A man from Mohawk died in Canadarago Lake after he went after his boat that had gone adrift on Saturday, July 31, state police said.
David Morrisey, 54, was on Deowongo Island at the time. A joint effort of the state police, Fly Creek EMS, Richfield EMS, Otsego County Sherriff’s Department and Milford Fire Department made an effort to recover his body, which was eventually found by the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team.
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Editor’s Note: Troop C, which includes Otsego County, released this account of the shooting exchange last evening in the Town of Kirkwood, Broome County, where the investigating trooper was injured and the suspect killed.
On Jan. 28, 2019 at approximately 6:09 p.m., the State Police at Binghamton received a report that Nicholas P. Philhower, age 30, had taken his mother’s motor vehicle without her permission and she requested he be located and arrested. At approximately 6:20 p.m., Trooper Timothy S. Conklin, a 28-year veteran, observed the suspect vehicle traveling west on State Route 17 in the Town of Kirkwood.
Philhower observed Trooper Conklin approaching and took evasive action, traveling through the median at the intersection with Interstate 81, and then onto State Route 17 east bound, coming to a stop shortly thereafter. At that point Philhower, who was armed with a military style semi-automatic rifle, immediately opened fire on Trooper Conklin through the rear window of the vehicle.
ONEONTA – A rifle and shotgun found during a January traffic stop were discovered to have been stolen from a Delaware County home, according to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.
Jeremy J. Morris, 32, Oneonta, was arrested on Jan. 13, following a traffic stop where he, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle, a rifle, a shotgun and to be operating a vehicle without a license, according to the Sheriff’s Department. An investigation by the State Police revealed that the weapons had been reported stolen by a homeowner in Delaware County.