P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 10-15-13

Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 42-year-old Terry Bartlett of North Norwich for DWI, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Endangerment & Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Deputies accuse Bartlett of driving onto a lawn attempting to hit an adult male victim while 3 children were playing in the yard.  Bartlett then drove onto the public roadway attempting to hit the male victim again.  Bartlett was arraigned in the Town of North Norwich Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $2,000 bail pending future court action.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a vehicle and traffic complaint last week on Pines Brook Road in the Town of Walton. It was reported that a Walton Central School bus, while stopped & was discharging students when a motorist disregarded the safety apparatus and passed the bus. The school bus’s video surveillance identified both the vehicle and its operator; deputies arrested 19-year-old James Copeland of Walton for Failure to Stop for School Bus & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle.  Copeland’s driver’s license was suspended at the time of the incident; he faces action in the Town of Walton Court Wednesday.


The Chenango County Sheriffs arrested 3 Town of Sherburne residents for drug related offenses.  The Narcotics Division attempted to stop 46-year-old Steve Manwarren; he drove off & during the pursuit, his passenger 27 year old Randy Buck Jr. allegedly threw heroin packets out of the car.  The vehicle was later stopped, the heroin recovered, and both men were arrested.  Detectives discovered another 60 packets of heroin belonging to Manwarren, 56 year old Kim Chlad was also arrested as she attempted to discard the 60 packets of heroin from her and Manwarren’s residence.   Manwarren was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Buck was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance & Tampering with Physical Evidence. Chlad was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.   All 3 were released pending future court action.


The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that people who live part-time in the state can get handgun licenses here. The Court of Appeals said New York pistol permits, which are issued by cities or counties, are not limited to people whose primary residence is in New York. The seven judge declined to rule on whether the state law as previously interpreted was unconstitutional.


The Oneonta common council will meet tonight to discuss the 2014 city budget.  Other agenda topics include the performance review process for city manager, the airport commission and a motion to seek proposals for legal services to support collective bargaining.  The council will also consider adopting  the Otsego County hazard mitigation plan.  The meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the common council chambers at city hall.


The 2013-2014 HEAP season will open November 18th.  HEAP is a federally funded program, administered at the county level, which assists income eligible households in meeting their winter heating costs.  All applicants are encouraged to apply at mybenefits.ny.gov.


The Chenango county sheriff’s department arrested 20-year-old Caden Cruz of Oxford on a charge of 2nd degree Burglary.  Cruz is accused of burglarizing a residence in the town of Smithville last year, He was arrested & was arraigned in the Town Of Greene Court & was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $7,500 cash bail.



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