Pleasantville Court: First Appearance for Woman Who Drove Car into House; Warrant for Accused Trespasser

A glimpse inside the headquarters of justice in Pleasantville.

Here's a look at what happened during 's June 28 session. Criminal Court is in session every other Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Arraignment Completed for DWI Defendant

Kevin Fellmeth was arrested on May 20 and charged with Aggravated DWI.

The 39-year-old Pleasantville resident also faces a DWI charge and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the Third Degree, along with other vehicle and traffic violations.

On Tuesday, Fellmeth was arraigned and his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to all charges on his behalf.

Village Justice John Curley confirmed the defendant had previously surrendered his driver's license to the . Fellmeth's driving privilege has been suspended pending prosecution.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanza asked the defendant be evaluated for treatment purposes and the case was adjourned until July 12 at the defendant's request.

Woman Who Drove Car Into Home Granted Hardship App

Megan Ward, of Briarcliff Manor, faces a charge of DWI (BAC more than .08), Imprudent Speed and other vehicle and traffic infractions as a result of a May 23 arrest.

Ward, 28, was arrested after police said in the early hours of the morning.

Yesterday, her attorney asked she be permitted to drive to and from her job and her child to and from daycare while her license is suspended, pending prosecution.

Curley granted the hardship application, while DiCostanza requested Ward be evaluated by Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC).

The case was adjourned until July 26 at the defendant's request.

Klein Completes Community Services

Norwood, NJ, resident Daniel Klein submitted paperwork to the court yesterday indicating he had completed at a local library.

Klein, 22, was arrested on April 1 and charged with Exposure of a Person for allegedly urinating in public on Marble Avenue.

The case was adjourned on Tuesday for six months in contemplation of dismissal.

Counsel Assigned for Chappaqua DWI Defendant

David Cross, 57, is charged with DWI (BAC more than .08) as a result of a May 14 arrest.

Cross, of Chappaqua, was assigned counsel on Tuesday. His attorney entered a plea of not guilty to the three pending (two DWI-related, one vehicle and traffic violation) charges on his behalf.

Cross surrendered his license to the court, which is suspended pending prosecution, and was referred to TASC at the request of DiCostanza.

His attorney indicated he may seek alternative treatment by a certified local provider if TASC is backed up, in order to move the case along.

The case was adjourned to July 26 at the defendant's request.

Trespassing Defendant Doesn't Show

Margaretha Dericheloue, 48, is charged with Criminal Trespassing in the Third Degree as a result of a June 5 arrest.

Police arrested Dericheloue, a Manhattan resident, at approximately 9:57 p.m., in a Wheeler Avenue office building.

DiCostanza requested a warrant for her arrest be issued, which was granted by Curley.

Note: All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. All ages are representative of the date of arrest.


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