault with a weapon and offenses against children under 17. Both of the accused are 26 years old, and were ROR.
The female who was arrested was charged with:
PL 120.05 02 D F ASLT W/INT CAUSE PH INJ W/WEAP 1
PL 260.10 01 A M ACT IN MANNER INJUR CHILD < 17‘
The male who was arrested was charged with:
PL 120.00 01 A M ASLT 3-W/INT CAUSE PHYS INJURY 1
PL 260.10 01 A M ACT IN MANNER INJUR CHILD < 17 1
On August 22nd, Olean based troopers arrested a 34-year old male from Hinsdale for multiple crimes in the town of Ischua, including giving troopers a real hard time in the process. Below are the charges filed against the man, and he was issued appearance tickets for a future court date, ROR.
PL 120.15 B M MENACING-3RD 1
PL 195.05 A M OBSTRUCT GOVERNMENTL ADMIN-2ND 1
PL 205.30 A M RESISTING ARREST
In between these arrests, New York State Police in this zone responded to dozens of calls, from motor vehicle accidents to work in the public school system. From noise complaints to property checks and many requests for aid from other agencies: The troopers are working hard.