NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
Town of Catskill - On January 20, 2022 at approximately 12:52 a.m., State Police Catskill stopped a 2003 Mercedes Benz 320 in violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law on State Route 23 in the town of Catskill. While speaking with the operator of the vehicle, Crawford Boice, 28 of Ancran, NY appeared to be impaired. Troopers had him exit the vehicle. Troopers determined that Boice was impaired by drugs and he was subsequently arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs A check of the vehicle revealed that the vehicle registration was suspended. A search of the vehicle yielded 1.1 grams of cocaine, MDMA pills (Ecstasy) and 35 grams of cannabis oil. Boice and his passenger Brad Hapeman, age 48 from Hudson, NY were both charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, a felony. Hapeman was also charged with the felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree.
Boice and Hapeman were arraigned in front of Town Justice Paolino. Boice was released on an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance with a return date for the Town of Catskill Court on February 3, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
Hapeman was remanded to Greene County Jail without bail. He has a return date of January 25, 2022 at 4:30 pm to the Town of Catskill Court.