A woman from Johnson City has been arrested for stealing over $7,500 from a local fire department. 48-year-old Laura Landers was the treasurer of the Nanticoke Fire Department from 2012 to 2014. During that time, she is said to have taken $7,779 dollars. She was arraigned in the Town of Conklin Court and released to appear back in court at a later date.
Three individuals were sent to the hospital as a result of a head-on collision on Route 26 in the Town of Nanticoke. The accident occurred between the Octagon Inn and the Glen Aubrey Fire Department just after 7pm. Fire crews had to use the jaws of life to extract one of the individuals from their car. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Parts of Tioga and Broome counties are without power following an outage shortly after nine o’clock. NYSEG is reporting 185 outages in Tioga County with over 6,000 outages in Broome. The outages in Broome County are mainly affecting Johnson City, Maine, Union, and Nanticoke, with outages in Tioga County mostly just in Newark Valley. Power is expected to be restored shortly after noon today. The outages caused a loss of traffic signals and Johnson City police were directing traffic at some intersections in the village.
Crews responded to a fire that took place early Thursday morning in a garage in Nanticoke. The Glen Aubrey Fire Department was called to the scene at 7 Preston Drive just after 5 o’clock. The garage at the home housed an SUV which had caught fire and spread throughout the garage. The Glen Aubrey fire department called crews from Chenango, Nanticoke, and the Town of Maine to the scene. The garage is attached to the house, but firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within 25 minutes, saving most of the garage and all of the house. A man living at the residence was in the garage during the fire, trying to pull out the SUV, but was unsuccessful. He was able to escape injury-free, and the vehicle had to be towed out of the garage. Broome County Fire Investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze.
An Ithaca man is accused of trying to do drugs in a vehicle with his two-year-old son in the back seat. Police said a property owner called police, claiming a truck had driven into the corn field across from his home along State Route 26 in the Town of Nanticoke. When police arrived, they found 34-year-old Nicholas Faiella, in the driver’s seat, and witnessed him trying to inject himself with methamphetamine. Police also said Faiella’s two-year-old son was in the back seat. Faiella is now facing multiple drug charges as well as endangering the welfare of a child. He’s being held at the Broome County Correctional Facility. The toddler was given to his mother.
Two people were arrested in Binghamton for possessing stolen jewelry and drugs. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday to 27 Tompkins Street in the city of Binghamton. 23-year-old Joshua Kramer, and 21-year-old Harlee Skinner, were found inside the apartment.
Detectives took the two into custody for previously possessing stolen jewelry from a Town of Union second-hand jewelry store.
The sheriff’s office says the recovered jewelry was stolen during a burglary of a Town of Nanticoke residence. During the investigation, detectives also found drug paraphernalia in the apartment. After serving a search warrant, detectives found seven glassine envelopes with what was believed to be heroin and ingredients and equipment for making methamphetamine. The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team and the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force assisted at the scene.
Both Kramer and Skinner were arraigned in the Town of Union Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail.
A teen is arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a trailer two weeks ago.
Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies say 16-year-old Daniel Knight, of Glen Aubrey, set a home on fire in the Meadow Brook Trailer Park along Route 26. He’s being charged with arson in the third degree, a class C felony.
He was arraigned in the Town of Nanticoke Court and released pending further court action.
The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested 42-year-old Alicia Hoyt of Nanticoke, following a domestic dispute which occurred Wednesday evening.
Alicia arrived at the residence to retrieve property and while there took a knife and slashed the victim’s mattress and destroyed other property in the house. Alicia then turned on a hair iron and placed it in the bedding and left the house unattended.
Alicia is charged with attempted arson, as well as criminal mischief, both of which are felonies. She was arraigned before the Town of Nanticoke court and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail.