For Release: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
DEC Tickets 22 ATV Riders
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that 22 all terrain vehicle (ATV) riders were ticketed for illegally riding on state land in the town of Hancock (Delaware County) on October 8. A number of the riders were also charged with operating unregistered ATVs, bringing the total number of tickets to 33.
At about 12:30 p.m. on October 8, DEC Ranger Jason Seeley witnessed a large number of ATVs traveling in the town of Freemont Center in Sullivan County. Due to the large number of ATV riders, Ranger Seeley radioed for assistance and then set out in pursuit of the riders. Forest Rangers Joe Bink and Dave Meade, and Environmental Conservation Officer Scott Steingart responded to the request for assistance.
Following ATV tracks and interviewing witnesses, law enforcement officials were able to catch up to the riders on state land in the town of Hancock where the tickets were issued.
Riding an ATV illegally on state land and operating an unregistered ATV are both violations that are punishable by a fine of up to $150 (plus court costs) and/or up to 15 days in jail. The tickets are answerable in the town of Hancock Court on November 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The following individuals were ticketed:
Jose B. Alves (44) from Yonkers (Westchester County)
Stephen Balsamo (44) from Upper Black Eddy, PA
Francesco Caporale (44) from Yorktown Heights (Westchester County)
Roberto P. Capparelli (24) from White Plains (Westchester County)
Frank M. Cipriani (33) from Bronxville (Westchester County)
Gabe Cristofaro (29) from Yonkers (Westchester County)
Joseph Damiano Jr. (56) from Fairlawn, NJ
Nicholas V. Defonte (33) from Staten Island
Anthony G. Demuro (38) from Yonkers (Westchester County)
Elmer Gudiel (40) from Yonkers (Westchester County)
Joseph Hashim (33) from Yonkers (Westchester County)
Mark D. Katz (29) from Nanuet (Rockland County)
Craig Kornhauser (34) from Pearl River (Rockland County)
C. C. Larocca, (43) from Staten Island
Francesco Maffei (52) from Port Chester (Westchester County)
Massimo Maffei (45) from Harrison (Westchester County)
Brian Montevecchi (33) from Staten Island
Howard Pooler (40) from E. Stroudsburg, PA
Salvatore Reda, (43) from Mahopac (Putnam County)
Pasquale Rummo (51) form Bronx
Vinci J Saverio (22) from White Plains (Westchester County)
Joseph F. Vaccaro (33) from Ellenville (Ulster County)