The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office & State Police, arrested 39-year-old James Wilber of Plymouth Friday on charges of Reckless Endangerment, Menacing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Harassment.  Wilber was found to be in an intoxicated state and destroying property in a residence with an axe all in the vicinity of a child less than 15 years of age, and for allegedly kicking & throwing items at the child, who escaped by climbing out of a window to a neighbor’s residence.  Wilber was arraigned in the Town of Plymouth Court where he was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 Secured Bond pending future court action.


With the threat of another lawsuit over the hydrofracking issue, Governor Cuomo continues to state that he is waiting for the state health department to finish their research on any possible health issue relating to the gas drilling process. State Senator Tom Libous of Binghamton said that he hopes that the state makes its decision in the next 3 to 6 months:


(Libous 9-17-13)


Libous has supported the proposal to bring hydrofracking into the Marcellus shale that lies below much of the southern tier.  A ban on gas drilling has been in effect for 5 years.


The Chenango county sheriffs department arrested 41-year-old Wendy Thomas of Oxford, following the report of a 2-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.  The accident occurred at around 2:45 PM on County road 32.  The investigation revealed that Sean Wahlberg was driving a pick up truck, when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Wendy Thomas, who had veered into the opposing lane of traffic, the crash forced Wahlberg off of the road.  Thomas was charged with unlawful possession of marihuana & Failure to keep right.  She will appear in court at a later date.


The Sidney American Legion Post# 183 is sponsoring a tribute-gala fundraiser for the Sidney Fire Department, on Saturday September 28th, at 2:00 PM, at 22 Union Street in Sidney.  There will be a chicken barbecue, Chinese auction and entertainment.  Officials said that they are in need of auction items, which can be dropped off at the legion on Friday September 27th or Saturday morning September 28th.  Tickets can be purchased at Video Entertainment Plus, Trackside Diner or the Sidney American Legion; more information is available at 237-4762 or 563-8031.


State Police at Oneonta arrested 23-year-old James Robinson-Glass of Gloversville for Driving While Intoxicated with a reportable BAC result of .13%. The arrest followed the report of an accident on I-88; Robinson-Glass was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Worcester Court today.  No injuries were report in the crash.


State police are participating in the National Child Passenger Safety Week through this Saturday, September 21st.  Police will enforce seat belt laws through routine patrol and by checkpoints. State law mandates that children be required to use a child safety seat up to the age of eight years old.  Statistics show that the chance of a fatality on a motor vehicle crash greatly increases if safety belts or child safety seats are not used, or are used incorrectly.





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