Charge filed in Heritage vandalism

A charge of criminal mischief has been filed in connection to the vandalism that occurred at Heritage Golf Course in September.

A 19-year-old Oneonta man has been charged and he is expected to turn himself in to the Oneonta Police Department today.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 6. Several golf carts were severely damaged, including one that was submerged in one of the course’s ponds, and greens and fairways were vandalized.

Earlier reports had estimated that as much as $50,000 in damage was sustained but that figure has now been reduced to $28,000, according to Oneonta police chief James Chapman.