The Village of Deposit is under a boil water advisory, due to a water main break yesterday. The advisory should be lifted sometime on Saturday.
A Deposit man was sent to the hospital during a house fire on Sunday. Crews were called to the home at 39 Elm Street just after 9 a.m. A family of eight was living in the home at the time of the fire. The man who owned the home was sent to the hospital after being burned on his hands and feet. Four departments were battling the fire with two departments on standby. Strong winds kept rekindling the flames just as fast as firefighters could put them out. There is no word on the condition of the man who was sent to the hospital. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A recent audit of the Village of Deposit determined that the village did not effectively oversee finances. The audit reviewed the village’s records from 2008 through 2013. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says errors were made in relation to maintenance of accounting records, citing an example where revenues recorded at an end of the year annual update were less than what was recorded in accounting records. As a result, unreasonable budgets were drafted during those reviewed years. DiNapoli says the village board recognized the results and will take “corrective action”.
A wood stove reportedly caused a fire in Deposit over the weekend. The Deposit Fire Chief says crews responded to the home on China Road around 3:30 early Saturday morning. Officials say the owner was the only person home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The cold temperatures caused some issues while putting out the fire and it later rekindled, destroying the home. The Red Cross is currently assisting the homeowner.
Investigators have yet to release the cause of a fire that destroyed a Deposit home. The Deposit Fire Chief says crews responded to the China Road home around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. They say the fire started in the kitchen. The owner was the only person home at the time and was not hurt. The cold temperatures caused some issues while putting out the fire and it later rekindled that night, destroying the home. The Red Cross is assisting the homeowner.
Two Deposit brothers are scheduled to be sentenced this week in Broome County following charges from a narcotics raid in January. 43-year-old William Michalski and 44-year-old Paul Michalski had a search warrant executed on their vehicle on Conklin Avenue, and were found with 33 bags of heroin with intent to sell. They will be sentenced on Friday following guilty pleas to felony attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors have recommended a split sentence of four months in county jail and five years of probation.
A Deposit man is facing weapons charges following a traffic stop in Johnson City. 26-year-old Kamal Khawaja is being charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, along with unlawful possession of marijuana. He was pulled over after he ran a red light. Police detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and found both the drug and a collapsible baton. The man was arraigned in village court and remanded to the Broome County Jail.
A man is dead after driving off the road and hitting a tree, according to New York State Police.
Police said the accident happened at 6:00 a.m. Saturday on Airport Road in the Town of Deposit. According to police, 52-year-old Gerard Kamp of Deposit, was driving a 2014 Mercedes Benz on Airport Road when he failed to make a sharp left curve in the road. Police said the vehicle traveled off the west shoulder of the road and struck a tree. Kamp was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.