New York State Police

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On January 21, at about 11:00 p.m., State Police Oneonta arrested Joshua A. Volpe, 39, of Jefferson, for the misdemeanor Criminal Mischief Reckless property damage greater than $250 for an incident in the town of Harpersfield. Volpe was accused of getting into an argument with a victim. The victim then got into the rear seat of a vehicle that was driven by a friend and Volpe is accused of recklessly pulling the door open as the vehicle was in motion and the door struck a tree causing damage. An appearance ticket was issued for the Town of Harpersfield Court for January 28.

On January 22, at about 4:55 p.m., State Police Oneonta arrested and charged Arthur J. Currie, 25, and Dana B. Driggs, 35, both of Davenport on one count each of Conspiracy 6th degree and Petit Larceny. Loss prevention at Walmart stated a male and female stole several items totaling $111.87. The couple left without paying for the items then the male returned to the store taking another item totaling $39.44, again passing all points of purchase and not paying for the item. An employee was able to get the license plate of the vehicle the two suspects took off in and after an investigation Dana Driggs and Arthur Currie were located and subsequently arrested and issued appearance tickets.

On January 24, at about 9:35 a.m., State Police Norwich arrested Daniel L. Hendrickson, 36, of Sidney, for Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd degree, license restrictions, and no/ insufficient tail lamps. Troopers were contacted by the suspect’s relative on January 23 who believed their name was used by Hendrickson during a traffic stop on December 23, 2018 on State Highway 12 in the Town of Norwich. Further investigation revealed that Hendrickson provided a false name because his license is suspended. He was located and arrested. Hendrickson was arraigned in the Town of Guilford where he was remanded to the Chenango County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,500 bond. His next court date will be in the Town of Norwich on February 7.

On January 26, at about 5:28 a.m., State Police Sidney arrested Jonathan M. Wren, 27, of Shinhople for DWI. Troopers dispatched to a one car rollover on County Highway 3 in the Town of Unadilla. Troopers located a white Dodge Journey on its roof in the middle of the roadway. Driver and passenger were standing outside the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger were evaluated and did not require transport to a hospital. Wren was determined to have been the driver. Wren had a minor laceration on his hand and a reportable BAC of .11%. He was released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Unadilla Court on February 18.

Local bar check in Delhi results in one arrest

On January 25, State Police in conjunction with the New York State Liquor Authority and the State University of New York at Delhi conducted an Underage Enforcement detail. One person was arrested under the New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, Section 65 – Prohibited Sale to a Person Under the Age of 21. Codey A. Wood, 24, of Delhi, an employee of O’Neill’s Shire Pub on Main Street in Delhi was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Delhi Town Court on February 19.

The initiative targets the sale of alcohol to minors and utilizes a member of the New York State Police and an underage, undercover operative. The team conducts local area bar checks. No other locations in the Village of Delhi were found in violation and were found to be in compliance.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

On January 22, deputies arrested and charged Biago Colandrea, 23, of Massapequa, with the misdemeanor crime of Promoting Prison Contraband in the 2nd degree. Colandrea is accused of introducing a quantity of tobacco into the Delaware County Correctional Facility Intake Unit on December 8, 2018 upon his court ordered commitment on an unrelated larceny charge. Colandrea was subsequently released on bail later that day, prior to the conclusion of an investigation that identified the substance as tobacco. Colandrea was arrested and charged upon his return to the Town of Delhi Court on January 22.

Colandrea was arraigned on the contraband charge in the Town of Delhi Court Tuesday morning and was released upon his own recognizance pending his reappearance in the Town of Delhi Court on a later date.

Fatal tractor trailer rollover in Hamden

At approximately 7:35 p.m. on January 29, 2019, Sheriff’s Deputies and area fire and EMS providers responded to a 911 report of a tractor trailer rollover accident, with entrapment, on State Highway 10 in Town of Hamden, just north of the New York State Department of Transportation Facility, that resulted in the closure of that roadway for several hours.

Upon arrival, responding units determined that the tractor trailer had struck and severed a utility pole, bringing power lines down on the overturned truck. The driver of the truck was determined to be deceased. Investigation by Sheriff’s Deputies determined that the truck driver, identified as James L. Updyke, 77, of Homer, was traveling north on State Highway 10 when the truck and trailer failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, crossed the roadway and ran off the southbound shoulder where the truck struck a utility pole and tree and overturned.

Mr. Updyke was subsequently pronounced dead by Delaware County Deputy Medical Examiner James Cooros.

Due to road conditions, St. Hwy. 10 was closed down by NYS Department of Transportation and fire department personnel during the investigation and clean-up of the accident. Traffic was rerouted to East River Road until the highway was re-opened early Wednesday morning.

NYSEG crews responded to the scene to terminate the electric service at the accident scene and remove the downed power lines to allow responders to safely approach and clean up the scene. NYSEG crews later restored power after the removal of the tractor trailer.

The cause of the accident remains pending completion of an autopsy

Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the Delhi and Walton Fire Departments and Emergency Squads, Cooperstown Medical Transport, Delaware County Emergency Services, NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Police, New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Unit, Don Orall’s Garage, and Prestige Towing.

Snowmobile Patrol

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a snowmobile patrol which covered more than 50 miles of trails within the Hamden and Meredith Townships. The deputies assigned to the patrol actively stopped approximately 70 snowmobiles and found that approximately 90% of those stopped were compliant with NYS laws and regulations. It is anticipated (dependent upon the cooperation of the weather) that additional snowmobile patrols will be conducted in the future.

Village of Walton Police

On January 20, police arrested Derrell J. Worthey, 21, of Brooklyn, on the charges of 4th degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana, 7th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Firearm as a result of a traffic stop. He was arraigned at Walton Village Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond and scheduled to reappear on January 22.

On January 25, police arrested Jada L. Plumley, 21, of Unadilla, on the charge of 1st degree Operating a Motor Vehicle impaired by drugs. She was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to Walton Village Court on February 25.

On January 26, police arrested Tyler R. Hutchens, 27, Michael T. Davis, 26, and Marcus K. Daniels-Penn, 25, all of Monticello, on the charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and 7th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance following a traffic stop. All subjects were issued Appearance Tickets returnable to Walton Village Court on February 11.

On January 31, police arrested Louis J. Brigandi Jr, 61, of Walton, on a Criminal Summons pursuant to a 2nd degree Harassment charge. He is scheduled to appear in Walton Village Court on February 4.

On February 2, police arrested Robert J. Pekar Jr, 31, of Monroe, CT, on the charges of DWI and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC over .08% following a traffic stop. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Walton Village Court on March 18.

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