WORCESTER – A Virginia man was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm after a motorcycle crash allegedly lead state troopers to discover he had two loaded pistols and no pistol permit.
According to Trooper Aga Dembinska, Troop C public information officer, Phillip M. Davis, 25, Strasburg,. Va, was arrested after a trooper responded to an accident involving a motorcycle on Interstate 88 in Worcester. Davis told the trooper that when a tractor trailer passed him, he applied his brakes and lost control of his Harley, but he he did not suffer any injuries.
COOPERSTOWN – A former home health aide was arraigned in Otsego County Court today on charges that she stole more than $33,000 from an elderly couple over 15 months when they were in her care.
Stephanie Shulgay, 32, plead “Not guilty” to the third-degree grand larceny charges, filed by a grand jury. It is alleged that she stole the money from the couple by using their credit and debit cards between July 2017 and October 2018, while working as a home health aide.
“You can’t just breach someone’s trust like that,” said District Attorney John Muehl.
According to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department, Shulgay allegedly used the money to pay bills for herself and an elderly uncle.
DECATUR – Kimberly Steeley’s infant twins, Bonde and Liam, both died from asphyxiation, according to District Attorney John Muehl.
“At first, everyone thought Bonde died of SIDS,” said Muehl. “Then 11 days later, Liam died of the same condition.”
Steeley, 27, Decatur, was indicted on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one for each child, for recklessly causing the death of her children last June. The twins, born May 15, were barely a month old at the time of their deaths.
WORCESTER – Melissa L. Wilcox, 57, a cancer-survivor who worked in the Otsego County Treasurer’s Office, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Fox Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 1, 1961, in Cobleskill, the daughter of Charles (Grace) Warner and Barbara (Wilfred) Howell. Lisa married Clyde F Wilcox on Aug. 27, 1983 at the East Worcester United Methodist Church.
WORCESTER – Dennis J. Enright, 63, who joined the staff of the Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta in his retirement, died at home Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
Born in Amsterdam, Dennis was the son of the late Basil and Mercedes Atala Enright.
He graduated from Schalmont High School in 1973 and later attended Herkimer County Community College and SUNY Geneseo, where received his Bachelor’s degree in communications and also served as the news editor of The Lamron, the school paper at Geneseo. Dennis was employed as a sales agent with Terry Morris Ford in Burnt Hills for many years and also at Krystal Chrysler and Jeep in Warrensburg.
WORCESTER – The Worcester Fire Department is hosting “Thermal Imaging: Expanding Your Horizons” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, one of 14 being presented statewide by the state Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC).
The program, open to fire-service leaders of all ranks, will be led by Jamestown Chief Bruce Heberer and Schenectady County Fire Coordinator Scott Pike.
WORCESTER – Musicians from Kid Rock, Tesla, Ted Nugent and other country bands will rock Otsego County as the Lawler Music Festival comes to Worcester June 30 – July 2.
The three day country, blues and rock music festival will feature “Still Got Most of it Left” singer Doug Lawler, Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson, Troy Luccketta and Dave Rude of Tesla and AC/DC tribute band Bon/Fire.
The three-day event will be held at 221 Brady Rd. in Worcester, and tickets are available here.
WORCESTER – Two people were arrested with heroin, needles, crack pipes and crack cocaine after failing to return a car they had borrowed from a neighbor, according to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department.
Andrew J. Robinson, 20, Worcester and Victoria C. Keever, 21, Schenevus, were arrested after deputies allege that a Worcester neighbor allowed the defendants to use their vehicle to make what they believed to be a short trip to the store on Sunday, March 12, for approximately one hour. The defendants allegedly failed to return the vehicle as agreed upon, and the next day, the resident notified the Sheriff’s Office.