At least one person allegedly entered the Poplar Avenue home of an elderly woman in the Town of Hartwick between the evening of Sunday, January 2 and the morning of Monday, January 3, and injured her, according to New York State Police.
The victim was transported to Bassett Hospital where she remains in stable condition.
Fair warning for Christmas week drivers – the New York State Police plan to step up enforcement to crack down on impaired and reckless driving during the upcoming busy season.
It’s a part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative running Friday, December 17 through New Year’s Day. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, along with more troopers on roadways during the two-week campaign.
They take on the title “porch pirates,” but really, they’re package thieves — the dark side of the busy holiday shopping season deliveries.
Just two weeks ago, two people were arrested for stealing packages from porches in Hartwick, Garrattsville, and New Lisbon, according to New York State Police. The pair were arrested November 15 and charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, and conspiracy in the sixth degree.
The Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta asked local police departments for strategies local residents can employ to protect their packages.
State Police announced that they are searching for a teen who went missing on Monday, June 14.
Anjelia Sturtevant, 14, was last seen at her home in Roseboom near Cooperstown.
Sturtevant is 5’2 weighing approximately 190 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink camouflaged pull over sweatshirt and may be carrying a white makeup bag. She has brown hair, brown eyes, an eyebrow piercing above her left eye, a nose piercing on the right side of her nose, pierced ears, a lower lip piercing and a tongue piercing.
Call New York State Police investigators if you have any information on her whereabouts at 607-561-7400.
COOPERSTOWN – An Oneonta man, whose violent altercation in Unadilla ended in a stabbing and the victim having to be taken by helicopter to a medical facility, appeared in Otsego County court Monday, May 24, to face charges of assault in the first and second degree.
Richard Gantt voluntarily agreed to be interviewed by state police, according to testimony.
“I was called because it was a serious case,” Jeremy Hicks, investigator for the New York State Police, said via video in the courtroom.
The confrontation which led to the stabbing occurred on Sunday, Oct, 18, 2020, at a Halloween party, with Logan Kabana of Oneonta.
Gantt, who is Black, claimed during the police interview that Kabana had made racial remarks, leading to the fight.
However, Kabana said during the proceedings, that he had been hanging out with Gantt and did a shot with him when he made a remark that somebody who was hanging out near the fire pit was a serial killer and was going to get Gantt. This allegedly caused Gantt to fly into a rage and resulted in Kabana being assaulted and stabbed.
The next day, Kabana picked out Gantt from a photo array and police sought out Gantt’s girlfriend, who works at Springbrook, and eventually got him to come down to the state police barracks in Oneonta, where he was read his Miranda rights.
Lambert at one point warned an observer in the courtroom, who was shaking their head demonstrably in reaction to an overruled objection, to no longer do that or they would be removed from the courtroom.
There was no return court appearance set, but Lambert predicted they would convene again in about a month.
ONEONTA – A Mount Vision man was arrested after he was allegedly caught breaking into an Oneonta home while the owners were inside, according to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public relations officer.
Herbert J. Bidwell Jr., 38, Mount Vision, was arrested after county 911 dispatched state police to a burglary in progress at a home on Route 28, Town of Oneonta. The residents were home when they heard glass breaking and called 911.
MOUNT VISION – State police arrested a Mount Vision man after he allegedly crashed his car into Mandy’s Bar on Route 205 in Mount Vision.
Robert E. Ahlqvist, 67, was arrested after state police and Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the bar following reports that a vehicle had crashed into the building. According to a state police press release, troopers observed characteristics commonly associated with impairment, and Ahlqvist’s reportable B.A.C. was .13 percent.
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.
ONEONTA – An Oneonta teenager was arrested after allegedly calling Otsego County 911 and threatening law enforcement with violence.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C Public Relations officer, a teenager made approximately 40 illegitimate phone calls to Otsego County 911 between 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Some of the calls threatened violence against the 911 center and members of law enforcement, but did not specify an agency.
CAMDEN – An off-duty Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputy injured a child and a woman after accidentally discharging the loaded handgun he had in his pocket while dining at a Camden restaurant last night, according to Trooper Jack Keller, Troop D Public Information Officer.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the Deputy was seated at a table at the Grape and Grog Restaurant on Taberg Street in Camden when he accidentally discharged one round from a handgun stored in his pocket. According to Keller, the round exited through the bottom of his pocket, through his pants, and ricocheted off the concrete floor.