During the Columbus Day Weekend, New York State Police troopers in Troop F from Thursday, October 6, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 3 a.m., removed 44 impaired operators from the roadway and issued 1,913 vehicle and traffic law violations to include 545 speeding tickets, 46 seatbelt tickets, 27 child restraint tickets, 22 move over violations and 352 distracted driving tickets. State police also handled 75 vehicle crashes. Troop F includes Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Greene Counties.
JONATHAN MCCORMICK BUSTED FOR REALLY DWI TWICE IN WEEK
Jonathan McCormick, age 61 of New Boston, New Hampshire was arrested on October 5, 2020 and October 7, 2020 for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
New York State Police report that on October 5, 2020, at approximately 1:10 p.m., State Police Middletown responded to Garnet Health in the town of Wallkill for a report of a hit and run in the parking lot. The vehicle was observed to be traveling on East Main Street in Wallkill
. When a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle, later identified by police as Jonathan McCormick, refused to comply and proceeded to State Route 17 westbound where a pursuit began. The pursuit lasted approximately 5 miles with a top speed of 80 miles per hour (mph). McCormick was taken into custody without incident. He had a blood alcohol content (B.A.C.) of .21 and he was charged with Aggravated DWI. He was also charged with Reckless Driving, and Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle, both misdemeanors).
While searching the vehicle, troopers located a Colt .223 semiautomatic rifle and a Marlin 9mm semiautomatic rifle. He was additionally charged with Failing to Register a Weapon, a misdemeanor. The operator of the vehicle involved in the hit and run declined an accident report because of the minimal damage to their vehicle. McCormick was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Wallkill Court on October 26, 2020 at 2 p.m.
On October 7, 2020, at approximately 9:05 p.m. State Police Montgomery responded to State Route 208 in the town of Montgomery for a report of an erratic driver. Troopers located the vehicle and observed the vehicle to be driving in an erratic manner.
Troopers initiated a traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle, identified by New York State Police as Jonathan McCormick, 61 of New Boston, New Hampshire. He was determined by police to be impaired by alcohol. McCormick had a BAC of .24 and was charged with Aggravated DWI. He was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Montgomery Court on October 27, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.
26 DWI Drivers Corraled
New York State Police in Troop F issued 739 vehicle and traffic law violation tickets during the October 2, 2020 weekend. From 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2020, through 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2020, New York State Troopers in Troop F issued tickets for 275 speeding violations, 7 distracted driving violations, 14 seat belt violations, 12 child restraint violations, 7 move over violations, and removed 26 motorists from the road for Driving While Impaired. Troop F includes Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, and Greene Counties.
DAVID LOWY CHARGED WITH
DWI-DRUGS IN HEAD-ON CRASH
On September 26, 2020, at approximately 10:00 p.m.., a New York state trooper patrolling State Route 212 in the town of Saugerties came upon a two-vehicle crash. The trooper immediately rendered first aid to the injured people involved in the crash.
Initial investigation revealed that a 2005 Audi A4, operated by David Lowy, age 64 of Chappaqua, NY along with a passenger, was traveling west on State Route 212 when he crossed over into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a 2008 Pontiac G6 traveling east.
Police say that the Pontiac was operated by Ann Tucker, age 75, of Saugerties. Both vehicles had massive front-end damage.
The Pontiac came to rest in a ditch off the east shoulder. The trooper observed Ann Tucker to have apparent leg injuries. The operators of both vehicles were airlifted to Albany Medical center.
The passenger in Lowy’s vehicle was transported by Mobil Live to Dutchess Hospital. While speaking with Lowy, troopers determined that he was impaired by drugs and he was subsequently charged with Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) Drugs. He is scheduled to return to the Town of Saugerties Court on October 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or observed the vehicles prior to the crash is asked to call the state police at Kingston at 845-338-1702 and reference SJS 9842798.
Meth-head Todd Balzano busted for DWI-drugs after a lousy performance in a high-speed chase when he hit a police cruiser
On September 17, 2020, at approximately 10:05 p.m. New York State Police troopers stopped a 2017 Audi Q7 traveling on Greenville Turnpike for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.
The operator of the vehicle was identified by police as Todd A. Balzano, 48, of Lawrence, NY. Troopers learned that Balzano was wanted on a warrant from the state police in Brewster, New York.
While speaking with the trooper, Balzano became irate and fled the scene in his vehicle. Troopers initiated a pursuit with Balzano. He lost control of his vehicle striking one of the state police vehicles
While speaking with the trooper, Balzano became irate and fled the scene in his vehicle. Troopers initiated a pursuit with Balzano. He lost control of his vehicle striking one of the state police vehicles. He then fled on foot on was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.
Desperado Meth-Head Balzano claims he hurt his knee when he wrecked and had to get attention for his boo boo….poor desperado…
After being taken into custody, Balzano began to complain of knee pain. Greenville EMS arrived on the scene and transported Balzano to Garnet Health Medical Center in Orange County. The trooper was also transported to Garnet Medical Center where he was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.
Cops found meth-pipe
Police say that Balzano was found to be in possession of a smoking device containing methamphetamine. It was determined that he was under the influence of drugs and he was subsequently charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
After being treated and released from the hospital he was additionally charged with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree,
- Resisting Arrest,
- Obstruction of Governmental Administration,
- Possession of a Hypodermic Needle,
- Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree
- and Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle, all misdemeanors.
There may be additional charges to follow. Balzano was issued Uniform Traffic Tickets and an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Greenville Court on October 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. He was then turned over to the state police from the Brewster barracks for the active bench warrant.
Kenneth Sormani Wanted for
Grand Larceny Fourth Degree/DWI –
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the pictured individual, Kevin P. Sormani, in relation to Bench Warrants for Grand Larceny Fourth Degree and DWI. The last known area of residence was the Town of Putnam Valley, NY. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts, contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. All calls kept confidential.
Weed Enthusiast busted for
DWI-drugs while driving stolen Chrysler
New York State Police report that on September 18, 2020, state police troopers responded to Mahogany Lane in Liberty, NY for a report of a stolen 1997 Chrysler Town and Country.
Troopers observed the vehicle traveling on Mahogany Lane and initiated a traffic stop. While interviewing the operator of the vehicle, Marissa J. Ghelberg, 21 of Liberty, N.Y., troopers determined that she was impaired by marihuana. Ghelberg was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Grand Larceny 4th degree, a felony. She was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court in front of Judge Bauman and issued an appearance ticket returnable on September 30, 2020, at 2 p.m.
Melissa A. Vansteenburgh arrested for Leandra’s Law and Endangering the Welfare of a Child
The New York State Police report that on October 9, 2020, troopers out of SP Elma arrested Melissa A. Vansteenburgh, age 44, of the town of Aurora NY, for Felony Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra’s Law and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Vansteenburgh was stopped on Bullis Rd in the town of Marilla after troopers observed her failing to maintain her lane.
During the traffic stop troopers detected the odor of alcohol.
Vansteenburgh was given standard field sobriety tests which she failed. Vansteenburgh had a passenger in the vehicle under the age of 16 and was subsequently arrested for Felony DWI under Leandra’s Law and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was transported to SP Elma where police say she refused to provide a breath sample. Vansteenburgh was printed, photographed, and processed. She was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Marilla Court on 10/27/20 at 6:00 P.M.
Phillip M Bulluck Busted for DWI
by New York State Police
On October 14, 2020, at 4:11 P.M., Troopers out of SP Batavia arrested Phillip M. Bulluck, 34 of Greece, NY for Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operator, and other vehicle and traffic infractions.
On October 14, 2020, Troopers stopped Bulluck on State Route 33 in the town of Bergen for traffic infractions. While interviewing Bulluck, an odor of alcoholic beverage was present. Bulluck was placed under arrest after failing multiple SFSTs and transported to SP Batavia for processing. Bulluck refused to submit to a chemical test to determine BAC.
Bulluck was issued traffic tickets returnable to the town of Batavia court for a later date in November 2020.
Sherriald Surrena III, 30, of Jamestown, for DWI
On October 15th, 2020, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Sherriald Surrena III, 30, of Jamestown, for Driving While Intoxicated. Surrena was pulled over on Route 394 in Kennedy for a traffic violation and after failing several SFSTs, Surrena was placed under arrest. Surrena was transported to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of .11. Surrena was then processed, issued tickets, and released. Surrena is scheduled to appear in the town of Poland Court later in the month.
Wrong Way Michelle Harrison charged with felony DWI
On October 13th, 2020, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Michelle Harrison, 39, of Jamestown, for Felony Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree. The Troopers pulled Harrison over for driving on the wrong side of the roadway and nearly causing a head-on collision on Martin Road in Jamestown. Harrison was placed under arrest after a preliminary investigation revealed that she was intoxicated. Harrison was transported to SP Jamestown where she refused to provide a breath sample.
Police say that a check of Harrison’s driving record revealed that her driving privileges in New York were currently suspended. Harrison was then processed and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Rachel E. Simon arrested for DWAI-Drugs in Almond
New York State Police report that on October 12, 2020, SP Amity Troopers arrested Rachel E. Simon, 33, of Wellsville, NY for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
Troopers investigating a complaint at a business on State Route 21 in the town of Almond determined Simon had been operating a vehicle while in an impaired condition. She failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene.
Simon was arrested and released with appearance tickets for Almond Town Court, where she is due to appear in November.
Lorraine S. Jandrew arrested for DWI
Police report that on October 10, 2020, New York State Police Machias Troopers arrested Lorraine S. Jandrew, 54, of Franklinville, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.
During a traffic stop on State Route 16 in the town of Franklinville, Jandrew was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication. Troopers determined she had been operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. She failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. Jandrew was then arrested and transported to SP Machias, where a chemical breath test revealed her to have a 0.13% BAC.
Jandrew was released with appearance tickets for Franklinville Town Court, where she is due to appear later this month.
Dakota A. King arrested for DWAI-Drugs in Carrollton after an interesting display of driving ability when careening into a ditch
On October 10, 2020, SP Olean Troopers arrested Dakota A. King, 25, of Eldred, PA, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
Troopers attempting to make a traffic stop on King’s vehicle observed King drive his vehicle into a ditch along Hillside Drive in the town of Carrollton. Troopers determined King had been operating a vehicle while in an impaired condition. He failed standardized field sobriety tests at the scene. King was then arrested and transported to SP Olean where he refused to submit to a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation.
King was released with an appearance ticket for Carrollton Town Court, where he is due to appear later this month.
Timothy D. Billings arrested for DWAI-Drugs after accident
On October 9, 2020, New York State Police Amity Troopers arrested Timothy D. Billings, 30, of Wellsville, NY, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
Troopers investigating a one-car accident on State Route 417 in the town of Wellsville determined Billings had been operating a vehicle while in an impaired condition. Police say that he was unable to complete standardized field sobriety tests at the scene due to injury. Billings was then arrested and transported to Jones Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was then transported to SP Amity where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation confirmed impairment.
Billings was released with an appearance ticket for Wellsville Town Court, where he is due to appear in November.
Rachel McCarthy busted for DWI
Police report that on October 11th, 2020, a Trooper from New York State Police Jamestown Barrack arrested Rachel McCarthy, 23, of Panama, for Driving While Intoxicated. McCarthy was pulled over on Crescent Street in Jamestown for a traffic violation and after failing several SFSTs, McCarthy was placed under arrest. McCarthy was transported to SP Jamestown where she provided a breath sample of .08. McCarthy was then processed, issued tickets, and released. McCarthy is scheduled to appear in the city of Jamestown Court later in the month.
Hometown Alleged DWI Driver Boozing Betty Desotell Only Endangered the People She Lives Near; 2nd time at Bat!
New York State Police report that on October 11, 2020, at approximately 2:38 a.m., State Police arrested 60-year-old Betty J. Desotell, of Plattsburgh, for DWI following a traffic stop on Evergreen Street in the town of Plattsburgh. Her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.10%. She was charged with Felony DWI due to a prior conviction for DWI within the preceding ten years. Desotell was released with tickets for the Plattsburgh Town Court.
More than double the legal limit for Stephen Grigg
On October 6, 2020, at approximately 9:34 p.m., State Police arrested 24-year-old Stephen F. Grigg of Massena, for DWI, following a traffic stop on State Highway 420 in the town of Norfolk. His blood-alcohol content was determined to be 0.20%. Grigg was charged with Aggravated DWI. He was released with tickets to appear in Norfolk Town Court at a later date.
Tipsy Thomas G. Wilcox has experienced with convictions of DWI, arrested again for felony DWI
On October 3, 2020, State Police report that they arrested 34-year-old Thomas G. Wilcox, of St. Regis Falls, for DWI following a traffic stop on North River Road in Saint Regis Falls at approximately 10:05 p.m. His blood-alcohol content was determined to be 0.13%. New York State Police report that he was also found to have been previously convicted of DWI in the preceding ten years in the town of Malone. Wilcox was charged with Felony DWI and released with tickets returnable to the Town of Waverly Court.
Blitzed, Stoned, and Too Buzzed to Realize She Wasn’t In Her Own Home; Melissa Guisewhite
Returns to DWI Court with New DWI
On September 29, 2020, at approximately 8 p.m., New York State Police report that they arrested 50-year-old Melissa Guisewhite of Tupper Lake, after she had driven herself to a residence that was not her own in Tupper Lake while heavily intoxicated, and fell asleep inside. Her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.19%. Guisewhite had been previously convicted of DWI in the preceding ten years. She was also found in possession of tramadol for which she did not have a prescription for. Guisewhite was charged with Felony DWI, Aggravated DWI, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree. She was released with tickets for the Tupper Lake Town Court.
Remember, this is the Peoples Republic of New York where they don’t even keep killers in jail, much less numbskulls like this woman behind bars.
Nicolas A. Lecuyer nearly three times the legal limit, but he did bag one highway sign with his side-view mirror
On September 29, 2020, at approximately 10 p.m., State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado on State Highway 37 in the village of Massena after the trooper witnessed the vehicle strike a sign on Parker Avenue, causing damage to the sign and the truck’s side-view mirror. The vehicle proceeded to keep driving, leaving the scene of the accident. The operator was identified as Nicolas A. Lecuyer, 30, of Massena. He was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. Lecuyer’s blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21%. Lecuyer was charged with Aggravated DWI and released with tickets returnable to the Village of Massena Court.
Repeat DWI Driver Cody Young Took his Donorcycle for a Spin While DWI; Cracked Up, Broken Leg – But He Did Win A Free Ride in Chopper!
On September 25, 2020, State Police arrested 31-year-old Cody J. Young of Gouverneur, following a motorcycle crash that occurred on September 19, 2020, at 1:33 a.m. on County Route 12 in Gouverneur. Young was traveling on County Route 12 when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He was airlifted to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Young sustained a fracture to his left femur and minor lacerations to his face.
Upon his release from the hospital, Young was charged by the New York State Police with Felony DWI, due to having a previous conviction for DWI in the preceding ten years, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree. Cody Young was arraigned in the Gouverneur Town Court and was released to reappear at a later date.