Binghamton Police have charged one person in connection with a shooting on Susquehanna Street Friday that left four people injured, including the alleged shooter. Binghamton Police say it started inside the Yellow Deli at 121 Susquehanna Street just after 2:30pm when 20-year-old Fuquan Campbell got into a physical altercation with two other individuals. Investigators say he was armed with a handgun and at some point pulled his weapon out and shot the two other individuals, as well as a 15-year-old bystander and himself on accident. All four are expected to survive, and the bystander was treated at the scene. The other three were taken to the hospital. Campbell is facing charges for attempted assault. Police are still searching for the weapon used in the shooting.
The man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in Binghamton turned himself in to police yesterday. 25-year-old Juan Lopez-Laboy is accused of stabbing 31-year-old Santos Echevarria to death in the parking lot of Town & Country Apartments early Sunday. Lopez-Laboy was arraigned in city court yesterday on a charge of second-degree murder and remanded to the Broome County Jail. Police say the Puerto Rico native has lived in Binghamton for the last two years. No motive for the stabbing has been released, and police are still investigating.
A city resident was stabbed to death early Sunday in Binghamton and detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a person of interest. Binghamton Police say 31-year-old Santos Echevarria was fatally stabbed during a disturbance in the parking lot of Town & Country Apartments around 2:30am Sunday. Police are now looking for 25-year-old Juan Lopez. He is described as a white male of Hispanic origin, standing 5-foot-6 and weighing around 120 pounds. Lopez lives in Binghamton, but has ties to New York City and Monroe County. Anyone with information on the man’s whereabouts is asked to call Binghamton Police at 607-772-7080.
A Binghamton woman was found guilty today of sexually abusing a relative. 37-year-old Samantha Werkheiser was found guilty by Broome County Judge Joseph Cawley this morning of abusing a 6-year-old relative between 2003 and 2007. This is the second time she has been found guilty of the crime after her first conviction was overturned on appeal. Werkheiser will be sentenced in March.
Binghamton Police got a surprise on Tuesday, when a traffic stop discovered $20,000 in stolen cash and savings bonds. Around 10pm, police stopped a car on Jarvis Street in the city. After discovering drugs on 51-year-old Alan Barnett of Endicott, they asked to search the vehicle. That search turned up the stolen cash and bonds, which were taken from a home in Endwell. The occupants of the car were turned over to the New York State Police for investigation of the burglary.
Binghamton Police are looking for one of the men responsible for an armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant. Brothers Brian and Brad Chase are accused of robbing the Far East Chinese Restaurant on the city’s South Side Jan. 29. Binghamton Police say one of the brothers entered the restaurant with a gun and made off with an unknown amount of cash. The other brother drove the getaway car. Brad Chase was taken into custody at his home. Police are still looking for Brian. Anyone with information about the man’s whereabouts is asked to call Binghamton Police at 607-772-7080.
The Binghamton Senators have scheduled a press conference for tTuesday, where it is expected they will announce that the New Jersey Devils will move their AHL affiliate here starting next season. AHL Commissioner Dave Andrews deferred to answer any questions about a possible relocation this morning, saying that announcement should be done by the teams involved. The Albany Times Union and other media outlets have reported that it is a done deal for the Devils to replace the outgoing Senators. If true, they would become the seventh pro hockey team to play in Binghamton. Tomorrow’s press conference is scheduled for 1pm.
Binghamton will receive state funds to demolish a vacant property on the city’s North Side. The city has received more than $500,000 through the Restore New York program, which will be used to demolish the old Big Lots building on State Street and build an $11 million affordable housing project in its place. Mayor Rich David says the building will feature nearly 50 apartments and commercial spaces, which he hopes to turn into a needed grocery store for that section of the city. Other projects across the Southern Tier also received Restore New York funding yesterday, including building renovations in Elmira and Ithaca.