P.M. NEWS MONDAY 2-25-13

State Police, Delaware County sheriff’s deputies & Walton Police responded on February 19th to a murder-suicide & arson at 294 John Lockwood Road in the Town of Walton.  After the fire was extinguished, 2 sets of remains were removed; one was identified as 47 year old Debra Sundstrom of 1884 South River Road in Walton, from suicide by a gunshot to the head.  On Friday, a 3rd set of human remains was located at 1884 South River Road, who was identified as 49 year old Randy Sundstrom, the husband of Debra Sundstrom, his death was ruled as a homicide, Randy Sundstrom’s death may have occurred during February of 2010. . The second set of human remains from the February 19th fire was identified as the homeowner-51 year old Dominick Bosco, the cause of his death is undetermined.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at 561-7400.  The investigation is continuing.


State Police investigated a 1-Car fatal motor vehicle accident on Afton Lake Road at around 2:20 AM Sunday.  The investigation revealed that 22-year-old Ryan Lewis of Harpursville lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve; he struck a tree with the passenger side. 24 year old Joelyn Sines of Harpursville was a front seat passenger, she was pronounced dead at the scene, 22 year old Mitchell Birch of Afton and 22 year old Caleb Gregory of Afton, were both transported to Wilson hospital in Johnson City, Lewis has been charged with 2nd Vehicular Manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated, he was transported to Wilson hospital, he faces action in Town of Afton Court at a later date.  The investigation is continuing.


Lawmakers in Albany are working on Governor Cuomo’s ambitious agenda for the year.  Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that the agriculture and energy agenda’s are doable:


(Lopez 2-25-13)


Lawmakers were given Cuomo’s 30-day amendments last Thursday, which knocked about 179 million dollars off of the original executive budget proposal.


A Binghamton man was arrested Saturday on drug charges, after being pulled over for an inspection violation.  24-year-old Daniel Gregoris was charged with Criminal Possession of a Hallucinogenic Substance, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and driving an Uninspected Motor Vehicle, he is accused of possessing several grams of Ecstasy and a small amount of Marijuana in the vehicle.  Gregoris faces court action shortly.


State Police at Sidney arrested 21-year-old Gregory Castro of Binghamton, for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop in Sidney; Castro was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable in the Town of Sidney Court on March 14th.


Delaware county sheriff’s department Investigators arrested 31 year old Richard Dostis, of Walton for failure to register his e-mail account information to law enforcement within 10 days, as required of a level 3 sex offender in new York.  Dostis maintained at least 1 e-mail account, which he failed to register with authorities, he was charged with 1 count of Failure to Register and/or Verify an Address or Status Change, and he will be arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court at a later time.


The Delaware County Sheriffs Office responded to a one car motor vehicle accident Sunday on County Highway 22 / East Brook Road in the Town of Hamden. 52-year-old Anthony Triarsi of Yonkers left the roadway and struck a utility pole.  Triarsi was not injured; he was issued a traffic summons for the unsafe tires.


The Greater Afton Chamber of Commerce will hold their kick off events this Wednesday in Afton.  Chamber president Elena Hulsey explains:


(Elena Hulsey 2-25-13)


The event will begin at 7:00 PM at Armetta’s café on Main Street in Afton.


Commerce Chenango is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Business of the Year, Commitment to Community and Young Professional of the Year.  These awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner held on April 23rd at the Eaton Airport in Norwich.  The forms are available at library.constantcontact.com/download



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