Grand Jury Indicts 13
Published: August 21st, 2012
By: Brian Golden

NORWICH – The Chenango County grand jury met last week and handed up a number of criminal indictments. At the proceeding, the Chenango County 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 13 individuals:

• Daniel F. McEwan Jr., 25, Guilford, was indicted on three counts of second degree burglary, a class C felony, and three counts of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. It’s alleged that McEwan, on three separate occasions and in concert with another, knowingly entered and unlawfully remained at three locations in the towns of Bainbridge and Guilford, stealing multiple pieces of jewelry, documents and an Amazon Kindle.

• James F. Amatuccio, 35, Unadilla, was indicted on three counts of second degree burglary, a class C felony, and three counts of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. Amatuccio is accused of knowingly entering and unlawfully remaining at three location in the towns of Bainbridge and Guilford, allegedly committing the crime of larceny and – in concert with another – stealing multiple pieces of jewelry, documents and an Amazon Kindle.

• Jennifer L. Pascinta, 28, Norwich, was indicted on one count of welfare fraud, a class E felony. According to her indictment, Pascinta – from October of 2010 to October of 2011 – did commit a fraudulent act, taking or obtaining public assistance benefits exceeding $1,000. It’s alleged that Pascinta received an estimated $2,945 in public assistance benefits to which she was not entitled.

• Darin M. Moody, 41, Endicott, was indicted on charges of third degree burglary, a class D felony, fourth degree grand larceny, a class E felony, and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. It’s alleged that Moody, on or about June 25, 2012, knowingly entered and unlawfully remained – with the intent to commit a crime – in a Town of Norwich business, stealing two computers with an estimated value of $1,196.

• John M. Janus Jr., 21, Bainbridge, was indicted on charges of first degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a class E felony, operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 of 1 percent or higher and driving while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor. Janus is accused of unlawfully operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and is alleged to have had a blood alcohol content of .12 of 1 percent at the time of his arrest on or about May 19, 2012, on State Highway 206 in the Town of Coventry.

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