All crimes described in police media releases are allegations. Named suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

State troopers based in Richfield Springs arrested Tamara L. Tophoven for allegedly abandoning seven animals. Tophoven, 57, was charged with four counts including injuring animals and failure to provide proper care. She is accused of abandoning dogs and cats in a trailer.

46-year-old Seth R. Wolle has been arrested by Otsego County deputies and charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities are investigating a report of Wolle performed a lewd act in the presence of minors.

Law enforcement officers made multiple arrests for drunk driving over four days of Independence Day celebrations. Those busted include Bianca Jean, 30, of Elmont, charged by Deposit state troopers with driving while intoxicated. Margaretville troopers arrested Robert Balcom, 67, of Margaretville, for driving while intoxicated. And Shaney Stevens, 50, of Coventry, was arrested by Norwich troopers with driving while intoxicated.

State troopers based in Deposit arrested Lacey Moore, 24-years old, and Dillon Rought, 29-years-old, on gun related charges. Both defendants are accused of criminal possession of a weapon.

Bradley C. Cook, 41, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison and 15 years of post-release supervision. This after Cook was convicted on two counts of a first-degree criminal sexual act. Judge Michael Getman handed down the sentence.

Two Edmeston Women Arrested After Pets Allegedly Left in Trailer

On July 2, 2022 New York State Police arrested two Edmeston (Otsego County) women after several dogs and cats, many of whom need medical care, were allegedly left in a trailer. The Susquehanna SPCA in Cooperstown is assisting with assessment, veterinary care, and possible rehabilitation of the pets. 

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15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- July 2022

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 07/02/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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Abandoned Ramada Hotel in Lake George is Eerie as Hell

According to the description, this video was taken in the summer of 2021. It claims to be of the former Ramada Hotel in Lake George, although a couple different hotels/motels have sported the Ramada name over the years, it's not clear which one this is. Looking back at some property transactions, it may be a Ramada that eventually become known as the Lake View Inn and Conference Center, located on Route 9N off Northway exit 21. Since no footage looks to have been taken around the building, it's difficult to confirm that. The last photo taken by Google Maps has the road leading to the hotel roped off, so more than likely it's the same place. Perhaps some locals or former guests may recognize the property?

Still, some pretty interesting finds as the explorers take us on a tour of the hotel. It appears all the remaining items in the rooms were pushed out into the parking lot. Old TV's, mattresses, bedding and vending machines line the hotel in the parking lot in a large junk pile.

Inside, the sun room had clearly seen better days - that may have been a restaurant. We can also see a bathroom (urinals) and what appears to be the kitchen. The first floor looks to have been almost completely gutted, so maybe there are plans for this place?

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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