An Endicott Police Officer was injured in an accident at the intersection of Oak Hill Avenue and Watson Boulevard last night. Police say the officer was driving southbound on Oak Hill in a marked patrol car around 5:45pm when it collided with another car that was traveling on Watson Boulevard. Three people, including the officer, were transported to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City with minor injuries. Police say additional details may be released once they conclude their investigation. They declined to identify anyone involved in the accident.
An Endicott man is now facing federal child pornography charges. 58-year-old Richard Squires was already facing state charges, but is now facing federal counts after he was accused of taking inappropriate pictures and videos of three teenage girls during a sleepover four years ago. The girls told FBI agents that Squires forced them to do inappropriate activities during a game of truth or dare. Squires remains in the Broome County Jail without bail. He was arrested by Endicott Police on April 14.
A woman suffered serious burns in a fire at her apartment on Main Street in Endicott yesterday. Firefighters say the fire started while the woman was smoking in bed while on oxygen. Crews were able to contain the flames to just her apartment, but half a dozen other apartments had to be evacuated. The Red Cross is assisting six residents from the apartment building. The Endicott Fire Department received help from the Vestal, West Corners, and Union Center departments to fight the fire.
Endicott Police have taken three people into custody after an armed robbery at a residence on Saturday. Police say 23-year-old Reuben Ogando of Endicott displayed a knife and forcibly stole cash from a 34-year-old person inside a residence on the 300 block of Hill Avenue around 5pm Saturday. Two women were also accused of taking part in the robbery, 21-year-old Christina Ciotoli of Port Crane and 20-year-old Alexcia Jackson of Endicott. Ogando was taken into custody on Odell Avenue after a police K-9 tracked him down, while the women were arrested later. All three were arraigned on robbery charges and sent to the Broome County Jail without bail. Endicott Police are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call them at 607-785-3341.
An Endicott man is facing charges after he was found to be in possession of child pornography. The Endicott Police Department arrested 58-year-old Richard Squires on Friday after a search of the man’s apartment on Cleveland Avenue. He is charged with two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child and police say more charges are possible as their investigation continues. Squires was taken to the Broome County Jail without bail after arraignment.
No one was injured in a fire at a multi-family home in Endicott yesterday. The fire was reported at 1412 Tracy Street just before 2pm. Smoke could be seen from miles away as crews worked to battle the blaze. The home was left severely damaged, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross says three families were displaced by the fire. They are providing assistance to the six adults and eight children who lived in the residence.
Owego, Newark Valley, and Endicott are just a few of the local beneficiaries of $40 million in Restore New York grants. The Village of Owego has been awarded $500,000 for a gateway project in the historic district, while the Village of Newark Valley will receive $100,000 to demolish a former ladder factory. The Village of Endicott has been awarded $440,000 to tear down a property on Madison Avenue and construct a parking lot in its place. Their award will also be used to rehabilitate the former Broad Street Elementary School into a building that can be used by other businesses.
The Endicott Fire Department was called to reports of a structure fire at After Hours Tires overnight. The call came in around 2:30am for reports of a fire at 701 North Street in the village. When firefighters arrived, they found a flat bed truck on fire inside the building. The vehicle was towed out and the flames were extinguished. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation.