CAMDEN – An off-duty Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputy injured a child and a woman after accidentally discharging the loaded handgun he had in his pocket while dining at a Camden restaurant last night, according to Trooper Jack Keller, Troop D Public Information Officer.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the Deputy was seated at a table at the Grape and Grog Restaurant on Taberg Street in Camden when he accidentally discharged one round from a handgun stored in his pocket. According to Keller, the round exited through the bottom of his pocket, through his pants, and ricocheted off the concrete floor.
DAVENPORT – A car was pushed into the path of an oncoming ambulance during a collision that injured four people on State Highway 23, according to a release by State Police, Troop-C.
An investigation at the scene of the accident revealed that a Pontiac G6 driven by Kevin L. Johnson, 56, Windham, was stopped waiting to turn left into the Mirabito when he was allegedly rear-ended by a Hyundai Veloster driven by Shaun M. Jones, 20, Davenport.
COOPERSTOWN – Casey Callahan’s 2017 conviction for murder in the second degree in the 2000 killing of his wife, Elizabeth Callahan, has been overturned by the Appellate Division, Third Department, according to a decision announced Friday.
“Because the evidence of the defendant’s guilt was not overwhelming, there must be a new trial,” the decision read.
“I was there to pick up drugs and money,” Meridy told county Judge John Lambert as part of the plea deal.
On Oct. 10, Meridy entered Robinson’s home on Head Road, Town of Worcester. Alleged to have accompanied him that night were, Dylan Robinson and Alex Borgreen, both 16, and Anais Soto, 17. All three have been charged as adults and are awaiting trial.
WALTON – A 15-year-old from The Bronx died Friday afternoon when he lost control of an ATV near here and and crashed into a tree, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department reports.
Responding to a 911 call, deputies and Walton firefighters and EMTs found the teen had lost control of the all-terrain vehicle on Iroquois Trail Road; it ran off the road and he was thrown from the ATV, Sheriff Craig DuMond said today.
The boy was not wearing a helmet, the sheriff said.
RICHFIELD SPRINGS – A Richfield Springs man was arrested after he allegedly threatened two teenagers with a knife, according to a release from State Police, Troop C.
Thomas A. Niznik, 45, allegedly approached two teenagers on James Street in the Village of Richfield Springs. The teens told the police that they had stopped when the chain broke on one of their bikes.
Shane M. Santiago, 26, Otego, was arrested by State Police Troop C after an investigation revealed he had allegedly been driving recklessly when the 2011 Ford Escape went off the roadway on County Highway 13 in Pittsfield.
“He was driving 85 miles per hour around a steep curve,” said District Attorney John Muehl.
SCHENEVUS – A state trooper, two adults and a child were hospitalized after a Richmondville woman, 32, failed to move over on Interstate 88, and smashed into the back of a stopped state police SUV hard enough to drive it into a third car that had been pulled over for a traffic stop, police report.
The trooper was from the Oneonta Barracks, Troop C, and the SUV’s lights were flashing when the accident occurred, police said. The third car was pushed back into the eastbound lane.
EXETER – Two teenagers were injured in an ATV crash in Exeter this afternoon, Robert O’Brien, director, Otsego County 911 has confirmed.
According to John Seamon, his granddaughter Brooke McCord, 16, was riding a large ATV with her boyfriend, Robbie Brykailo, 16 on Dan Seamon’s property near the intersections of County Routes 23 and 24 in Exeter. When they attempted to go over a four-foot jump, they crashed the ATV.
ONEONTA – One juvenile was arrested and a second is awaiting charges following 29 incidents where car tires were punctured and other personal property items were damaged last week in Oneonta’s East End.
In all, the juvenile, whose name was not released because of their age, was charged with 23 misdemeanors and six felonies after they allegedly slashed and punctured the tires of more than 20 vehicles on Fair Street, Hudson Street, Belmont Circle, North Belmont Circle, Forest Avenue and Rose Avenue.