Drug-related incidents and stolen goods keep Oneonta Police busy


Several drug-related arrests have taken place within Oneonta over the past couple of weeks, according to the Oneonta Police Department. Investigator Jimmy Baldwin said the department has had two drug paraphernalia arrests, four driving under the influence arrests, and two possessions of a controlled substance (oxycodone and methamphetamine.)

Thefts have continued to be problematic around town as there have been 10 shoplifting arrests at Walmart, a firearm and over $600 cash taken during two vehicle burglaries, and a stolen tractortrailer cab.

Baldwin reports the stolen tractortrailer cab has been recovered and charges are pending. He also reports a gun stolen from a local residence in early August has been recovered by Birmingham Police Department during a burglary investigation.

Baldwin encourages everyone to keep any items of value out of plain sight in a vehicle and reiterated the importance of keeping the vehicle locked. These simple actions will make a person’s vehicle a less likely target for theft.

Other arrests since Aug. 28 involve three domestic violence cases, a resisting arrest/disorderly conduct incident, a felony charge due to giving false information in order to conceal an identity, and 11 persons taken into custody for warrants.