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Owego police, other Southern Tier Law Enforcement agencies make felony arrests

Owego police arrested Donald B. Russell, 61, Apalachin, for Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree (Felony), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Misdemeanor), following an investigation of damage to a vehicle on Erie Street. Russell was issued Appearance Tickets returnable to the Village of Owego Court.

Owego police arrested Dominic V Neal, 18, Owego, was arrested for Strangulation in the Second Degree (D – Felony), Tempering with Physical Evidence (Felony), Criminal Obstruction of Breathing (Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree (Misdemeanor) Assault in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor), following investigation of a Domestic Violence Incident on McMaster Street. Neal was turned over to Tioga County Sheriff’s Office for arraignment.

Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Miller conducted a traffic stop May 20 on a 2008 Ford Edge for a loud muffler. Miller interacted with the operator, Joshua Howell, 37, of Endicott, who was agitated, nervous and acting in a suspicious manner. Howell produced some paraphernalia utilized in the consumption of illicit narcotics. During a search of the vehicle a large quantity of illicit substances were located:
  • 68 grams of a vegetative substance that field tested positive for the presence of marijuana
  • 22 grams of a powdery substance that field tested positive for the presence of heroin
  • 16 grams of a powdery substance that field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine
  • 59 individually packaged Suboxone strips
  • One handheld pocket scale
  • One pipe with burnt residue
  • A bag of empty vials
  • $296.00 in cash
Howell was taken into custody and charged with:
  • Three counts of Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, a class B felony
  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th degree, a class D felony
  • Criminal use of drug paraphernalia 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor

On April 10, New York State Police at Endwell arrested Daniel J. Lynch, 57 of Endicott, for the felonies of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree and Driving While Intoxicated (with a previous conviction within 10 years). A trooper initiated a traffic stop after observing vehicle and traffic infractions on North Street in Endicott.  While interviewing Lynch, the trooper observed characteristics associated with alcohol impairment was arrested and transported to State Police in Kirkwood where his B.A.C was .25 percent.

On April 29, New York State Police at Kirkwood arrested Bryan K. Baker, 41 of Endicott, for the felony of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child as Passenger (Leandra’s Law). Troopers were assisting Broome County Sheriff’s looking for a vehicle with Baker who was involved in a domestic dispute. A trooper observed the described vehicle on Route 26 and observed vehicle and traffic violations.  A traffic stop was initiated and while interviewing Baker, the trooper smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage and characteristics associated with impairment.  There was also a child in the vehicle.  Baker was arrested and transported to State Police in Kirkwood where his reportable B.A.C was .14 percent.