Ex Greene Police Chief allegedly stole and sold firearms: Charged with grand larceny, official misconduct

Editor’s Note: Staff Writers Shawn Magrath, Sami Gillette and Matthew White contributed to this report.

SIDNEY – Former Greene Police Chief Steven J. Dutcher, 43, was arrested by New York State Police last Thursday for allegedly stealing police department rifles, a dog cage, falsifying business records, and various other charges. He was issued appearance tickets and has a court date later this month.

Members of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Dutcher for:

• Three counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony, for allegedly stealing two Greene Police Department FAL 7.62 rifles and one department dog cage.

• One count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a class E felony, for allegedly filing a false receipt with the Village of Greene pertaining to the purchase of four vehicle tires.

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