COLUMBUS – Troopers from the Oneonta Barracks deployed at Unadilla Motorcross responded at 8:53 p.m. Friday to a report a pedestrian had been struck by a car on nearby Route 8.
They then arrested the driver, Edward D. Burnett, 31, of Utica, for vehicular assault in the second degree, and for DWI while two passengers in the car were under 15, according to a press release from Troop C.
COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown investor Tom Lagan, 61, pleaded guilty in federal court in Albany today to allegations he and a partner benefited from processing the estate of Warren and Pauline Bruggeman, Albany area philanthropists and RPI benefactors, the Times Union is reporting.
Lagan, who was an investor in the 2015 downtown Cooperstown hotel project that was eventually abandoned, entered his plea before Senior U.S. District Judge Lawrence Kahn. He remains free pending sentencing, the newspaper reported.
ONEONTA – An Oneonta woman who was reported missing by her family was located by state troopers in Binghamton over the weekend.
According to a press release, troopers made contact by phone with Amanda Lee Chandler, 27, Oneonta, who was reported missing by her family on July 20. The trooper stayed on the line with her until a trooper in Binghamton was able to check on her. Troopers determined she was in good health and not in any danger.
Richard C. Abbate, 18, allegedly broke into the building after 11 p.m. last night and stole items from several offices, including a laptop from the Ommegang’s business office and meat from the Green Cow butcher shop. He also allegedly took money from an office, and damaged several doors, including at Upstate Companies.
ONEONTA – State police here arrested a Cooperstown area father and daughter for DWI under Leandra’s Law and for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
At 10: 26 p.m. July 17, Troopers arrested Maegan J. Thaxton, 31, of Cooperstown, for the felony of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with child 15 or Under as Passenger (Leandra’s Law). She was also charged with the misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and issued tickets for Inadequate Lights, No Restraint or Lap Harness and Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test.
UNADILLA – A 69-year-old Unadilla woman was critically injured Saturday when she was struck by a Jeep that drifted into the shoulder where she was walking, Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, reported.
Susan Haney was walking southbound on the east shoulder of County Route 4 when she was allegedly struck by a 2007 Jeep Patriot driven by Nicole L. Wilber, 34, Unadilla, who was driving north. According to police, the passenger-side headlight and mirror struck Haney, who was then thrown several feet onto the shoulder.
ONEONTA – Cheeseburger, the cat, survived last night’s apartment fire and was reunited with her owner, Matthew Baker, 26, today.
Baker’s landlord, Darren Cooke, found Cheeseburger hiding in a bedroom closet of the second-story Mayrose apartment on Lewis Street when he went in today to look for her. The cat was shaken but unharmed.
“I’m just elated,” said JoanAnn Omelia, Baker’s aunt, who, along with her daughter ErinMarie Omelia, went to the complex last night to help. “Darren gave me the thumb’s up after he found her. I was waiting outside.”
ONEONTA – Oneonta firefighters were able to resuscitate a cat rescued from the fire in the Mayrose Apartment complex on Lewis Avenue this evening.
“She was pretty much dead when we found her,” said Capt. Rob Latourette. “I gave her oxygen and she revived quickly.”
The cat, named Oreo, is owned by Matt Baker, a resident of the apartment, was also treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. Baker, 26, managed to rescue his three guinea pigs, which are in the care of a neighbor.
A second cat, a cream-colored female named Cheeseburger, was not located in the apartment, and is believed to have run out the door when the fire broke out and is still missing.
SPRINGFIELD – A Town of Springfield home will “probably be deemed a total loss” after multiple fire departments spent four hours last night battling a fire at the residence, according to Art Klinger of Otsego County Emergency Services.