NORWICH – The Chenango County Grand Jury met Wednesday and handed up several criminal indictments. At the proceedings, the District Attorney’s Office presents evidence against those they wish to prosecute and the jury decides if there is enough reasonable cause to charge a person.
Yesterday, the grand jury indicted eight individuals for crimes against the people:
• Paula T. Burrell was indicted for first degree reckless endangerment (D felony), third degree criminal mischief (E felony) and petit larceny. Allegedly Burrell cut and removed copper power wire from an active rail way system in the Town of Afton which caused the deactivation of the rails signal lights and radio controls. She is also accused of causing $816.18 in damages to the property. The crime reportedly took place Aug. 29 at around 8:20 a.m.
• David A. Klingman was indicted for driving while intoxicated, (E felony). Around 11:30 p.m., Nov. 23, police pulled over Klingman along N. Broad Street in the City of Norwich in his 2007 Dodge. Police said Klingman was intoxicated at the time of his arrest and was charged with a felony because of a prior alcohol related conviction, April of 2002.