23-year-old Caden Cruz of Oxford was arrested by Norwich Police following an attempted arrest & a pursuit on foot Tuesday night. one Norwich Police officer attempted to arrest Cruz, who is accused of striking the first officer, causing an injury. A 2nd Norwich Officer, State Police and Chenango County Sheriff’s Office responded, Cruz was caught & taken into custody. Cruz was charged with 2nd degree assault, resisting arrest, & criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, he was also wanted on 2 active Bench Warrants from the Village of Oxford Court. One Norwich officer was taken to Chenango Memorial hospital for lacerations, he was treated & released.
Governor Cuomo announced that the State Police, Division of Homeland Security, the Offices of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention and Control & the DEC responded to last night’s 16 car train derailment on the Norfolk Southern line in the town of Ripley, in Chautauqua County. 2 of the rail cars contained ethanol, which leaked causing an evacuation of surrounding homes as a precaution. The main CSX line is open for trains at reduced speeds & the state Department of Transportation is working with Federal Railroad Administration to determine the cause of the accident, there were no injuries reported.
State Police arrested 27-year-old Alexander Griffin of Binghamton for criminal contempt, intimidating a victim & aggravated harassment, after troopers were advised of a court order of protection being violated by Griffin. Troopers determined that Griffin had made threatening telephone calls to the victim, Griffin was arraigned in the Town of Bainbridge court and remanded to the Chenango County jail with no bail set at this time.
Independent pharmacies across the state will now be able to provide naloxone to their customers without a prescription. Naloxone, which is also known as Narcan® is a medication that reverses opioid overdose. The Department of Health provides funding to The Harm Reduction Coalition, they will issue standing medical orders to the more than 750 independent pharmacies in the 57 counties outside of New York City, as well as chain pharmacies without a designated prescriber, allowing their pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription.
State Police arrested 27-year-old Kyle Llewellyn of Burlington Flats for aggravated DWI with a B.A.C. result of .21%, after troopers observed Llewellyn stopping his vehicle in the middle of the lane on County Route 22 in the Town of Otsego. Llewellyn was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Otsego court on March 9th.
Governor Cuomo today announced that more than 100 service providers that assist crime victims from across New York State would receive an additional $1.5 million in federal grants to modernize their offices so they can better serve victims and their families. The funding allows for the purchase of equipment and technology used for filing claims through the state’s Victim Service Portal, an online system that allows crime victims to more quickly obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other forms of assistance.
Free Tax Counseling for low and moderate-income individuals. Tax assistance is available in Delaware County until April 14th. AARP Tax Aide volunteers, certified by the IRS, are trained to help taxpayers with basic returns and supporting schedules. There is no age limit or income limit. There will be 6 locations around Delaware County; more information is available at 832-5750.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Chicago will perform at the 2016 Great New York State Fair on Labor Day, September 5th at Chevy Court. This will be Chicago’s first appearance at the Fair in 26 years and its fourth appearance overall. Several other performers will take the stage at Chevy Court for free concerts for fairgoers, including: Bruce Hornsby, Air Supply, Herman’s Hermits, Survivor, The Commodores & Macy Gray.