Sidney drug bust – On Thursday afternoon, after a 5-month investigation by Delaware County Sheriff’s Office & Sidney Police, 4 area residents were arrested and charged as felony-level drug dealers. Arrested on Sealed Grand Jury Indictment Warrants issued were 37 year old Lewis “Sonny” Wolcott, Jr., of Sidney on 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, for allegedly selling cocaine in Sidney late last year. Also arrested, 35 year old Stacey D. Sullivan, Jr., of Masonville, for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance & Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in or near School Grounds, for allegedly selling Heroin in Sidney, 34 year old Douglas Wilkinson of Sidney & Smyrna was charged with several counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, for allegedly selling narcotics in Sidney. 34-year-old Amanda Caffery of Sidney was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance for allegedly Hydrocodone in Sidney, all 4 were arraigned on the Sealed Indictments in Delaware County Court this afternoon and were remanded to the Delaware County without bail.
Delaware County Sheriffs Department arrested 19-year-old Christopher Whitely, Jr., of Stamford, on a Sealed Grand Jury Indictment Warrant charging him with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, for allegedly selling cocaine in Stamford last year. Whitely was additional charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, which he had in a backpack, upon arrest, he was arraigned on the Sealed Indictment in Delaware County Court on Thursday afternoon and was remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.
State Police at Sidney arrested 24-year-old Brandon Burns of Sidney and 22-year-old Taylor Nelson of Afton for 2nd degree Burglary. Troopers responded to a Chenango County 911 report of a burglary to a residence on County Route 39 in the Town of Bainbridge, the investigation determined that Burns had entered his grandmother’s home with Nelson & without permission and stole two televisions. Both men were arrested and arraigned at the Bainbridge Town Court. Burns and Nelson were remanded to the Chenango County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 cash bail and $20,000.00 property bond.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of State Highway 10 and Delaware County Highway 2 in the Town of Hamden for a report of a one-car motor vehicle accident early Thursday morning. Deputies arrested 46-year-old Joel Ortega of El Paso, Texas for Driving While Intoxicated, aggravated DWI, Use of a portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle, and speed not reasonable and prudent. Ortega is to appear in the Town of Hamden Court on July 20th to answer to the charges.
State Police at Binghamton arrested 27-year-old Amie Bowman of Windsor for Reckless Endangerment. The arrest occurred after a Trooper responded to a Broome County 911 report of a man jumping from a moving vehicle in the Price Shopper parking lot in the Town of Chenango, after his girlfriend drove recklessly after a dispute and would not stop and let him out. Bowman allegedly passed several vehicles recklessly at a high rate of speed and refused to stop on state route 12. Bowman was arraigned in the Town of Chenango Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail with no bail set.
The Sidney Central School District announced today that they are not soliciting funds for any informational folders/calendars or other items from an outside organization. Sidney School District Officials advise that you do not give money or personal banking information to any individual without checking with the school district first.

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