Broome County Sheriffs & alongside the State Parole Officers arrested 35 year old Raymond Copp of Johnson City & 24 year old Lynette Copp of Conklin. Parole officers had a felony warrant for Raymond Copp, they had learned that he was at his sister’s home in Conklin. Officers went to pick up Copp in Conklin Tuesday; they had to taser him in order to take him into custody. Copp was remanded to the Broome county jail, Lynette Copp was charged with obstructing governmental administration and faces court action at a later date.
Chenango County will not be getting state of federal aid following last months flooding that affected the village of Sherburne. FEMA had determined that the cost of damage from the flooding did not meet their minimum threshold; governor Cuomo has now narrowed down state emergency funding to the 5 hardest hit counties in the Mohawk Valley only.
A Town of Chenango railway underpass was closed yesterday afternoon after a garbage truck crashed into it. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office reported that the driver of the Waste Management truck disregarded the posted 10’6″ clearance, sign and struck the bridge over Patch Road and causing significant damage. Crews from New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad were called into to assess the damage and begin repairs, 32 year-old Frank Contino was ticketed; Patch Road will be closed for repairs until they are completed.
Police arrested 50-year-old Vincent Wallace of Endicott for 3rd degree grand larceny. Wallace is accused of receiving over $8900 in unemployment benefits that he was not entitled to. Wallace was released in his own recognizance pending future court action.