P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 12-10-13

SUNY Delhi officials reported that law enforcement agencies responded this morning to a bomb threat received at around 7:30 AM.  The calls claimed that bombs were in Evenden Tower and Sanford Hall, the buildings were evacuated & law enforcement personnel initiated a search of both buildings, no bombs were found.  All classes scheduled for Evenden Tower and Sanford Hall today were canceled today, Delhi Village Police, Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, Delaware County Emergency Management Office and State Police responded, the bomb threat has been ruled as a hoax, the investigation is continuing.


Hundreds turned up to Bainbridge Saturday afternoon, to see the Toys for Tots Train make its annual appearance, and to donate more toys for the cause, which lost about $8,000 dollars worth pf toys in a fire November 29th in Norwich.  Program Coordinator Roger Barnhart told WCDO News how much was donated since the fire and how much has been spent for toys:


(Roger Barnhart 12-10-13)


Barnhart said that they are still accepting toys at various collection sites around Chenango county, for distribution this Christmas.


State police arrested 49-year-old Penny Nober of Guilford for 8 counts of 1st degree forgery & 1 count of endangering the welfare of incompetent or disabled person.    The arrest occurred after investigating the reported theft and forgery of checks from a disabled person living on State Route 8 in Guilford, Nober was the caregiver of the victim.  Nober was arraigned at the Guilford town court and was released on her own recognizance pending future court action.


State Police CNET unit announced the arrests of 34-year-old Tiawanna Willard & 35-year-old Devon Johnson of Chenango.  Police executed a search warrant where they confiscated crack cocaine, Ecstasy and $9,200 in cash.  WILLARD was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, and Endangering The Welfare of a Child.  JOHNSON was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Document, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and False Personation.   Both were arraigned in Town of Chenango Court & were remanded to the Broome County jail without bail, Johnson was turned over to State Parole Officers on an active Parole Warrant.


State police arrested 31 year old Ian Ward of Unadilla for felony aggravated DWI and unlawful possession of marihuana.  The arrest occurred after Ward was observed asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle stopped in the middle of Interstate 88 in Oneonta.  Troopers Broke a window & placed the vehicle in park, Ward had a previous DWI conviction, making this arrest a felony, Ward was arraigned at the Oneonta town court and remanded to the Otsego county jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail.


Norwich police charged 2 city residents with a variety of charges after observing them trying to break into parked vehicles.  20-year-old Earl Mullenax Jr  and 23-year-old  Ryan Price  face charges of Petty larceny & 6th degree Conspiracy upon arrest Sunday night, they face court action shortly.


New York ranked fifth in the nation for gun-control laws, according to a report from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The annual report said New York was one of four states this year to enact laws that require universal background checks on all firearm sales. New York has the fourth lowest gun death rate in the nation. New York’s law strengthened an assault-weapons ban, required additional registration of guns and cut the number of bullets allowed in magazine from 10 to seven.


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