The City of Oneonta Police Department Detective Division & State Police BCI arrested 18-year-old Duquan Davis of Oneonta for 1st degree Robbery, 1st degree Burglary, Criminal use of a Firearm, 2nd degree Assault & Menacing, following an investigation into an incident in January. Details have not yet been released and the investigation is still ongoing.
The State Liquor Authority issued suspensions to Legends Filling Station at 84 Main Street and Choice Ultra Lounge at 3-5 Market Street, both in Oneonta. State officials received complaints of alcohol being served to under aged patrons; both were shut down on Saturday. Both establishments were fined $3000 last year for similar complaints.
The Oxford Police Department is continuing with a multi-step program to try to get help for those with heroin or Opioid addictions, rather than put them in jail for a short period, release them and repeat the cycle of dependency. Oxford Police Chief Richard Nolan Comments:
(Oxford Police Chief Richard Nolan 2-3-16)
Chief Nolan said that they do have grant money coming to set aside an area for this aspect of the program; on February 13th they will hold another Narcan training session for first responders.
State Lawmakers are looking at the Education portion of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget Proposal. Area Assemblyman Pete Lopez said that a key portion of the education equation, is to get the teacher evaluation portion right:
Lawmakers are looking at getting the budget completed for the begining of the state’s fiscal year, which is April 1st.
State Police at Oneonta arrested 47-year-old Donald Reutter of the town of Maryland, for felony DWI, Reutter was observed weaving while driving on State Route 7 in the Town of Oneonta. The arrest is a felony due to a prior conviction for DWI within the last 10 years. Reutter was arraigned in the Town of Oneonta court and was remanded to the Otsego County jail. His next court date in the Town of Oneonta is on February 25, 2016.
Governor Cuomo today launched a new web-based service that will help connect New Yorkers struggling with addiction to treatment. The State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services’ Bed Availability Dashboard application collects the information from treatment providers daily and makes it available in real-time on the agency’s website. More information is available at 1-877-8-HOPENY, or Text HOPENY or Visit oasas.ny.gov/accesshelp
Oneonta Police investigated a burglary at 73 Center Street Monday night, following an investigation, the resident, 27 year old Alexander Coffran was charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled substance & criminal possession of marijuana, after 9.6 lbs of marijuana was recovered as police investigated the robbery call from that address. $300 worth of concentrated cannabis and $2,377 in cash was seized. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing.
Governor Cuomo today launched the Municipal Restructuring Fund, a $25 million program to assist local government and school officials with developing projects that will lead to property tax reductions. Projects will be ranked by metrics that include potential impact across local governments, service delivery areas and municipal functions, and have potential for long-term property tax savings. Local governments interested in partnering with the Department of State, should contact the Division of Local Government Services, at 518-473-3355
The town of Guilford is currently seeking candidates to fill openings on their planning board, board of assessment review, & the Mount Upton Park committee. Those interested should call the Guilford Town Clerk’s office at 895-9966; the deadline of applications is today.