COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County 911 director Robert O’Brien has warned that Windstream Telephone customers in the 315 and the 822 exchange may be unable to dial 911.
If emergency assistance is needed and 911 is not available, he advises that you call (607) 547-1697.
SNOW EMERGENCIES UNTIL NOON SATURDAY
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
The overnight snowstorm that continues today has caused a dozen accidents and brought down trees and wires across the county, reports Rob O’Brien, Otsego County 911 director.
“The roads are in very poor condition,” he said. “And we’re dealing with trees and wires down everywhere due to the weight of the snow.”
In Oneonta, city police have begun ticketing cars parked on streets, and reminds drivers if cars must be towed, owners must pay the cost.
In Cooperstown, Village DPW Superintendent Mitch Hotaling declared a snow emergency that began at 10 a.m. and continue until noon Saturday. Parking is prohibited on village streets, and is available in the Doubleday Field Parking Lot.
Milford Mayor Brian Pokorny has also declared a snow emergency in that village through noon tomorrow.
COOPERSTOWN – Drivers stayed off the road last night as a sudden snowstorm hit the county, resulting in only seven minor motor vehicle accidents, reported Rob O’Brien, Otsego County 911 director.
“Nothing stands out as out of the ordinary,” he said. “Seems like vehicles off the road due to poor road conditions is all.”
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www. AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – A SUNY Oneonta student is under arrest for first-degree attempted murder after police allege that he had stabbed his girlfriend in the off-campus apartment they shared.
Julian D. VanCourt-Wels, 20, Schenectady, was arrested after police responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at 30 Maple St., Apartment 2, in Oneonta. According to Police Chief Doug Brenner, police found a female victim sitting on the couch, bleeding profusely from several apparent stab wounds.
CAMPER KILLED BY
FALLING TREE LIMB
SOUTH NEW BERLIN – A 24-year-old Rhode Island man was killed at the Grand Slam Campground during Saturday evening’s violent storm when a tree limb fell onto his tent, county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. announced this afternoon.
Ryan Sutcliffe, Cumberland, R.I., was pronounced dead after a tree limb approximately 4 feet in diameter broke off during the storm, landing on his tent while he was sleeping.
SILENT ALARM ALERTED POLICE
By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com
EDMESTON – The Otsego County Sheriff’s Department a few minutes ago released surveillance photos from this morning’s robbery at NBT Bank’s branch here.
The suspect is being described as mid-late 20s, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, with a tall, thin build. He was last seen wearing light colored pants, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored shoes, a dark colored knit hat and dark rimmed glasses.
The suspect allegedly entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.