Contempt, DWI, drugs and larceny

Criminal contempt

Glen K. Thorne, 40, of Saugerties, was arrested Saturday, October 15 at 3:37 p.m. by state police at Catskill and charged with one count of second-degree criminal contempt and five counts of aggravated harassment, misdemeanors. The amount of bail was not disclosed, nor was whether or not he posted bail.


Grand larceny

Samantha Leonetti, 36, of 2310 state Route 32, Saugerties, was arrested Thursday, October 13 at 2:30 p.m. by town of Ulster police and charged with grand larceny, a felony. Police said Leonetti was apprehended by Target loss prevention personnel after she was observed removing merchandise, valued at $1,255.77, and passing all points of sale. She was released pending an appearance in Ulster Town Court.



Jessica M. Baker, 28, of West Saugerties, was arrested Wednesday, October 12 at 10:10 p.m. by state police at Ulster and charged with drug manufacturing related paraphernalia, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanors; operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and having a controlled substance in non-original container, a violation. She was held pending further proceedings.




Three this week:

  • Anthony N. Cimorelli, 22, of Saugerties, was arrested Sunday, October 16 at 12:37 a.m. by town of Saugerties police and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, following a traffic stop on Blue Mountain Road. He was released on $500 cash bail pending appearance in Saugerties Town Court.
  • Peter J. Pelletieri, 47, of Mount Marion, was charged at 12:48 a.m. Friday, October 14 with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, by Town of Saugerties Police during a traffic stop on Partition St. in the Village of Saugerties. Pelletieri also was charged with failure to keep right, a traffic infraction, and released on an appearance ticket for Village of Saugerties Court at a later date.
  • Patricia O’Hara, 69, of 151 Main St., Saugerties, was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent by Ulster County Sheriff’s Department at 12:04 a.m. on Friday, October 14 on Ulster Ave. in the village of Saugerties. Police said O’Hara was observed driving erratically and driving over curbs before she was stopped. She was released on tickets to appear in Village of Saugerties Court.



Paul G. Fowler, 48, Saugerties, was arrested by Saugerties Town Police Thursday, October 13 at 5:34 a.m. and charged with contempt, a misdemeanor. Police said he violated an active order of protection by threatening the protected party. He was released on an appearance ticket.


Another Kingston conviction

An Ulster County jury last Tuesday found Jermaine “Maino” Nicholas guilty on all four counts of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to kill a witness to an alleged gang shooting.

In a small courtroom before an anxious group of Nicholas’ relatives, the jury forewoman spoke in a whisper as she pronounced the 24-year-old alleged member of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods gang guilty of conspiracy, intimidating a witness, tampering with a witness and criminal facilitation. He faces up to 25 years in state prison when he’s sentenced December 7.

Nicholas is the fourth man convicted in the Feb. 9, 2010 murder of Charles “C.J.” King Jr., who was shot in the head and arm on Cedar Street minutes after Nicholas called fellow Sex Money Murder gangbangers to tell them that he had spotted King at a deli.

Prosecutors say that gang associate Trevor “Little T” Mattis shot King to prevent him from testifying against his brother, Jarrin “Phat Boy” Rankin.

At the time of the murder, Rankin was locked in the Ulster County jail awaiting trial on weapons and assault charges for the November 2009 shooting of an alleged Crips gang member who confronted him with a sawed-off shotgun. King witnessed the gun battle and testified about the incident to an Ulster County grand jury. Mattis and alleged gang leader Gary “G Money” Griffin were convicted in April on counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Rankin was convicted in June on charges of conspiracy and sentenced to 25 years in prison. A fifth alleged gang member, Rondy “Ski” Russ, faces trial on conspiracy charges later this year.

Additional reporting by Jesse J. Smith

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