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.
PEOPLE SAFE; 2 DOGS DIE
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Whipped by high winds, flames destroyed three homes in northern Otsego County overnight – in the towns of Middlefield, Springfield and Otsego.
At 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve, crews from the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department were called to 207 Rezen Road after a passerby called 911 on observing a home on fire.
MIDDLEFIELD – A Middlefield firefighter died Tuesday after being attacked by one of his bulls.
A family member saw Eugene Wolfert, 68, lying in his pasture just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, and called 911 while maintaining pressure on Wolfert’s wound.
According to Otsego County Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. Wolfert had been apparently gored by a bull after the animal became aggressive for unknown reasons.
“He had a bucket of grain with him, so it’s believed that he was feeding the animals when one of the bulls became aggressive,” said county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr. “When the EMS crews arrived, death was obvious, so at that point the coroner was contacted.”
Bob Jorgensen of Middlefield Center, foreground, top photo, discusses his antique tractor collection, on display until 4 p.m. today at the 45th annual Middlefield Community Day at the Middlefield Historical Society headquarters in the old schoolhouse. Listening are John Reynolds, Middlefield Center, left, and Mike Jorgensen. Inset photo, Irene Fassett, East Springfield, tickles the ivories as keyboardist for the Small Town Big Band; to her left are clarinetists Arnie Jungkind, Springfield Center, and Ed Badgley, Cooperstown. The event also features tours of the school house, vendors selling honey, arts & crafts and more, and a Chinese auction. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)