NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department has arrested and charged as an adult a 14-year-old city male. This male is charged with attempted murder in the 2nd degree. This arrest is not related to the Tammy Periard case of last week. This arrest follows an investigation that began Sunday evening at about 11:30 p.m. at a south-side City residence.
“Police initially responded to a 9-1-1 call and once there they discovered an adult female unconscious. While attending to the female’s injuries the 14 year old male left the residence taking a car parked in the driveway,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino.
“At this time I can’t get into any details of this incident. This was not a crime against a stranger, these were people who knew and lived with each other” said Angelino.
The female was transported to Chenango Memorial Hospital by Norwich Fire Dept. Ambulance where she was treated in the emergency room. A teletype and radio broadcast was made over the Police network alerting other police agencies to the youth and the vehicle taken.
“At about 7:30 this morning NY State Troopers located the youth and the car on Route 12 south of the city,” said Angelino. The youth was taken into custody and brought to the Norwich Police Station.
After a conference with District Attorney Joseph McBride it was decided to charge the youth as an adult. The 14-year-old was arraigned in front of Judge Sullivan and remanded to a Division for Youth Secure Detention Facility. Further court proceedings will be held.
“I want to stress to the community this is a terrible coincidence and this case is in no way related to last weeks crime on Henry Street,” said Angelino.