Oneonta Vets Club Commander Len Carson, at right in top photo, and Adjutant Gary Ballard lower the flag at the end of last evening’s Flag Day commemoration at the Oneonta Elks Club. At left, Fire Chief Pat Pigeon delivers remarks to the gathering on the lawn in front of the Chestnut Street facility. Flag Day was created by the Benevolent Protect Order of Elks in 1907, and lodges nationally organize commemorations annually on July 14. (Linda Herring photo for www.AllOTSEGO.com)
ONEONTA – An Oneonta man was arrested after police allegedly found him in possession of cocaine worth more than $5,000.
Aaron M. Willey, 31, was arrested Tuesday, June 13 after Oneonta City police, with the assistance of the state police and Department of Corrections, served a search warrant at his residence at 5106 State Highway 23, lot 82 in the Town of Oneonta. Police allegedly found 1.99 ounces of powder cocaine with a street value in excess of $5,000, as well as $2,472 in various denominations of US currency.
ONEONTA – Following a national search, SUNY Oneonta has selected Jennifer Fila to serve as the college’s next University Police Department chief, the college
Fila, who will begin on July 12, has more than 19 years of policing experience, most recently with the University Police Department SUNY Albany, most recently as deputy chief.
A search committee reviewed nearly 70 applications, conducted several telephone interviews and narrowed down the candidate pool to four finalists.
Hartwick Justice Forwards Case
For Grand Jury Consideration
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to AllOTSEGO.com
HARTWICK – After chilling descriptions of last Friday’s deadly tableau on a dirt road in New Lisbon, Town Justice Glenn Schilling this evening ordered the case against Perry J. Webb, 59, forwarded for an Otsego County grand jury to consider felony charges.
And Webb’s lawyer, Andrew Puritz, Oneonta, asked – and the judge ordered – that the suspect undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
But the dramatic highpoint of the evening had come 20 minutes before, when Deputy Sheriff Christopher A. Solovich testified about responding at 8:45 p.m. on June 2 to a “suspicious incident” on 393 Wheat Road, New Lisbon.
The sole lawman arrived at the wooded lot as darkness fell to discover a dead body under a tarp and a second man, “holding his head, rocking back and forth” and moaning – “he appeared he was in pain,” Solovich said.
Suspect Facing Murder Count
NEW LISBON – One New Lisbon man is dead and another in the county jail today on charges of murder, second degree, and assault, Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reported a few minutes ago.
At 8:47 p.m. last evening, a 911 call was received from Perry J. Webb, 59, and deputies and state troopers were dispatched to a home on 393 Wheat Road, Devlin said in a press release.
On arriving, a deputy found one man dead – Arthur R. Bellinger, 63, who lived at 393 Wheat – and another man injured, as well as Webb. The preliminary investigation, Devlin said, indicated Webb had assaulted both victims, Bellinger fatally.
NEW LISBON – Otsego County Sheriff’s deputies have taken a man into custody following the death of a 63-year-old man at his home in the Town of New Lisbon.
Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. said that a call came in to Otsego County 911 around 8:45 p.m. and that deputies were sent to the scene, where they found the 63 year old man deceased of a suspected homicide. A suspect was later taken into custody.