A.M. NEWS MONDAY 12-10-12

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office 27 year old Trinity Hafner of Norwich for DWI and other charges.  Hafner was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and 2nd degree Obstruction of Governmental Administration following traffic stop on State Highway 12, in the Town of Greene.  Deputies reported that Hafner drove a vehicle while intoxicated and attempted to switch places with another individual in the vehicle to appear not to be the driver. Hafner was arraigned in the Town of Greene Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail and will reappear before the Town of Greene Court on December 13th.


The state Senate IS SCHEDULED TO RETURN TO ALBANY THIS WEDNESDAY For a special session to pass several pieces of legislation.  The bills that are expected to pass include one that reforms the tax code, another that provides money for continued flood recovery and approves tax incentives to keep BAE Systems in the Southern Tier.  The package of bills would drop New York to the 6th highest income tax burden behind  Hawaii, California, Iowa, New Jersey and Vermont, the state has traditionally placed first or second in that dubious category.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 26 year old Diana Essig of Greene, for criminally possessing a Hypodermic Instrument.  Essig was arrested following an investigation into a reported larceny at the Norwich Wal-Mart; she was stopped for questioning and found to be in possession of hypodermic needles.  Essig was arraigned in the Town of Norwich court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail and is to re-appear in the Town of Norwich at a later date.


Chenango county Deputies & the Village of Sherburne Police Arrested a 16 year old Village of Earlville resident while investigating a one car roll-over accident in the Town of Sherburne.  While processing the accident scene a plastic bag containing marihuana was found.  The operator of the vehicle was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Sherburne Court at a later date.  The unidentified teen was charged with Unlawful possession of marihuana, speed not reasonable and prudent, and moved from lane unsafely, operating a motor vehicle with a NYS DJ license with more than two passengers under the age of 21.


The Chenango County Health Department will host a flu clinic today in Norwich.  The Flu Clinic will be held in the basement offices of the county health department at the Chenango County Office Building, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, appointment are requested at 337-1660.



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