NORWICH – The Chenango County grand jury met Wednesday and handed up a number of criminal indictments. At the proceeding, the District Attorney’s Office presents evidence against those they wish to prosecute. It is up to the jury to decide if there is enough reasonable cause to charge a person with a felony offense.
Those indicted by the grand jury are arraigned before the county or Supreme Court judge at a later date.
The grand jury indicted 17 people:
• Joshua W. Quinn, 19, and John W. Quinn, both of Sherburne, were indicted on two charges of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, one count of fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, and one count of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. It’s alleged that the Quinns, acting in concert, did knowingly and unlawfully possess approximately 19 grams of the narcotic Dihydrocodeineone – with Acetaminophen – on or about November 12 in the Town of Norwich.
• Joshua A. Paine, 20, Guilford, was indicted on two counts of second degree burglary, a class C felony, and one count of third degree burglary, a class D felony, following three separate incidents that occurred on or about Oct. 16, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at two separate locations in the Town of Guilford. It’s alleged that Paine, in concert with another individual, did knowingly enter and remain unlawfully with the intent to commit a crime at a pair of Guilford residences located on County Road 35. It’s also alleged that Paine did commit the crime of larceny, stealing a 1939 Cherry Valley School class ring, cash and several antique items.
• Kenneth D. Peer, 30, South New Berlin, was indicted on a charge of first degree promoting prison contraband. It’s alleged that, on or about Oct. 18, Peer – in concert with another – did knowingly and unlawfully introduce a dangerous contraband, the narcotic Hydrocodone, into the Chenango County Correctional Facility.
• Travis M. Vanvalkenburgh, 16, and Matthew J. Devaul, 16, both of Colesville, were indicted on four counts of second degree burglary, a class C felony, and one count of third degree burglary, a class D felony, following five separate incidents that occurred on or about Oct. 29, Nov. 18 and Nov. 20. It’s alleged that Vanvalkenburgh and Devaul, acting in concert, did knowingly enter and unlawfully remain with the intent to commit a crime at five separate residences located on County Road 26 and State Highway 7 in the Town of Afton. It’s also alleged that the pair did commit the crime of larceny, stealing copper pipe; an E-machine computer, monitor, router, HP printer and personal papers; a Makita cordless drill with case and accessories, toolbox and tools, and a belt sander; a flat-screen television set, U.S. currency, fishing poles, a typewriter, magazines, a wheelbarrow and other assorted items.