Couple Arrested When CPS Finds Drugs, Weapons During Child Welfare Check

Couple Arrested When

CPS Finds Drugs, Weapons

During Child Welfare Check

MIDDLEFIELD – A CPS complaint lead to the arrest of a Middlefield couple after state police allegedly found an eight month old child living in the home with loaded weapons and drugs present.

According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, Samantha P. Jicha, 22 and Zachary A. Mumbulo,  21, both of Middlefield, were arrested after a hotline tip to Otsego County Child Protective Services requested a welfare check on the infant at the couple’s residence on Blacks Road. When police arrived, they allegedly found loaded weapons marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

The infant was removed from the scene and placed with a relative, and Jicha and Mumbulo were charged with the misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Jicha is set to appear in Middlefield court on July 8, and Mumbulo will appear in Middlefield court on July 3.


2 thoughts on “Couple Arrested When CPS Finds Drugs, Weapons During Child Welfare Check

  1. Fred lite

    melessia decker and Christopher berelta have been doing this for years and everyone ignores it they live with there mother on otsego street in oneonta ny

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