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Police & Fire

Man Arrested After Car Hits Milford Home

Man Arrested After Car

Runs Into Milford Home

A car crashed through the Jones’ family home in Milford early Sunday morning. (Photo Contributed by Tammy Jones)

MILFORD – A 63-yearold Fort Plain man was arrested and charged with DWI after he drove his car into the kitchen of Tammy and Barry Jones

According to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, Ray Agard was operating a car traveling north on State Highway 28 when he lost control of the vehicle and exited the right shoulder, striking a snow bank. His vehicle continued off the roadway before coming to rest in the Jones home at 124 North Main Street in Milford.

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Car Crashes Through Jones Family Home

Car Crashes Into

Jones Family Home

A car crashed through the Jones’ family home in Milford early this morning. (Photo Contributed by Tammy Jones)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Russ Jones shows the damage to the outside of his parents’ house on Route 28 in Milford. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

MILFORD – Tammy and Barry Jones were awoken at 1 this morning by a loud crash in the kitchen of their home on Route 28 in Milford.

“It was a rude awakening,” said Tammy. “There was a car right in front of our dishwasher.”

According to Tammy, the driver of the car first tried to back out, then asked them to help him leave. “Then he asked if he could use our bathroom,” she said. “And I called 911.”

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Three Arrested For Cocaine, LSD

Three Arrested For

Possessing Coke, LSD

ONEONTA – Three men were arrested Tuesday night after Oneonta police executed a search warren at 300 Main Street and allegedly found cocaine and LSD in the residence.

Timothy A. Baron, 37, Mark J. Fategoni, 55 and Zachery E. Meegan, 28 were all arrested and charged with possessing cocaine. Meegan was also allegedly in possession of LSD, and $9,500 in cash was also seized. Police were assisted by the Otsego County Sheriffs Department’s K9 Unit.

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Amphetamines, Xanax Killed SUNY Student

Amphetamines, Xanax

Killed SUNY Student

Daniel Michaels

ONEONTA – A final autopsy report, released by Oneonta Police, showed that “multiple drug toxicity” caused the Dec. 2 death of SUNY Oneonta freshman Daniel W. Michaels, 18.

The report determined the “manner of death was accident” by “mixed drug toxicity,” showing amphetamines, ethanol, alprazolam (Xanax) & marijuana.

The investigation into the death is continuing.

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Guilford Teen Killed In Accidental Shooting

Guilford Teen Killed

In Accidental Shooting

GUILFORD – A 16-year-old male was killed when another teen boy accidentally shot him, according to reports.

State police are investigating the shooting, which occurred Friday morning on County Road 35 in the town of Guilford. Police have said there is no threat to the public, and that the shooting appears to be accidental. The investigation is ongoing.

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‘Special Prosecutor’ Sought To Investigate Case Of Sheriff’s Son

BULLETIN

‘Special Prosecutor’

Sought To Investigate

Case Of Sheriff’s Son

County Board Committee Issues

Report On Devlin Father, Son

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – A committee of the Otsego County Board of Representatives today recommended that the district attorney appoint a “special prosecutor” to investigate county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr., and his son Ros, suspended from his prison-guard job since January.

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“An objective prosecutor is needed to properly evaluate whether criminal charges are warranted,” the Public Safety & Legal Affairs Committee recommended in a report released this morning.

Asked a few minutes ago if he intended to recuse himself, Devlin replied, “absolutely not … I’ve had no contact with the leadership of this board and I have no trust in the leadership of this board.”

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TRAGEDY EVOKES HOLIDAY SADNESS

TRAGEDY EVOKES

HOLIDAY SADNESS

At a time when most of us are preparing for a Christmas celebration surrounded by loved ones, a tragedy occurred in Laurens, with the son of a family charged in the shooting deaths of his parents. Original reporting and photographs appear in this week’s Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal. On the editorial page, learn about the questions posed by Dr. Gerald Benjamin’s presentation, “County Manager v. County Executive.” And in theAllOTSEGO.life section, catch up with the Hayen family of Tilley Avenue, Oneonta, which last year decorated their house with more holiday lights than Clark Griswold accomplished in the 1989 movie, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” This and more in this week’s editions, on newsstands across Otsego County this afternoon.
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Missing Hunter Found Dead

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Missing Hunter Found Dead

HARPERSFIELD – Carl Weaver, 77, who went missing after telling friends he was going hunting at Titus Lake Road, was found dead this afternoon.

Weaver, of State Route 10, Hyndsville in the Town Of Seward, was last seen Sunday evening after he told relatives he was going hunting. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was located at Titus Lake Road in the Town of Harpersfield, Delaware County.

This is a developing story.

Please check back later for details.

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