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Otsego County Sheriffs

SHELTER NOW HAS 90 FARM ANIMALS AFTER POLICE RAID

DEPUTIES RESCUE

90 FARM ANIMALS

Help ‘Rehome’ Them, Director Pleads

Here are two of the pigs seized by deputies early today and now being house at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter. (Photos courtesy SAS)
A rescued donkey’s hoof was deformed by lack of care.

HARTWICK SEMINARY – The Susquehanna Animal Shelter assisted county sheriff’s deputies early this morning in an animal cruelty investigation, and now is helping “re-home” more than 90 farm animals, shelter Director Stacie Haynes reported a few minutes ago.

The shelter on Route 28 in Hartwick Seminary also took over the housing and caring of eight dogs and one cat.

If you are interested in rescuing a farm animal, please call the shelter up until 7 p.m. today at 547-8111.

Double Homicide Suspect In Custody After I-88 Crash

Double-Slaying Suspect Taken

Into Custody After I-88 Crash

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

SCHOHARIE – The suspect in last night’s double homicide in Laurens was taken into custody following a crash on I-88 in Schoharie, according to Sheriff Tony Desmond.

According to Desmond, sheriff’s deputies received a “Be On The Lookout” alert for a red Chevy Colorado pickup truck from the Otsego County Sheriff’s department. Deputies stationed near Richmondville saw a truck matching the description headed eastbound on I-88 and began to follow. After confirming the license plate matched the one in the alert, deputies allegedly attempted to pull over the suspect, who then sped up and a chase ensued.

Gun, Pot, LSD Found In Worcester Home

Pistol, Pot Plants, LSD

Found In Worcester Home

Joseph Dibenedetto

WORCESTER – A 44-year-old Worcester man was arrested after Otsego County deputies responded to a tip that he had an unregistered handgun and was growing marijuana in his residence.

Joseph C. Dibenedetto, 44, was arrested after deputies, including K9 Ricky and members of the sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division and Road Patrol,  served a warrant at his home on Lutheranville Road in Worcester.

Sheriff: Man Robbed Unadilla Woman Of Meds

Police: Man Broke Into Home,

Took Elderly Woman’s Meds

Colvin

UNADILLA – A Unadilla man was arrested after an elderly woman reported he broke into her house, shoved her and stole her perscription medication, sheriff’s deputies report.

Robert Colvin, 32, was arrested and charged after the victim told a family member that earlier that day, she home alone when she heard loud banging on her door, the report said.

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