P.M. NEWS FRIDAY 5-24-13

State police will be out in full force this Memorial Day weekend across the state, Troop C Commanding officer Major Kevin Molinari explains:

(Molinari memorial patrols 2013)


One person is killed every half hour on average nationwide due to drunk driving, state police are also looking to get 100% compliance on seat belt usage, research indicates that the chance of serious injuries or fatalities climb extremely high if seat belts are not used by occupants in a crash.


Chenango county sheriff’s deputies & the Greene Police Department arrested 23-year-old Corey Nelson of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.  Nelson was a Fugitive from Justice out of the State of Pennsylvania, with an arrest warrant issued by the Muhlenberg Township Police Department for Theft by Deception-False Impression.  Nelson was arraigned in Chenango County Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional facility pending extradition back to Pennsylvania.


Delaware County Deputies investigated a 2-car accident on County Route 10 in East Meredith. 32-year-old Michael Tarzia of Delhi was traveling east when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 24 year old Kayla Constable of Delhi.  Constable was charged with DWI & leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident, she was released and is ordered to appear at a later date in the Town of Meredith Court


The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the Town of New Berlin leading to the arrest of 47-year-old Valeria Goude for Cruelty to animals.  A search warrant was executed with the assistance of Compassionate Care Veterinarians; they located dead and malnourished animals on the property.  Valeria Goude was arrested and released, the investigation is ongoing.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 43-year-old Frederick Black of Jefferson for 2 counts of 2nd degree Aggravated Harassment.    The charges stem from a domestic dispute between Black and two female victims, Black allegedly called 1 victim approximately 100 times and the other victim approximately 50 times in a span of about 12 hours.  He was arraigned in Harpersfield Town Court and released to reappear at a later date.   A temporary order of protection was issued for the victims.


This Saturday the 6th Annual Dan Elwood Memorial 5k Run/ 1Mile Walk to benefit Hospice of Chenango County will be held in Bainbridge.  The event will start in General Clinton Park at 9:00 am, Registration forms can be downloaded on two sites, www.canoeregatta.org/events.htm or the Hospice website at www.hospicechenango.org.


Chenango county sheriff’s deputies arrested Trinity Hafner of Norwich for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance &  Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Needle during a traffic stop on State Highway 12 in North Norwich.   Deputies found  a hypodermic needle on the floor of the vehicle and a syringe was found within the vehicle containing heroin. Hafner was released on an appearance ticket & will appear in the Town of North Norwich Court on a later date.


The fifth annual bicycle ride for benefit of Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care will be held on Sunday in Margaretville.  The Catskill Mountain Cycling Club and the MARK Project sponsor the Tour de Pepacton; the race features two choices of distance, 25 miles around the reservoir, or 60 miles of tough local terrain.  Registration is available at USACycling.org, and click on “clubs.” scroll down to “Tour de Pepacton.” More information is available at 607 326-4734.



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