Hancock Police Department

  • Agency: Hancock Police Department
  • Address: 85 E Front St, Hancock, 13783 NY
  • Chief: James McGraw (Chief of Police)
Phone: 607-637-3432
Fax: (607) 637-3698
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Hancock Police Department is located at 85 E Front St, Hancock, 13783 NY. The Chief of Police of the department is James McGraw. The Hancock Police Department phone number is 607-637-3432.

Hancock Police Department News

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Press Information February 19, 2018 On Friday, February 16th, 2018 at approximately 2:40pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested LAURIE L. GOODROW, age 56, of Hancock, New York for 2 counts of Harassment in the 2nd Degree. The charges stem from a complaint of continuing harassment at the McDonald’s Restaurant on West Main Street in the village. GOODROW was issued a Criminal Summons to return in the Village of Hancock Court on March 21st at 5:00pm. On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at approximately 5:00pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested SHELBY D. BARSE, age 23, of Sidney, New York on a warrant for Petit Larceny following an investigation into the larceny of money from his girlfriend’s Sidney Federal Credit Union account in October of 2017. BARSE was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and was released after posting $1000.00 bail. BARSE will reappear at a later date for further court actions. The Village of Sidney Police Department assisted in the arrest. On Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at approximately 12:45pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department investigated a property damage motor vehicle accident that occurred at the Valero Gas Station on East Front Street in the village. A delivery truck, being operated by DONALD R. McFAUL, age 41, of Amsterdam, New York was attempting to pull into the parking lot when he drove onto a curb that was covered with snow. The automatic leveling air suspension of the vehicle raised the box of the truck which struck the fuel pump overhang roof causing damage to both the truck and the overhang. The vehicle was towed from the scene and no tickets were issued. On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at approximately 8:30am, the Village of Hancock Police Department investigated a one car property damage accident on the exit 87 westbound ramp of State Route 17 in the village. Driver RAJ B. PATEL, age 49, of Portland, Indiana was travelling west on the ramp, lost control of the vehicle on the slippery pavement and struck the guiderail. The vehicle was removed from the scene and PATEL was not injured in the crash. On Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at approximately 2:40pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department investigated a one car property damage accident on State Route 17 at the Exit 87 ramp. JOSEPH L. DAVID, age 30, of Livingston Manor, New York was proceeding west bound on State Route 17 and attempting to exit the highway when he lost control on the slippery roadway and entered a ditch. Neither DAVID nor his passengers were injured in the crash.

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The reported missing person in the Village of Hancock was located in good health. Thank you to everyone for your concern and assistance.

The Village of Hancock Police Department Chief Brian diLorenzo would like to remind village residents of the recent national news stories regarding Tennessee fugitives Jarret Cole Heitmann, age 24 (left) and Makayla Danielle Stilwell, age22 (right). The New York State Police are investigating possible sightings in Matamoras, Pennsylvania, as well as Orange and Sullivan Counties. Heitmann is reportedly known to travel on occasion by freight train and by hitchhiking. Residents are reminded to report any suspicious persons on or around the train tracks, the river banks or who may look to be attempting to hitchhike through the area.

Press Information April 21, 2017 On Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at approximately 12:45am, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested GERARD P. BARONE JR, age 25 of Throop, Pennsylvania for Driving While Intoxicated following a traffic stop on East Front Street in the Village. BARONE was additionally charged with Driving with Greater Than .08 Blood Alcohol Content and Speeding. BARONE was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and released on his own recognizance to appear at a later date. On Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at approximately 10:05pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested SEAN W. PETERSON, age 49 of Suffern, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree following a traffic stop on West Main Street in the village. PETERSON was also charged with Operating an Uninspected Motor Vehicle and Inadequate Tail Lamps. PETERSON was released with tickets to reappear in the Village of Hancock Court at a later date. On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at approximately 11:35pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested JASON M. DAVIS, age 37 of Worcester, Massechusettes for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Route 17 in the village. DAVIS was issued tickets to reappear in the Village of Hancock Court to answer the charges. On Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at approximately 12:50am, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested DAVID K. ORANE, age 38 of Newburgh, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Route 17. ORANE was also charged with Operating with Inadequate Plate Lamp and was released to reappear in the Village of Hancock Court at a later date. On Monday, April 17th, 2017 at approximately 4:00pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested NOELLE A. BRIENZA, age 18 of Armonk, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Route 17 in the village. BRIENZA was also charged with Speeding and was released to reappear in the Village of Hancock Court at a later date.

The Village of Hancock Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the woman in the photos who is wanted for questioning for involvement with the passing of counterfeit bills at several local Hancock businesses on March 30th and 31st. If anyone has information, they are encouraged to call the Hancock Police Department at (607)637-3432. All information can be kept as confidential.

Press Information 03/17/2017 On Friday, March 3rd, 2017 the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested NICHOLAS F. AVIANO, age 18 and JOSEPH A. VINCENTI age 21 both of Patchoque, New York for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop on Sands Creek Road in the village. Both men were issued appearance tickets returnable in the Village of Hancock Court to answer the charge. On Monday, March 6th, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested JAMES P. WILSON, age 29 of Hancock, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on Sands Creek Road in the village. WILSON was issued a summons returnable in the Village of Hancock Court. On Monday, March 6th, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested ROBERT F. TRASK Jr., age 52, of Roscoe, New York for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs following an ivestigation of an erratic driver on West Main Street in the village. TRASK was transported to the Hancock Police Station where a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert was contacted and conducted an evaluation of TRASK. TRASK was then transported to Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton were he submitted to a blood test to determine the presence of drugs. TRASK was issued tickets returnable in the Village of Hancock Court for further action pending lab results. On Thursday, March 9th, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested WILLIAM P. HOPPER, age 43, of Binghamton, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Route 97 in the village. HOPPER was also issued a summons for Operation of an Uninspected Motor Vehicle, both returnable in the Village of Hancock Court. On March 12th, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested SARAH B. BARROWS, age 47, of Canton, Oklahoma for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Route 97 in the village. BARROWS was issued a summons returnable in the Village of Hancock Court. On March 17th, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested TIMOTHY F. GARCIA, age 23, of Binghamton, New York on an arrest warrant following an investigation of an incident that occurred on West Main Street in May of 2016. GARCIA was charged with two counts of Menacing in the 2nd Degree and one count of Harassment 2nd. GARCIA is accused of threatening two subjects with a knife and has been held in the Broome County Jail on unrelated charges since the incident occurred. GARCIA was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $10,000 bail pending further court action.

Press Information February 4th, 2017 On Monday, January 20th, 2017 the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested WILLIAM A. SEDLOCK, age 25 of Scranton, Pennsylvania for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree and Operation of an Uninspected Motor Vehicle following a traffic stop on East Main Street in the village. SEDLOCK was issued tickets to reappear in the Village of Hancock Court to answer the charges. On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at approximately 2:15pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested KARL E. SCHRIER, age 80, of Hancock, New York for the class A Misdemeanor of Forcible Touching following a criminal investigation. SCHRIER was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court where he was released to reappear at a later date and an Order of Protection was issued for the victim. On Friday, February 3rd, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested DAVID A. BUCHANAN, age 46 of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on State Route 97 in the village. BUCHANAN was issued a summons returnable in the Village of Hancock Court. On Friday, February 3rd, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested NICHOLAS D. ESPE, age 30 of Owego, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree and Operation of an Uninspected Motor Vehicle following a traffic stop on West Main Street in the Village. ESPE was issued tickets returnable in the Village of Hancock Court at a later date.

Press Release: On Thursday, January 12th, 2017, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested STEPHEN C. TANNER, age 28, of Hancock, New York for the class B Felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a narcotic drug with intent to sell. TANNER was found to be in possession of a large quantity of pills during a traffic stop on December 16th, 2016 at approximately 6:05pm on West Main Street and following an investigation it was determined that TANNER did intend on selling the narcotics. TANNER was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail pending further court action.

Press Release On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at approximately 5:00pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested DANIEL T. BUCHANAN, age 46, of 50 Valley View Drive, Hancock, New York under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act, Megan’s Law. BUCHANAN, who is listed as a Level 3 sexual offender, is accused of intentionally failing to register a Facebook account with the New York State Sexual Offender Registry. BUCHANAN was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and released on bail pending further court action.

Press Release On Friday, November 25th, 2016 at approximately 10:05pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department and NY State Police Deposit were dispatched by Delaware 911 to the McDonald's Restaurant at 450 West Main Street in the Village of Hancock for a subject with a knife acting disorderly. Upon arrival, officers found a male subject who appeared disorientated stabbing at the floor of the restaurant. Officers were able to disarm the subject without incident and it was determined that he had been hallucinating, believing he was being attacked by wild animals. Upon evaluation of the subject, it was found that he was under the influence of drugs. Hancock EMS was dispatched to the scene and transported the subject to Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton for treatment. Further investigation found that the subject had ingested drugs while at McDonald's and had in his possession approximately 1 ounce of Cocaine, 1.7 ounces of Heroin as well as various pills and hypodermic needles. Upon release from the hospital, the subject, BRADEN J. ROSE, age 40 of Horseheads, New York, was transported to the Hancock Police Department where he was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Class B Felonies, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Class A Misdemeanors, and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, also a Class A Misdemeanor. Rose was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court in front of Village Justice Herb Buckley and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $25000. The approximate street value of the drugs seized is approximately $10000.

Officer Baxter assisting with "crowd control" at the annual tractor parade!

Press Release On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested JOHN L. and CHRISTA S. ROGERS, both age 24 of Uptown Road, Ithaca, New York following a traffic stop on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Village of Hancock. During the stop, the subjects were found to be in possession of a quantity of LSD (acid), Heroin and approximately 2 ounces of Marihuana. As a result, both were charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 5th degree. The driver, JOHN ROGERS, was also issued traffic tickets for Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Speeding. Both subjects were arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court in front of Judge Herb Buckley and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $5000 cash bail each. Officers were assisted at the scene by a deputy from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department.

Press Release On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, the Village of Hancock Police Department executed a search warrant at 353 Sands Creek Road in the Village of Hancock as part of an investigation into a marihuana grow operation at that location. During the warrant execution, officers seized approximately 20 marihuana plants growing in a plot behind the residence and an additional 25 plants in various stages of growth and drying within two bedrooms inside the residence. Additionally, illegal weapons were recovered which included illegal knives and brass knuckles. As a result, officers charged JORDAN G. SCOVILLE, date of birth 11/23/1987 of 353 Sands Creek Road, Hancock, with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 2nd degree, a Class D Felony, three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, Class A Misdemeanors as well as the Misdemeanor of Illegally Growing Marihuana by an Unlicensed Person under the New York State Public Health Law. SCOVILLE was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court by Justice Herb Buckley and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $5000 cash or $10000 property bond. The investigation is continuing and additional charges and arrests are pending.

Press Information On Thursday, September 15th, 2016, at approximately 11:30pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested HECTOR C. PAZ, age 21 of Middletown, New York following a traffic stop on State Route 17 in the village. PAZ was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, a class D felony, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, class A Misdemeanors and the violation of Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. PAZ is accused of possessing a quantity of Cocaine, un-prescribed Morphine and Oxycodone pills as well as a quantity of Marihuana. PAZ was arraigned in front of Judge Buckley in the Village of Hancock Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $5000 cash bail pending further court action.

Press Information On Saturday, September 10th, 2016, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested KEANU H. JEAN-GILES age 20, of Jamaica, New York for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop on State Route 17 in the village. JEAN-GILES was issued an appearance to reappear in the Village of Hancock Court to answer the charge. On Saturday, September 10th, 2016, at approximately 9:15pm, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested DANIEL J. DERMODY, age 26, of Hancock, New York for Trespass after he refused to leave a local business at the request of the business owner. DERMODY was issued an appearance ticket returnable in the Village of Hancock Court on October 19th at 5:00pm. On Monday, September 12th, 2016, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested SHANNA L. HOUGHTALING, age 32, of Hancock, New York for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree following a traffic stop on Leonard Street in the village. HOUGHTALING was issued a summons to answer the charge in the Village of Hancock Court at a later date. On Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested BRITTNEY C. HOLPERT, age 30, of Starlight, Pennsylvania for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd degree following a traffic stop on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Village. HOLPERT was arraigned in the Village of Hancock Court and remanded to the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $500 bail pending further court action. On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, the Village of Hancock Police Department arrested JOHN P. MANCINI, age 45, of Hancock, New York for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a complaint at the Senior Housing on Leonard Street in the Village. MANCINI was issued an appearance ticket returnable on October 19th at 5:00pm in the Village of Hancock Court.

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The Village of Hancock Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with information regarding a dog being struck and killed by a motor vehicle. The incident occurred today (March 16th, 2016) at approximately 1:00pm on West Front Street between the Rite Aid Pharmacy and Penn Ave. The dog, a small black and brown dachshund type, was struck by a vehicle which was eastbound and then fled the scene. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Hancock Police Department at (607) 637-3432. Any information can remain anonymous if so desired.

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