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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Richfield

Police Investigating

Fatal Crash in Richfield

RICHFIELD – A Pennsylvania woman was killed on Route 20 in Richfield after her car drifted into the westbound lane and struck another car.

State Police allege that Jeanette M. Gilbeau, 47, Conneaut Lake, Penn., was driving a 2005 Nissan Murano eastbound as an escort vehicle for an oversize load when, for unknown reasons, she drifted into the westbound lane and struck a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado driven by John M. Templin, 37, Roseboom.

On April 17, 2017, at approx. 10:10 a.m., the New York State Police at Richfield Springs responded to an Otsego County 911 report of a two car motor vehicle accident on State Route 20, in the Town of Richfield, Otsego County.

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Cherry Valley Man Charged With Murder Conspiracy

Police: Cherry Valley Man

Tried To Hire Hitman

Danny Baldwin

CHERRY VALLEY – A Cherry Valley man was arrested after police alleged he tried to hire someone to commit a murder on his behalf.

State Police at Richfield Springs believed Danny Baldwin, 56, tried to hire someone earlier this month to intentionally cause the death of another person.

He was arrested this afternoon and charged with Conspiracy in the second degree, a class B felony, and arraigned before Town of Richfield Judge James M. Marzeski and remanded to the Otsego County Jail in lieu of $250,000.00 cash bail or $500,000.00 property bond.

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Girl Reported Missing From Oneonta Job Corps

Girl Reported Missing

From Oneonta Job Corps

Delany Ramos
Delany Ramos

ONEONTA – A 16-year-old girl is believed to have run away from the Oneonta Job Corps Academy early this morning and may be headed towards Rochester, according to state police.

Delany Ramos, a  student at Job Corps, was reported missing to police this morning.  She is Hispanic, about 5 feet tall, medium build and blonde hair.  It is unknown what she was wearing.

Anyone who has seen her or has information on her disappearance is asked to please call the New York State Police at (607) 432-3212.

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Pedestrian Struck By Car, Dies In Syracuse Hospital

Struck By Car, Teen

Life-Flighted, Dies

UNADILLA – A 15-year-old was struck by a car Monday evening while walking in Unadilla died this morning, according to State Police.

Edward A. McKinley II, 15, was walking in the westbound shoulder of Main Street in the Town of Unadilla when he was struck by a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe that was also traveling westbound.  Mr. McKinley was transported by helicopter to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with severe head and body injuries and succumbed to these injuries earlier today.

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Police Seek Tips On Stolen Truck

Police Seek Tips

On Stolen Truck

This 2013 Ford pickup truck was reported stolen and last seen near Binghamton on Sept. 22.
This 2013 Ford pickup truck was reported stolen and last seen near Binghamton Sept. 22.
State Police are looking to identify and interview the man in this photo
State Police are looking to identify and interview the man in this photo

ONEONTA – State police are looking to interview an unknown male seen in a surveillance video after a truck was stolen in Oneonta, and have asked the public for help.

A 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck, color gray, with New York registration 20811JV, was stolen from outside a home on Winney Hill Road at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22, troopers said. The vehicle was last seen around 3:30  a.m. southbound on Interstate 81 near Binghamton.

Surveillance footage from a camera near where the truck was parked picked up an image of an unknown male, and police are hoping to interview him.
Anyone with information regarding the stolen vehicle or unknown male please contact Troop C at Oneonta at (607) 432-4844/(607) 432-3211.

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Sidney Man Charged With Shooting Cow

Sidney Man Charged

With Shooting Cow

Cutting
Cutting

SIDNEY – State police have charged a 22-year-old Sidney man for shooting a cow.

On Tuesday, troopers at Sidney arrested Nevin D. Cutting, 22, for felonies of aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal mischief 2nd degree and the misdemeanor of illegally discharging a firearm.

The officers alleged that on Sept. 19, they responded to the report of a dead cow found near Pine Hill State Land in the Town of Sidney.

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Two Arrested In Drug Bust At Budget Inn

Two Arrested After

Drug Bust At Budget Inn

30 bags of heroin and 23 bags of crack cocaine were seized during a drug bust at the Budget Inn on Southside
30 bags of heroin and 23 bags of crack cocaine were seized during a drug bust at the Budget Inn on Southside
Rameara Sample
Rameara Sample
Dale Rogers
Dale Rogers

ONEONTA – 30 bags of heroin and 23 bags of crack cocaine were seized and two people arrested in a raid this morning at the Budget Motel on Southside.

Dale K. Rogers, 24 and Rameara N. Sample, 26, both of Brooklyn, were arrested after a joint investigation with the Oneonta Police, State Police and Delaware County Sheriff’s Department into illegal narcotics trafficking in and around the city of Oneonta.

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Car Hits Tractor Trailer; I-88 Closed Between Exit 12/13

Car Strikes Tractor-Trailer;

I-88 Shut Between Exit 12/13

A tractor trailer caught on fire after an accident between I-88 Exits 12/13 in Oneonta.
A tractor trailer caught on fire after an accident between I-88 Exits 12/13 in Oneonta.
The car involved in the accident swerved to avoid hitting a deer, according to State Police
The car involved in the accident swerved to avoid hitting a deer, according to State Police

ONEONTA –  A car swerved to miss hitting a dead deer and ended up hitting a tractor-trailer in an accident on I-88 earlier this morning.

With the eastbound lane of I-88 near Oneonta closed for construction, the westbound lane has been split for traffic.

According to state police, a car driving westbound swerved to avoid hitting a deer carcass in the middle of the road, but over-corrected and drove into the eastbound lane. The car struck the tractor-trailer behind the cab, starting a fire that consumed the entire truck.

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Otego Woman Found With Heroin, Runs From Cops

Otego Woman Found With

Heroin, Runs From Cops

Jacqueline Graves
Jacqueline Graves

OTEGO – A woman charged with DUI and possessing heroin tried running from State Troopers before she was arrested in Otego.

Yesterday afternoon, troopers allegedly observed Jacqueline Graves, 30, Otego crossing a road hazard as she was driving on State Route 7 in the Town of Otego.  An investigation determined that she was driving while impaired by drugs, but when troopers told her she was under arrest, Graves pulled away and ran a short distance before being grabbed by the trooper again.

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Sheriff Releases Photos of Robbery Suspect

SILENT ALARM ALERTED POLICE

Sheriff Releases Photos

Of NBT Robbery Suspect

The suspect strides across the lobby of NBT's Edmeston branch this morning in this video released by the Otsego County Sheriff's Department.
The suspect strides across the lobby of NBT’s Edmeston branch this morning in this video released by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department.  If you think you recognize him, call the sheriff’s department at (607) 547-4273.

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

Here's a closeup of the suspect at a teller station.
Here’s a closeup of the suspect at a teller station.

EDMESTON – The Otsego County Sheriff’s Department a few minutes ago released surveillance photos from this morning’s robbery at NBT Bank’s branch here.

The suspect is being described as mid-late 20s, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, with a tall, thin build.  He was last seen wearing light colored pants, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored shoes, a dark colored knit hat and dark rimmed glasses.

The suspect allegedly entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

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