2014 K-9 BLOTTER

Owego man had 10 bags of heroin (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
Democrat & Chronicle
Written by Staff Report
Feb. 24, 2014
A 37-year-old Owego man was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of controlled substance with intent to sell Friday following a vehicle stop on Southside Drive for a traffic violation, according to the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office. Kenon V. Hopewell, of Liberty Street, had 10 bags of heroin, the sheriff’s office said. He was arraigned and sent to the Tioga County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond.

Two Binghamton men charged in seizure of heroin worth up to $80,000 (NYSP K9 Lock/Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
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Two Binghamton men have been charged with felonies after police searched a home and a combined clothing and mobile phone store, and seized heroin worth an estimated $50,000 to $80,000. State police on Thursday charged Nathaniel Williams, 44, of Tudor Street, and Rashid Im...hotep, 37, of Elm Street, each with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Imhotep was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Police said he jumped out of a window at the Tudor Street home during the search, and struggled with officers. State police and Vestal police ran a two-month investigation into heroin sales in Broome County, which led to their search warrants executed Thursday at 14 Tudor Street and at 52 Glenwood Avenue, which is the Epic Couture clothing and cellular phone store, owned by Imhotep. State police, Vestal police, Endicott police, the Broome County special investigations task force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration searched the properties. Police said they seized about 3.5 ounces of pure heroin and over 800 thin paper envelopes containing heroin ready for sale, as well as packaging materials, grinders, scales and other items, at the Tudor street home. Police said they seized a small amount of marijuana and business records from the store on Glenwood Avenue. Imhotep and Williams were arraigned in Binghamton City Court and sent to Broome County Jail without bail.

Endicott K9 Assist State Police With Drug Arrest. (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

Jan 1, 2014

A traffic stop on Interstate 86 in the Town of Owego lead to the arrest of an individual Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 3rd Degree. K9 Tarah was called to the scene of the stop for a scan of the subject's vehicle after the Trooper smelled raw marihuana coming from the car. The subsequent search resulted in approximately a half pound of marihuana being seized.

Endicott Man Charged With Drug Possession (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

Jan. 4, 2014

A 21 year old Endicott man was arrested by Endicott Police after being stopped on N. McKinley Ave. K9 Tarah found the man to be in possession of heroin, controlled substance pills, over 25 grams of marihuana, a digital scale, packaging bags and nearly $200.00 in cash. The man was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Attempted Criminal Sale of Marihuana and Criminal Impersonation. He was arraigned in the Endicott Court and sent to the Broome County Jail.

Two men charged in Endicott drug raid (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

2:39 PM, Jan 10, 2014 Written by Staff Report @pressconnects

ENDICOTT — Two Endicott men are accused of possessing a stash of drugs and two handguns after police conducted a raid Thursday at a home on Barton Avenue.  Troy McIver, 28, and Dontay Stephenson, 22, both residents on the first floor of 1 Barton Ave., were arrested and charged after state police along with Endicott and Vestal police officers executed a search warrant.  Investigators seized 212 packets of heroin, about seven grams of cocaine, marijuana, a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and an unloaded .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol, along with ammunition for both weapons, police said.  A stamp used to identify “brands” of heroin during packaging, scales and more than 1,000 glassine envelopes for packaging heroin, along with cutting agents, grinders and measuring spoons for the drugs were also seized, police said.   Stephenson was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies; criminally using drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.  McIver was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child, along with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.  Both men were arraigned in Union Town Court and sent to the Broome County jail without bail. The investigation is continuing, police said, and further arrests and charges are pending. 

City man faces 4-year prison term in drug case( Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

Jan. 12, 2014

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By Anthony Borrelli

BINGHAMTON — A 27-year-old Binghamton man accused of drug trafficking is awaiting a four-year state prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug and weapon charges.  Charles J. Robinson was charged by state police in June after a two-month narcotics investigation that led to the seizure of crack cocaine and a loaded handgun from Robinson’s apartment in the Saratoga Heights apartment complex on Felters Road in Binghamton.   Robinson is due to be sentenced Feb. 7 in Broome County Court after admitting in October to felony counts of attempted third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.   Those charges involved unspecified amounts of cocaine and a loaded .32-caliber semi-automatic handgun, court papers said. A grand jury indictment alleges Robinson sold crack cocaine last year to another person on two occasions in May and another in June.   Robinson is also accused of keeping drugs and drug paraphernalia at his home and illegally possessing a handgun as a previously convicted felon, a case that also involved drugs, court papers said. The drugs and weapon were being kept while Robinson’s child was in the apartment, police said.  On June 12, state police joined officers with Vestal and Endicott police departments to execute a search warrant on Robinson’s apartment. During a search, police said they found about seven grams of crack cocaine, the loaded handgun, a scale, marijuana and $470.  Robinson was indicted on felony counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor count of second degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.   Robinson is free from the Broome County jail on $20,000 bond while awaiting sentencing before Judge Martin E. Smith.

Heroin Arrests in Chenango County, NY (New Berlin K-9 Nitro)

Jan. 22, 2014

NORWICH – An investigation conducted by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division into the distribution of heroin countywide has resulted in the arrest of three area residents in the Town of Norwich.

Those charged following the investigation included Ashley Wakefield, 28, of Norwich, and Keith Johnson, 22, of New Berlin, after the pair allegedly attempted to sell heroin to an undercover police officer. The Town of New Berlin Police Department, and K9 Nitro, assisted with the investigation K9 Nitro alerted to Johnson being in possession of 19 bags of heroin.

Aaron Cleveland, 24, of New Berlin was charged with Facilitation in the 4th Degree.

Ashley Wakefield was charged with Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, Conspiracy 4th, Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Keith Johnson was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree

 

3 Owego men arrested after narcotics search warrant (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

6:02 PM, Jan 31, 2014

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Members of the New York State Police arrested three Village of Owego residents Thursday after the execution of a narcotics search warrant at their residence on South Depot Street in Owego.  Shortly before 7 a.m., members of the New York State Police, the Owego Police Department, the Endicott Police Department and the Vestal Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence, according to police reports.  A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of heroin, scales, packaging materials and hypodermic needles, police said. The investigation revealed that the men were using the residence as a location for area residents to purchase and inject heroin, according to police.  Michael J. McCarty, 28, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree criminal nuisance, both felonies. McCarty was also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.  William J. Bish IV, 38, and James M. Sauer, 23, were both charged with first-degree criminal nuisance, a felony. They were also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors.  McCarty, Bish and Sauer were all arraigned before Village of Owego Justice David Boland. Bish was remanded to Tioga County Jail with no bail. McCarty and Sauer were remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash/$100,000 bond,

 

Two Rome NY Residents Charged with Marihuana Possession (New Berlin Police K9 Bruno)

On January 25, 2014 members of the New Berlin Police Department conducted a vehicle stop on South Main Street in the Village of New Berlin. A canine search of the suspects vehicle resulted in the discovery of approximately 20 grams of marihuana.   Two subjects from the Rome NY area were each charged with Unlawful possession of marihuana and issued appearance tickets returnable to the Town Court at a later date.

Norwich Police Make Crack Cocaine Arrest (New Berlin Police K9 Nitro)

On January 25, 2014 a New Berlin Police Department canine unit was called to assist the City of Norwich Police Department with the search of a vehicle suspected to contain drugs. As a result of the canine search, a quantity of crack cocaine and marihuana was located in the car.

 

New canine patrol for Niagara Parks Police Alison Langley (Niagara Parks Police Canada K9 Cinder)

By Alison Langley, Niagara Falls Review

When an illness sidelined the first police service dog at the Niagara Parks Police, the agency knew she would be hard to replace.  "Nia was very friendly and she loved people," said handler Const. Tom Szczygiel.  "She gave lots of kisses and she was a big hit with everyone."  The German shepherd was recently diagnosed with a chronic disease which meant her days as a police dog were effectively over.  "Although her tenure was cut short due to illness she will now get to enjoy being a well cared for pet who will excel at hide and seek," said Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson.  And, since Nia was such a popular ambassador for the parks, the NPC decided a second police service dog was in order.  Cinder, an eight-month-old German shepherd from Kentucky, is currently undergoing training with the Niagara Regional Police canine unit.  "Nia had the additional quality of being a very social dog that complimented the role we all play at the Niagara Parks as ambassadors to the millions of visitors each year," said Niagara Parks chief Carl Scott.  "I have had an opportunity to observe Cinder before he went off to training and I am confident he has the social tendencies we want and the curiosity that will allow him to succeed." Szczygiel agrees.  "I expect Cinder to be popular as well."  Cinder is expected be on patrol by December.  Like his predecessor, Cinder is being trained for tracking and explosives detection.  "The Niagara Parks has an extensive trails system and the ability to utilize a canine to potentially find missing people more quickly is invaluable," Thomson said.  Nia assisted in a number of open area searches. She was about to undergo search and rescue training to make her comfortable with being lowered into the gorge from a helicopter and riding the Whirlpool Jet Boats when she became ill.  With medication, Szczygiel said, Nia will enjoy a long and happy retirement.  Like Nia, Cinder will also be used for explosive detection sweeps for NPC events such as the annual New Year’s Eve celebration and the Niagara Falls International Marathon.  "The enhanced public safety measures available to us by having an in-house explosive detection canine increases our ability to provide a safe environment that people can come and enjoy," Scott added.

 

Police: Owego traffic stop yields 90 packets of heroin (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

Feb 6, 2014

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OWEGO — A traffic stop in Owego has led to felony charges against a New York City man who allegedly had 90 packets of heroin. Donell A. Grant, 28, was stopped Thursday evening by a Tioga County Sheriff’s deputy, who found him operating a rental vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. Grant allegedly had heroin and $905 in cash, police said. Sheriff’s deputies have charged Grant with felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting prison contraband. Grant was also charged with misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic infractions. Grant was arraigned in Owego Town Court and sent to the Tioga County jail with bail set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond, to return to court Feb. 19. Sheriff’s officials said the arrest was the result of an increased emphasis on investigating drug-related activity within the county. The Endicott police K-9 unit assisted sheriff’s deputies in the traffic stop.

 

K9 Team Successfully Re-Certified in Narcotics Detection (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
03/20/14 The Endicott Police K9 Unit successfully re-certified in Narcotics Detection with the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) at White Plains, NY. This is the fourth consecutive re-certification with the USPCA by the Endicott Police K9 Team. K9 Tarah is also certified by the Eastern Police Canine Association, North American Police Working Dog Association, International Police Working Dog Association and the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Service.

 

Burglary Arrest (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

Endicott, New York Date of Release March 28, 2014

On March 28, 2014, the Endicott Police arrested Alyssa A. Chukoloski, age 29, 120 Badger Ave. #5, Endicott NY. At 607 A.M. Endicott Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Down Town Quarter Back Bar at 115 Washington Ave. Upon arrival patrols located the front window of the bar broken, along with passenger window to the owner’s vehicle which was parked in front of the bar. During the investigation at 6:30 A.M. a burglar alarm was received coming from Sam’s Bar at 700 North St. A short time later Endicott Police Uniform patrols with the assistance of the NYSP located Chukoloski walking on the railroad tracks near the 500 block of North St. During their interaction with her they located proceeds from the burglary to Sam’s Bar in Chukoloski’s possession.

During the investigation, Legal Nails, located at 17 Washington Ave., also was found with evidence of an attempted break in.

Through the investigation evidence was located connecting Chukoloski to a fourth burglary that occurred on February 27th, 2014 at Ready to Rummage at 104-106 W. Main St. Endicott.

Alyssa A. Chukoloski, age 29, 120 Badger Ave. #5, Endicott NY.

Two counts of Burglary in the 3rd degree, Class D felonies- for Ready to Rummage and Sam’s Bar
Two counts of Attempted Burglary in the 3rd degree, class E felonies for Downtown Quarterback and Legal Nails.
One count of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree, a class E felony- for the vehicle window
One count of Petit Larceny a class A misdemeanor-for stealing items from the vehicle
One count of Tampering with evidence, a class E felony- for attempting to conceal evidence while in the back of a patrol car during transport. 
One count of Possession of Burglars Tools a class A misdemeanor.

 

Two Washington Borough residents face marijuana, child welfare charges (Washington Township Police K9 Arek)

NJ.COM True Jersey By Warren Reporter  

 March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON BOROUGH — Two East Church Street residents face multiple marijuana-related charges and three children have been removed into protective custody following a two-month investigation by Washington Township Police and the Warren County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force.

Reports of drug trafficking from an East Church Street home brought a team of investigators there on Wednesday, March 26. Officials arrested Michael Francisco, 26, and Jestina Lamar, 32, on a variety of charges.  The Prosecutor's Office gave the following account:

Members of the Washington Township Police Department, the Prosecutor's Office's Narcotics Task Force, the Warren County Tactical Response Team, and the Washington Township Police Department's K-9 Unit arrived at the residence in the early afternoon of March 26 and secured the home.

In addition to Francisco, three children were there along with three pitbull dogs.

A Washington Township Police Department K-9 indicated at several locations in the residence, and the residence was thoroughly searched for drugs and drug trafficking proceeds.

Among other contraband, investigators found approximately one pound of marijuana that was in the process of being heat-sealed in a plastic bag, a bong with several pipe attachments, and more than $4,500 in U.S. currency.

Francisco and Lamar were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third degree; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, fourth degree; possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, fourth degree; possession with Intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in a school zone, third degree; and endangering the welfare of children, second degree.

Both were detained in the Warren County Correction Center with bail set at $100,000 bail. Additionally, both must establish that any funds used for bail aren't proceeds from drug trafficking.

The three children were taken into protective custody by the Department of Children Protection and Permanency.

The second-degree charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison; the third-degree charges are punishable by up to five years in state prison.

 

Two Washington residents face numerous drug-related charges after they were arrested by authorities this week at a borough home, court records say. (Washington Township NJ Police K9 Arek)

Michael LaBar, 40, and Jennifer Middaugh, 29, were scheduled to make their first appearances today in New Jersey Superior Court on charges that included conspiracy, distribution and possession of heroin.

LaBar and Middaugh were arrested Thursday, the same day they were accused of distributing an undisclosed amount of heroin within the borough, according to a criminal complaint filed by Washington Township police. Each faces additional charges as they had the drugs within 1,000 feet of two Washington schools, records say.

It was not the first drug arrest for LaBar, according to court records.

He was sentenced in 2010 to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to heroin possession. Previously, in 1998, he was given a 13-month sentence on marijuana possession charges, records say.

Both he and Middaugh have been sent to the Warren County jail in lieu of $35,000 bail. They remained in the facility this afternoon, records indicate.

 

State Police Charge Johnson City Pair with Possession of Drugs and Weapons (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
4/1/14
NYSP CNET Southern Tier assisted by Vestal Police and Endicott Police executed a search warrant on Corliss Av location recovering crack cocaine packaged for sale along with marihuana. A loaded handgun was also found. A 38 year resident was charged with marihuana possession and a 17 year was charged with possession with intent to sell, the felonies, for possession of the crack cocaine and with possession of the firearm.

 

Two Charged With Heroin and Crack Cocaine Possession in Endwell (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
4/15/14
New York State Police CNET assisted by Vestal Police and the Endicott Police executed a search warrant on Riverview Drive in Endwell, NY.  Endicott’s K9 located heroin and crack cocaine was recovered.  A 21 year old male was charged with Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell 3rd Degree, a B felony, and a 37 year old female was charge with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a B felony.  Both were remanded to the Broome County Jail.

 

Endicott Man Arrested for Possession of Heroin (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
May 7, 2014
An Endicott man, on Parole for Robbery was taken into custody after a NYS Parole Officer made an early morning home visit finding him in possession of an illegal knife. Endicott Police were called to assist and heroin was discovered in the man's apartment. The man was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, a felony, and was remanded to the Broome County Jail.
 
Twenty Year Old Endicott Man Charged with Criminal Sale of Marihuana (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
May 7, 2014
A twenty year of Endicott man was arrested for Attempted Criminal Sale of Marihuana after Endicott Police were summoned to his place of work to investigate a theft. The Endicott Police K9 Unit discovered the man was in possession of illegal drugs consisting of 21 individually packaged for sale bags of marihuana. The man was charged with Petit Larceny and Attempted Criminal Sale of Marihuana in the 4th Degree, both misdemeanors. The man was issued an Appearance Ticket for a later court date.

 

Endicott man accused of robbing 85-year-old (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

May 23, 2014

A 26-year-old Endicott man was charged today with felony third-degree robbery after he was accused of forcible stealing an 85-year-old man’s wallet, according to Endicott Police.

Around 9:53 a.m., Sean M. Jefferson of 214 Washington Ave. had stopped to ask the victim for bus money at the corner of Washington Avenue and Broad Street. When the victim opened his wallet, Jefferson grabbed it and ran.

A police K9 that was tracking the suspect, causing Jefferson to break cover and was seen when a responding detective on a perimeter post observed Jefferson, who matched the suspect’s description, two blocks from the scene of the robbery and detained him. Jefferson was taken into custody without incident with the assistance of the K9 and officers.

Jefferson is currently in the Endicott Police lockup waiting to be arraigned in the Village of Endicott Court

 
Open Container Arrest Leads To Possession Of Methamphetamine Charge (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
May 24, 2014
An Endwell man walking on North St in Endicott with an open can of beer was arrested for possession of methamphetamine when a police K9 alerted when he was detained on the Village ordinance. 
The man was issued an Appearance Ticket for a later court date and released.
 
 

More than 40 bags of heroin found during search (New Berlin Police K9 Nitro)

The Evening Sun

By: Ashley Biviano, Managing Editor

Published: May 16th, 2014

SOUTH NEW BERLIN – A ‘no knock’ search warrant executed Thursday evening by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of one female, who is being held on various charges in lieu of $15,000 bail.  The warrant, executed just before 6 p.m. last night on Route 8 stemmed from a lengthy investigation into the sale of both heroin and cocaine in Chenango County, said authorities.  According to a release, the Chenango County’s Narcotics Division recovered cocaine and heroin from within the residence, as well as scales for weighing narcotics and packaging material.  Authorities said 47 bags of heroin and approximately seven grams of cocaine were seized.  Arrested was 39-year-old Jennifer L. Perrotti of South New Berlin. She was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; criminal nuisance in the first degree, a class E felony; criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree; and endangering the welfare of a child.  Perrotti was arraigned in the Town of Columbus Court where she was remanded to the CCCF in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.  According to authorities, she is expected to appear in the Town of New Berlin Court at a later date.  The CCSO was assisted by the Town of New Berlin Police Department and K-9 Nitro, as well as the Norwich Police Department.

 

Police seized more than $5,000 worth of heroin in Norwich Wednesday night and arrested two people.   (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)

Norwich, NY (WBNG)

05/28/14

According to Norwich Police, John Zangari, 51, and Lynn Minck, 44, both of Norwich, were arrested Wednesday for bringing what police described as a "large quantity" of bundled heroin into the city of Norwich.   Police said they found heroin in the couple's vehicle when they stopped them at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Officers then searched the couple's apartment at 28 Fair St.   Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino said the arrest comes after several weeks of investigating alongside the Chenango County Sheriff's Office.   As of late Wednesday evening, both Zangari and Minck were still being processed at the Norwich Police Department. 

Charges:

John A. Zangari

- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree (with intent to sell), a class B felony

- Criminal nuisance, 1st degree, class E felony

Lynn M. Minck

- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree (with intent to sell), a class B felony

- Criminal nuisance, 1st degree, class E felony

 

Possession of Marihuana (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)

 An 18 year of man was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop in Norwich.

 

Possession of Marihuana (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)

 A 25 year old was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana

 

Man and Woman from Norwich Arrested on Drug Charges (Norwich Police K9 Nitro/Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

 June 5, 2014

 A Norwich man and woman were arrested on drug charges after New York State Police conducted a traffic stop on Route 12 in Oxford. Misdemeanor charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Criminal Using Drug Paraphernalia were lodged against the two.

Two arrested for crack (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)

By: Ashley Biviano, Managing Editor

Published: June 11th, 2014

NORWICH – Two from the Bronx were arrested by the Norwich Police at approximately 4:35 p.m. Tuesday and were charged with felony drug possession and various other charges.

 

19-year-old William Rochez was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; criminal impersonation in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and criminal nuisance in the first degree, a class E felony.

Another Bronx man, Noel Budram, 18, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; and criminal nuisance in the first degree, a class E felony.   According to the report from the Norwich Police Department, the arrest was made following an incident in the City of Norwich.  Both individuals were arraigned in Norwich City Court Tuesday night.    According to a Norwich City Court employee, both men were remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, $20,000 bail bond, or $40,000 real property.  Both are scheduled to appear in court Thursday for their felony hearings.

Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino was unavailable for further comment regarding the incident and arrests as of press time. Angelino did say early this morning the men were in possession of crack cocaine.

The amount of the crack has not been confirmed.

 

Southern Tier Police Canine Association members passed re-certifications 
June 6, 2014
Endicott, NY

K9 Units members of the Southern Tier Police Canine Association Inc. received certifications after testing under the Eastern Police Canine Association Inc during a weeklong seminar sponsored by the Southern Tier Police Canine Association Incorporated in Endicott. 

Endicott Police Department Ofc. J.L. Vanek & K9 Tarah passed the Eastern Police Canine Association Inc. Police Narcotics Dog 2 Advanced Certification test, including Person Search, receiving it for the sixth consecutive year, the longest passing consecutive advanced certification in Eastern Police Canine Association’s history.
Ofc R. Stelmak & K9 Yogy of the Scranton PA Police Department passed the Police Narcotics Dog 2 Advanced Certification test for the second consecutive year.
Corporal D. Bee & K9 Arek of the Washington Township NJ Police Department successful past the Eastern Police Canine Association Inc. Police Narcotics Dog 2 Advanced Certification Test. 

Ofc T. Miller & K9 Nitro of the Norwich NY Police Department successful past the Eastern Police Canine Association Inc. Police Narcotics Dog 1 Certification Test.

Southern Tier Police Canine Association members past re-certifications with New York State Divisions of Criminal Justice Service as Narcotics Detection Dog Teams with Advanced Certifications:  
Endicott Police Officer J.L. Vanek & K9 Tarah, Norwich Police Officer T. Miller & K9 Nitro, New Berlin NY Police Sergeant R. Jones & K9 Bruno, and Delhi NY Police Officer M. Davis and K9 Ronnie. 

 

Man Arrested on Marihuana Charges (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
07/01/14
The NYSP CNET Southern Tier assisted by the Vestal Police and Endicott Police executed a search warrant at a Vestal House where marihuana, cocaine and US Currency was located. Then man was arrested and charged with Marihuana possession.
 
 
 
Two Women Arrested for Possession of Heroin and Methamphetamine (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)
07/04/14
A car stop by Endicott Police lead to the discovery of methamphetamine and heroin. Endicott Police stopped a vehicle on E. Main St for an improper turn. K9 Tarah indicated that there was narcotics odor on the two occupants and the vehicle. The subsequent search revealed that there was methamphetamine in the vehicle and methamphetamine precursors. A search of one of the females revealed she was concealing heroin, US Currency and methamphetamine on her person. Both were charged with multiple crimes and held at the Endicott Police Station.

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Police seize 90 bags of heroin, 3 guns, meth and pills in Vestal (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

July 12, 2014 

Police have arrested four people after three illegal handguns and drugs were seized in a search warrant at a Vestal residence.  Vestal police said the investigation began several weeks ago, after police received an anonymous tip about suspected drug activity at 904 Vestal Road. On Friday, Vestal police along with the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and Metro SWAT team conducted a search warrant at the house.  One of three illegal handguns found in the search was reported stolen in the state of Georgia, police said. Officers also found a small amount of methamphetamine and Oxycodone pills in the Vestal residence, police said.  The homeowner, 51-year-old Glen Ludington, was charged with a felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Also charged Friday was 45-year-old Sheri Pabon, with three misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Several hours before the search warrant, a Vestal police officer had stopped a vehicle leaving the house. Larry Roberto, 37, of Endwell, and Brooke Miller, 23, of Conklin were in the vehicle and allegedly had 90 bags of heroin along with a small amount of methamphetamine, police said.  Robert was charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor count of driving while impaired by drugs. Miller was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

 

Norwich Heroin Arrest (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)
07/27/14

Katlyn Sallai was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled substance in the 7th degree and unlawful possession of marihuana following a traffic stop in the City of Norwich. Upon a search of the vehicle K9 Nitro located a clear plastic bag containing marihuana and two white envelopes containing heroin.

 

Norwich Marihuana Arrest (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)
07/27/14

Kyle Whitney was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop in the City of Norwich. After officer Miller detected the odor of Marihuana the subject consented to a search of the vehicle and K9 Nitro located a metal container containing a quantity of Marihuana.

 

Norwich Marihuana Arrest (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)

07/27/14
Joseph McConnell was arrested following a traffic stop in the City of Norwich for DWI, Reckless Driving and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Upon a vehicle search K9 Nitro indicated on a toolbox where a glass mason jar containing a quantity of Marihuana was located.

 

Heroin, Marihuana and Drug Paraphilia Arrest Made In Binghamton (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

 7/31/14

 New York State Police CNET along with Vestal Police and Endicott Police executed a search warrant on Lydia St in the City of Binghamton. A male was arrested and charged with a Felony charge for possession/sale of heroin, and misdemeanor charges for possession of drug paraphilia along with Criminal Nuisances. Two women were charged with possession of marihuana.

Police: Pot plants, paraphernalia found in Fenton home (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

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Staff report 11:26 a.m. EDT August 16, 2014

A Fenton man is charged with various offenses after police said they found pot in his home

A Town of Fenton man was charged with various drug offenses Friday after police found marijuana plants, 40 grams of the processed drug and other paraphernalia in his home, according to New York State Police.

The state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, along with Vestal and Endicott police departments, executed a search warrant for 16 Dumas Road on Friday. Police said the search yielded eight, 2 ½-foot-tall marijuana plants, the processed drug, smoking devices and packaging material.

Christopher M. Hartmann, 27, was charged with unlawfully growing cannabis and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He is scheduled to appear in Town of Fenton court on Sept. 4.

 

Police: Weapons, pot found in Binghamton home (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

08/19/14

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State police said marijuana plants, guns and other weapons were seized after a raid Tuesday in a residence at 31 Orton Ave., in Binghamton.

A 50 year old man was arrested on drug and weapons charges after police searched his home.

Investigators said they seized three assault rifles, 13 homemade explosive devices, 11 military grade smoke grenades, three riot grenades, 350 large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, a metal knuckle knife, a switchblade, four collapsible batons, seven billy clubs, 18 long guns, and more than 45,000 rounds of ammunition.

Thirteen marijuana plants, lights used for growing and other equipment were also seized, police said.

The investigation was conducted by the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and Gun Investigation Unit, along with the Endicott and Vestal police departments.

The subject was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, unlawfully possessing or selling noxious material, and unlawfully growing cannabis, all misdemeanors.

Hamilton was arraigned in Binghamton City Court and was sent to the Broome County jail without bail.

 

Endicott man arrested on meth charges (Endicott Police K9 Tarah)

08/20/14

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An Endicott man was arrested Wednesday after investigators raided his home and found a methamphetamine lab, state police said.

A 32 year old man of Firth St., had meth and materials used to make and sell meth in his residence, according to police.

Investigators entered the house with a search warrant and found 3 1/2 ounces of liquid meth, a gram of powder meth, liquid anabolic steroids, packaging materials and scales, police said.

Twenty-six different processes used to make meth using the “one-pot” method were also seized in the house, along with some of the following meth ingredients: pseudo-ephedrine, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, lithium batteries and various solvents, police said.

 

The subject was charged with felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, along with two misdemeanor counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned in Endicott Village Court and sent to the Broome County jail without bail.

 

Robbery Arrest (Endicott Police K9 Tarah/Vestal Police K9 Kai)

Endicott, New York Date of Release August 29, 2014

On August 29, 2014, the Endicott Police arrested Antoine M. Legree, age 33, 1411 Riverview Dr. Endicott, NY and his cousin Omar C. Legree, age 26, 1411 Riverview Dr. Endicott, NY for one count each of Robbery in the first degree, a class B felony and Conspiracy in the fourth degree, a class D felony. 
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Antoine M. Legree is accused of entering the Sazash Stop and Shop on 109 Washington Ave. at 9:37 p.m. on Wednesday August 20th 2014, wearing a ski mask, displaying a knife, threatening the store clerk and then stealing the cash drawer and money, then fleeing on foot. The Endicott Police K9 tracked to a parking lot and a witness described seeing a green minivan leaving the parking lot. A vehicle matching the description was located several days later by Endicott Police Detective James Surdoval which ultimately led to the pair being located and arrested. 

Omar C. Legree is accused of acting as a look out for Antoine and driving him to and from the scene of the robbery. 

Both suspects are also facing Attempted Robbery in the first degree, class C felony charges from the New York State Police for a robbery they had attempted to commit at the Runway Foods store, 3225 E. Main St. Endwell minutes before the Endicott robbery

 

Delhi Police say a noise complaint led to a felony drug arrest this morning (Delhi Police K9 Ronnie)

09/05/14

Police, working with a police dog, arrested two men on felony drug possession charges on Sept. 5 after responding to a noise complaint at a 25 Second Street apartment. Jahquari Greene, 19, Amityville, and Michael Teelan, 19, Bronx, were charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Police say they seized quantities of psilocybin mushrooms, “molly” (MDMA), marijuana, marijuana wax, packaging materials and $126 cash from the apartment. 
Greene and Teelan were arraigned at the Delhi town court, where they were remanded to jail without bail.

Police: New Berlin man found with heroin, pills (Delhi Police K9 Ronnie)

The Evening Sun

Chenango County’s Hometown Daily

By: Ashley Babbitt, Managing Editor

Published: October 1st, 2014

NORWICH — A 47-year-old New Berlin man was arrested early Wednesday morning by Norwich Police and was charged with a drug related felony and two misdemeanors. The man was held at the Norwich Police Department pending his arraignment this morning.

 According to Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino, officers were instructed at roll call at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday to be on the lookout for a stolen car. “At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers working saw the vehicle and approached it,” said Angelino. He added that officers initially thought the vehicle was unoccupied, yet an individual sat up in the vehicle as officers approached. The vehicle was in the parking lot of a City of Norwich business.  The New Berlin Police Department is the agency that put out the alert for the stolen vehicle.   Angelino said the man arrested was not the person in the vehicle, but he was nearby. 

Arrested was Jose Iran Gonzalez, who was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony — possession with intent to sell; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor.

According to authorities, Gonzalez was found to be in possession of 45 envelopes containing heroin. Additionally, after further investigation, 10 Hydrocodone pills were said to have been found on his person.  

Gonzalez was arraigned by Norwich City Court Judge James Downey at approximately 9 a.m. Downey advised Gonzalez of his rights.

According to the charges read by Downey, the Hydrocodone pills were said to have been found in Gonzalez’s back pocket in a clear bag. The heroin was said to have been found in bundles. With regard to the vehicle, it’s alleged that Gonzalez operated a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Gonzalez told the court he wished for an attorney to represent him, and Downey told Gonzalez to fill out the application for a public defender before leaving the courthouse to go to the Chenango County Correctional Facility.  

Judge Downey was unable to set a bail amount on Gonzalez.

“Looking at your rap sheet, it looks like you’ve got four prior felony convictions,” said Downey. “I can’t set bail, it has to be set by the county court.” Downey explained if an individual has been convicted of more than two felonies, County Court must set the bail. “In terms of setting bail, I don’t have the jurisdiction to do it.”

Downey explained to Gonzalez that the CCCF will typically allow more than one phone call if the individual is trying to work out bail arrangements.

“What are all these calls for if I ain’t got no bail?” asked Gonzalez.

Said Downey, “I assure you you’ve got people that care about you that would appreciate (a phone call) saying you’re alright; but you’ve got this big legal problem (to deal with).”

Gonzalez is scheduled to reappear in Norwich City Court Tuesday for his felony hearing where he will be represented by counsel.

Norwich Police’s K9 Nitro assisted in the investigation.

“I’m very proud of the officers for being alert and finding that car in a parking lot full of other cars,” said Angelino.

Gonzalez will be held at the CCCF currently without bail.

 

Man Charged with Felony Drug Possession (Delhi Police K9 Ronnie)
A traffic stop on September 21st led to the felony drug arrest of a 20 year old Accord man. Dashiell Stratton was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree (A-II Felonies) after police found him to be in possession of cocaine and oxycodone. Stratton was arraigned at the Delhi Town Court where he was remanded to the Delaware County Jail without bail.
 
Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance Felony Arrest (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)
Norwich Youth age 17 of Norwich was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree with the intent to sell for possessing heroin, crack cocaine and morphine pills following a traffic stop where PO Miller and K9 Nitro located a container in subjects vehicle containing said substances. Subject is held at Norwich Police lockup awaiting arraignment.
 
Marihuana Arrests in Norwich (Norwich Police K9 Nitro)
A Norwich Youth age 16 was arrested for unlawful possession of marihuana for being in possession of a container containing marihuana following a suspicious person complaint at a park in the city of Norwich.
 
Earl Mullenax age 21 was arrested for unlawful possession of marihuana for being in possession of marihuana following a suspicious person complaint at a park in the city of Norwich.
 

 

 

 

 

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