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Police: Drunk Driver Hit Motorcyclist

Troopers: Drunk Driver

Hit Oneonta Motorcyclist

ONEONTA – A Mount Vision woman was arrested and charged with DWI after she allegedly struck a 78-year-old motorcyclist on Oneida Street.

According to Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations officer, Cristina J. Tilton, 54, was traveling east on Oneida when she began turning left onto Country Club Road and into the path of a motorcycle being driven by Donald O. Fredenburg, 78, Oneonta, who was traveling west n Oneida Street.

Two More Arrested In Walmart Vandalism

Two Men Arrested

In Walmart Vandalism

ONEONTA – State police have arrested the other two men accused of vandalizing the Walmart craft aisle in early January.

Jamie R. Sophie, 21, and Nathaniel Rubera 21, both of Unadilla, were arrested and charged with the felony of Criminal Mischief in the third degree and the misdemeanor of Conspiracy in the fifth degree for allegedly entering the store on Jan. 8, and opening bottles craft paint to damage more than $250 worth of merchandise in the fabric and craft aisles.

Walton Man Charged With DWI, Walmart Vandalism

Walton Man Charged With

DWI, Walmart Vandalism

ONEONTA – One of the three men wanted for allegedly vandalizing the Walmart fabric aisle with craft paint was arrested and charged with DWI over the weekend, according to Trooper Aga Dembinska, public relations officer, Troop C.

Devin K. Castillo, 19, Walton was arrested in Sidney Center after troopers received a complaint of a car rolled over on Main Street in Sidney Center at 3:36 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 11. When troopers arrived, they saw that four cars had been damaged, as well as a utility pole.

Man Charged With Drunk Driving, Leaving Scene Of Crash In Sidney

Man Charged With Drunk Driving,

Leaving Scene Of Crash In Sidney

Stutzer

UNADILLA – A Middletown man was arrested at the Kwik Fill gas station here at 3:11 p.m. yesterday after leaving the scene of a property-damage crash in Sidney, Troop C reports.

Robert J. Stutzer, 39, was also charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree, both misdemeanors, and several tickets.

Man Arrested After Car Hits Milford Home

Man Arrested After Car

Runs Into Milford Home

A car crashed through the Jones’ family home in Milford early Sunday morning. (Photo Contributed by Tammy Jones)

MILFORD – A 63-yearold Fort Plain man was arrested and charged with DWI after he drove his car into the kitchen of Tammy and Barry Jones

According to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, Ray Agard was operating a car traveling north on State Highway 28 when he lost control of the vehicle and exited the right shoulder, striking a snow bank. His vehicle continued off the roadway before coming to rest in the Jones home at 124 North Main Street in Milford.

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reports On Amy Stock Memorial Dedication

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reports On Amy Stock Memorial Dedication

Kim Robinson of Prolifiq Signs, which did the graphics on the Amy Stock Memorial trailer, hugs Amy's sister Eileen Anania, who led the effort to turn a tragedy into teaching moments, as Tuesday dedication ceremony was about to begin. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Kim Robinson of Prolifiq Signs, which did the graphics on the Amy Stock Memorial trailer, hugs Amy’s sister Eileen Anania, who led the effort to turn a tragedy into teaching moments, as Tuesday dedication ceremony was about to begin. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

WAMC-logo_1 (1)In today’s weekly radio report on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), describes the dedication of the Amy Stock Memorial, a travelling exhibit that dramatizes the pain that can results from DWIs.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S  REPORT

Alabama Fugitive Arrested for DWI In Oneonta

Alabama Fugitive Arrested

For DWI In Town of Oneonta

Roger Elam
Roger Elam

ONEONTA – A man arrested for a DWI after a state police traffic stop yesterday morning was discovered to be a fugitive from Alabama.

Roger D. Elam, 29, Davenport, was allegedly observed speeding and driving across hazard marks on Main Street in the town of Oneonta.   An investigation by state police determined that he was driving while intoxicated with a BAC of .15 percent, and further investigation revealed that he was wanted in Blount County for the class B felony of theft of property in the first degree.  Elam was arraigned in the City of Oneonta court and was remanded to the Otsego County jail.

Police: Mom Drove Drunk With Daughter In Backseat

Police: Mom Drove Drunk

With Daughter In Backseat

Ashley Stanton
Ashley Stanton

ONEONTA – An Oneonta woman was arrested and charged with driving under the influence with her young daughter in the backseat, marking the first time the city has charged a driver under Leandra’s Law.

Ashley M. Stanton, 31, was arrested on Monday after police received reports that a woman appeared to be intoxicated while driving a vehicle with a small child.  She was stopped at the All-Star Car Wash in the East End.  Upon investigation, police claim Stanton had failed a field sobriety test, and believed she had taken medications and consumed alcohol in significant amounts to impair her driving, and that she had been driving with her young daughter  in the car.

Oneonta Man Arrested For DWI With Four Kids in Car

Driver With 4 Children In Car Faces DWI

Adams
Adams

ONEONTA – After 911 calls about an erratic driver on I-88, state police arrested an Oneonta man for DWI with his four children in the car.  Andrew J. Adams, 35, was arrested at 8:10 p.m. Saturday after crashing his Chevy Impala into a guard rail near mile marker 33 in the Town of Sidney, troopers said.

No one was injured, and the investigation determined that Adams was impaired by drugs at the time of the crash. While being processed for his arrest Adams became disorderly and swung and punched at troopers as they additionally restrained him.

Oneonta Driver Charged With 3rd DWI In Decade

Oneonta Driver Charged With 3rd DWI In Decade

ONEONTA – An Oneonta driver is facing felony charges after having been arrested on drunk-driving for the third time in the past decade, state police report.

Jason A. Thomas, 37, was arrested at 1:46 a.m. Wednesday after he allegedly failed to signal a turn as he entered Route 11A in the Town of Laurens, according to a press release.  Troopers alleged he was driving while intoxicated, and said he was driving with a suspended license.

Police Chase Leads To Crash, DWI Arrest

Police Chase Leads

To Crash, DWI Arrest

ONEONTA – An unlicensed 21 year old driving the wrong way down Water and Chestnut Streets lead to a brief chase and arrest on multiple charges, including Aggravated DWI and Reckless Driving.

On Saturday Dec. 12 at about 1:10 a.m., the city of Oneonta Police Department officers Sgt Collison and Ptl Harvey observed a vehicle, driven by John C. Buffa II, 21, Plymouth, that left the parking garage and traveled the wrong way down Water Street.  In the process, he hit two vehicles and almost hit numerous pedestrians who jumped out of his way.

Driver’s B.A.C. Triple Limit, Troopers Alleged

Driver’s B.A.C. Triple Limit, Troopers Alleged

MILFORD – State Police say they arrested a 45-year-old Oneonta man Sunday evening for aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after finding his blood-alcohol count (BAC) was .25 percent, three times over the legal limit.  The arrest occurred at 11:22 p.m.

Troopers said Ronald S. Brennan was arrested after he was observed driving a car on Eddie Martin Road, Milford, that had no license plates.  Pulling him over, they said he was driving an unregistered and uninsured Honda Civic while intoxicated.  During the arrest, police said they also found a small amount of marijuana in the car.

Brennan was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Milford court on Dec. 1.

Southside Mall Display Honors Officers Killed by Drunk Drivers

Southside Mall Display Honors

Officers Killed by Drunk Drivers

Richard Devlin, Sr., left, and officer Jason Ritton take out panels for a new display at the Southside Mall dedicated to officers in NY State who have lost their lives to drunk drivers. Their stories and personal artifacts will be on display until the end of the month.
Richard J. Devlin, Sr., left, a volunteer with Stop DWI,  and Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Ritton take out panels for a new display at the Southside Mall dedicated to officers in New York State who have lost their lives to drunk drivers. Their stories, profiles and personal effects will be on display until the end of the month. (Ian Austin/allotsego.com)

Police: Man Driving Wrong Way On I-88 Hits Bus, Cited For DWI

Police: Man Driving Wrong Way

On I-88 Hits Bus, Cited For DWI

Scheiner
Scheiner

ONEONTA – State Police at Oneonta yesterday announced the arrest of a Worcester man for DWI after he allegedly struck a bus while driving the wrong way on I-88 in the Town of Oneonta late Saturday evening.

 Andrew C. Scheiner, 28, was charged with a misdemeanor, aggravated driving while intoxicated, with a blood alcohol level of .22, and several other vehicle and traffic law violations, according to the police statement.

This arrest occurred after troopers responded to an Otsego County 911 report of a vehicle being driven the wrong way on Interstate 88 eastbound near Mile Marker 59.

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