At 8:55 PM Friday Monticello officers on patrol observed Ward walking on Forestburg road in the Village of Monticello. Officers were aware that the Village of Liberty Police on a bench warrant wanted Ward. Officers then arrested Ward on the warrant. While being processed in the Monticello Police station officers observed Ward attempting to swallow a plastic baggie in his mouth. Officers were able to recover the baggie, which was found to contain marihuana. Officers also recovered a Sears’s credit card from Ward’s wallet and a receipt from a local convenience. The credit card had been reported stolen from a resident of Glen Spey. Ward had also used the stolen credit card to make a purchase of tobacco products at the convenience store by forging the signature of the credit card owner.
Ward was arraigned before Town of Thompson justice Martin Miller and remanded to the Sullivan county jail without bail pending further court action. Ward is currently on parole in NYS until May 18, 2015 for a prior conviction of burglary in the 3rd degree.
According to authorities, onn Monday August 5, 2013 at approximately 9:30 AM Bolden was involved in a dispute with a 38 year-old Florida woman who is a relative of Bolden’s.
The incident took place at a residence in the village of Monticello. During the dispute Bolden struck the woman several times in the head and face with a closed fist. The victim sustained a fractured nose as a result of the assault and was transported to Catskill Regional Medical Center by mobile medic ambulance for treatment.
Bolden was arrested on Thursday by Monticello Police officers on an arrest warrant after he was observed walking on Broadway.
Bolden was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail on $500.00 bail pending further court action.
At 12:55 PM Wednesday Monticello police responded to a reported disturbance between Keysaw and Irelan in room #29 of the Heritage Inn on Broadway in the village of Monticello. Upon arrival of officers, screaming, yelling and the breaking of glass could be heard coming from inside the defendant’s room. When officers entered the room, the two were fighting with each other and property of the motel had been damaged. Drug paraphernalia was also in plain sight of the officers.
Both defendants were then arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree and misdemeanors for criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminally using drug paraphernalia, obstructing governmental; administration, resisting arrest, criminal mischief in the 4th degree and violation of unlawful possession of a marihuana.
While being placed in police vehicles Irelan kicked Officer David Lindsay in the groin and Keysaw attempted to kick out the windows of a police vehicle. Irelan was additionally charged with felony-attempted assault in the 2nd degree.
A warrant was issued for the room and police recovered 67 decks of heroin, drug packaging materials, hypodermic syringes and a small quantity of marihuana.
Keysaw and Irelan were arraigned in the Town of Forestburg justice court before judge Mary Jean Carroll and remanded to the Sullivan County jail on $40,000.00 bail each pending further court action.
The Sullivan county district attorney office assisted Monticello Police during the investigation.
A State Police Investigation revealed that Pinero sent an indecent photograph via his cell phone to a 14 year old female’s cell phone and requested her to take a taxi to meet him for a potential sexual encounter.
Pinero was arrested and processed at State Police in Liberty for the above charges and arraigned in the Town of Fallsburg court. He was committed to the Sullivan County Jail without bail.
On February 8, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m., the State Police received a report of an altercation at a residence on Back Shandelee Rd in the Town of Rockland. The occupant of the residence reported that two males had left the scene in a pickup. The pickup was seen on Rte 17 in Livingston Manor where both occupants fled on foot. Thomas was located inside a diner and taken into custody. Morton was tracked to a nearby apartment complex by State Police K9 “Avery” and taken into custody. Further investigation revealed that the pickup truck used by the defendants contained proceeds from a burglary reported to State Police on February 6th. The proceeds included a rifle, two flatscreen televisions, assorted power tools truck and that they were armed with a rifle. Troopers located the vehicle traveling on Old and electronic equipment.
Thomas and Morton were arraigned in the Town of Rockland Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail with no bail set for Thomas and $5,000 bail set for Morton.
Bolden was arrested following an investigation in fraudulent paperwork filed by Bolden with the New York State Children and Family services on August 1, 2012 regarding child care custody.
It is alleged that Bolden did knowingly defraud and deceive the New York State office of Children and Family services by submitting an enrollment form for provider of legally exempt family child care and an application for legally exempt in home child care by stating he never had been convicted of a crime in New York State when in fact has been convicted of several crimes in New York State.
Bolden was remanded to the Sullivan county jail without bail pending further court action.
Liberty Police responded and arrested the 18 year old female who was attempting to pass the fraudulent prescription in an attempt to obtain narcotic pain medication.
The female was charged with Forgery in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree, both felonies. She was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Court and remanded to the Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $1000.
Monticello police arrested Cordell Smith (48) of Monticello on Friday June 8, 2012. Smith was charged with felonies for assault in the 2nd degree, attempted rape in the 1st degree, strangulation in the 1st degree and unlawful imprisonment in the 1st degree. He was also charged with misdemeanors for resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree.
At 5:00 am that morning Monticello police responded to a report of an assault in progress in a residence at the Shaker Heights apartment complex in the village of Monticello. Upon the arrival of Sgt. Daniel Oldfield and po Michael Davis they could hear a 42 year-old female screaming for help as smith who was an acquaintance was actively assaulting her. Officers were forced to kick in the front door of the apartment. Upon gaining entry smith was observed striking and beating the victim with his fists. Smith disregarded the officer’s verbal commands to stop assaulting the victim. Police officer Davis then utilized a taser to stop the assault and subdue smith. The victim was transported to CRMC. by mobile medic ambulance for serious facial injuries. Further investigation showed that smith had beaten and choked the victim for nearly an hour. Smith had also attempted to sexually assault her. Smith was also found to be in possession of a crack pipe.
Smith was arraigned arraignment in the village of Monticello justice court and remanded to Sullivan County Jail on $50,000 bail.
At 9:25 pm Monticello police k-9 officer john calvello Jr. stopped a vehicle on Sturgis Road for vehicle and traffic violations in which Steel was a passenger . Upon further investigation and a pat down search of Steel, officers located 10 decks of heroin hidden in a sock.
Steel was remanded to the Sullivan County jail without bail pending further court action.
On Wednesday a Sullivan County grand jury indicted Ryder on Murder and Forgery charges. He is alleged to have killed Mucci on April 26, 2011 and in an attempt to dispose of the body, burned her and dismembered her body dumping it across different locations.
The forgery charges come from his alleged use of the woman’s credit card in the days following her death and charging items at a local Wal-Mart.
If convicted, Ryder faces up to 25 years to life in prison. He is presently in the Sullivan County Jail.