Governor Cuomo today announced $1 million in funding available to law enforcement agencies to video record criminal interrogations. The grants will be available through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), for either the purchase and installation of video recording equipment for police departments and sheriffs’ offices that have not yet implemented the practice, or allow agencies to upgrade older equipment to ensure it functions properly. More information is available at governor.ny.gov.
A group of people have been walking since Friday along state route 7 from Albany to Binghamton, to deliver a petition to the federal court house to judge Thomas McEvoy in Binghamton on July 23rd. the 133 mile “Journey For Justice” is sponsored by Project Salam, in support of Yassin Aref of Albany, whose supporters claim that he was entrapped through the efforts of the FBI in 2006, & convicted as a terrorist, and are seeking his release from prison. Recently, Aref’s attorneys filed for documents through a “Freedom of Information Law” request & learned about secret evidence used to misidentified Aref as an Al-Qaeda agent. The journey is expected to pass through the WCDO Listening area over the next several days. More information is available at projectsalam.org
State Troopers in Oneonta arrested 35-year-old Dennis Brown of Richmond, Virginia, for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 28 in the Town of Milford; Brown was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the Town of Milford Court on August 6th.
Assemblyman Cliff Crouch will hold his 3rd forum on the New York Safe Act this Saturday; he discussed the likelihood of any more changes coming to the new law this year:
Crouch will be joined by Delaware County sheriff Tom Mills and others at the event Saturday at the Walton High School.
Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 22-year-old Nicole Curtis of Walton on a Family Court Warrant issued by County Court Judge Becker. Curtis was arraigned in Delhi Town Court and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility to await further court proceeding.
The Oneonta common council will hold their next regular meeting tonight. The meeting gets underway at 7:00 PM in the 2nd floor council chambers at Oneonta City Hall.
The incidence of confirmed rabies cases of raccoons in the tri county area continues to increase. Free rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets are taking place at the Coventry Town Garage today from 5:30 to 6:30pm, Wednesday at the Morris Fire Department from 6 to 8pm and Thursday, at the New Berlin Fire Station from 7 to 8:30pm.
State Troopers arrested 49-year-old Juan Cartagena of Windsor for Driving While Intoxicated. Cartagena refused a breath test after being pulled over during a traffic stop on State Route 11 in Kirkwood last weekend, he was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Kirkwood Court on July 30th.