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State Police witness break-in and subdue man at Copake Lake home

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COPAKE LAKE–State Police at Livingston charged a Craryville man with several break-ins after allegedly catching him in the act of committing another one, April 28.

Jordan Gryner, 21, was charged with five counts of second degree burglary, possession of burglar’s tools and resisting arrest.

Police were looking into numerous break-ins at a Copake Lake residence during the past week, in which more than $800 cash was swiped. Officers were lying in wait Thursday night, when they watched Mr. Gryner use a pry bar, flashlight and latex gloves to forcibly enter the residence and steal cash.

Confronted by authorities, Mr. Gryner struggled with them and the officers then used a Taser to subdue him and took him into custody.

He was arraigned in Copake Court before Justice John Spencer and was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bail bond. He was slated to reappear at a later date.

Greenport

Richard A. Marsters, 60, of Palenville was charged with public lewdness and three counts endangering the welfare of a child by State Police at Livingston, May 4.

For two months, investigators have been looking into a report about a man exposing himself to young children in the Walmart store. On February 24, during the early evening hours, the man, identified as Mr. Marsters, reportedly exposed himself in the main section of the store to three girls, ages 10, 12 and 15, whose mother notified State Police.

The Walmart Asset Protection Unit assisted State Police in the investigation and the Walmart video surveillance was also featured on Liz Bishop’s CBS 6 “Perp Patrol” TV news. Mr. Marsters was arraigned in Greenport Court before Justice Robert Brenzel and was committed to jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. He is to reappear May 16.

New Lebanon

David Ferrell, 20, of Dalton, MA, was charged with fourth degree criminal possession a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana by Trooper Nicholas Lombardi during a traffic stop on Canaan Road, April 24.

The trooper pulled Mr. Ferrell over after seeing him driving at night without his headlights on. He found Mr. Ferrell to have switchblade knife and marijuana.

He will answer charges in the New Lebanon Court.

Drugs/alcohol

The following face drug- and/or alcohol charges:

*Sarah Ellers, 28, of Chatham was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana by State Police at Kinderhook, March 25. Troopers say Ms. Ellers was in her car parked behind a closed business in Kinderhook. When troopers went to check on her, they found her to be intoxicated and to possess less than 25 grams of marijuana. She was released with tickets to appear in Kinderhook Town Court.

*Francine Segreti, 50, of Germantown was charged with driving while intoxicated by Trooper Nicholas Lombardi, March 25. The trooper, who was looking for a hit and run driver in an unrelated case, was watching traffic on State Route 22 near Queechy Lake Drive when he saw a PT Cruiser drive across the grass at the entrance of the Berkshire Farm Center in Canaan. He found that the driver, Ms. Segreti, was intoxicated. A test revealed she had a .08% blood alcohol concentration. She was ticketed to appear in Canaan Court.

* Heather Broyles, 23, of Pittsfield, MA was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding and failure to dim headlights by Trooper Matthew Konkle, during a traffic stop on Route 20, New Lebanon, March 27 at 5:21 a.m. Ms. Boyles’ blood alcohol content tested at .12%. She was ticketed to appear in New Lebanon Court.

*Crystal Bridgeham, 19, of Craryville was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, illegal signal and inadequate license plate lamp by Deputies Brendan Filli and Jason Garvey during a traffic stop on Knickerbocker Avenue, Greenport, March 27 at 2:34 a.m. She was released with traffic tickets directing her to appear in Greenport Court.

*Kim Jani, 46, of Hoosick Falls was charged with operating a motor vehicle while ability impaired by drugs, speed in zone and unregistered motor vehicle by Deputy Brendan Filli during a traffic stop on Route 22,New Lebanon, March 27 at 8:01 p.m. She was directed to appear in the New Lebanon Court.

*Brandi Cuyler, 32, of Hudson was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating  a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08% and speed in zone by Deputies Brendan Filli and Jason Garvey during a traffic stop on State Route 9G, Hudson, March 27 at 4:19 a.m. Ms. Cuyler was released with traffic tickets to appear in Hudson Court and was turned over to a third party.

*Christopher Hoime, 45, of Pittsfield, MA was charged with driving while intoxicated by Trooper Bryan Cloutier during a traffic stop on Route 20, West Lebano, March 30. Mr. Hoime tested at a .09% blood alcohol concentration and was ticketed to appear in New Lebanon Court.

*Ashley A. Steuerwald, 27, of Philmont was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08%, inadequate safety glass and speed in zone by Deputies Brendan Filli and Michael Stelling during a traffic stop on County Route 29 (Spook Rock Road), Greenport, April 3 at 4:02 a.m. She was issued traffic tickets directing her to appear in Greenport Court.

To contact Diane Valden email dvalden@columbiapaper.com.

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