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Teen Killed In Walton ATV Crash

Bronx Teen Killed

In Walton ATV Crash

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.

Sheriff: Man Allegedly Harassed Victim From Jail

From Jail, Accused Keeps On

Harassing Victim, Sheriff Says

UNADILLA – The man arrested twice on Easter Sunday for allegedly violating an order of protection allegedly called the victim from the Delaware County Jail, according to Sheriff Crag DuMond.

Dennis P. Lafferty, Jr. 38, was arrested after Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies received a complaint from an Otsego County domestic violence victim who reported receiving a phone call from Lafferty at the Delaware County Correctional Facility, where he was being housed for the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.

Logging Truck Overturns In Delhi


Logging Truck

Flips In Delhi

A logging truck overturned on a snowy Delaware County Route 2 on Monday. The driver was uninjured, but the road was closed for several hours as Sheriff’s Deputies worked to clear the road.

DELHI – A Delhi road was shut down for several hours after a logging truck driven by an Oneontan overturned on slush-covered roads Monday evening, the Delaware County sheriff reported today.

According to Sheriff Craig DuMond, David Stanton, 35, Oneonta, was driving the tractor-trailer on East Terry Clove Road when the trailer, loaded with logs, jack-knifed on the slush covered roadway and partially rolled onto its side as Stanton made a left turn onto Route 2.

Oneonta UPS Worker Helps Stop Scam


Oneonta UPS Worker

Helps Stop Online Scam

ONEONTA – An employee at the Oneonta UPS store on Southside helped stop a victim from sending thousands of dollars to what turned out to be a scam artist, according to Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond.

DuMond’s department was contacted by an elderly bank customer who had responded to a pop-up notification on their computer, stating that the machine was in need of repair.

When the “mark” responded, the scammer was able to gain control of the computer’s operating system, and convince the victim to share personal financial account information, allowing access to the victim’s financial account on-line, then locking and restricting the victim’s access to the computer.

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