29 June 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On June 26, 2022, New York State Police at Oneonta arrested Edward W. Gaydos, age 19 of Meredith, NY for the class “D” felony of Burglary in the third degree. 

Shortly after 2:30 a.m., troopers were dispatched to an alarm at Smoker’s Choice in the town of Oneonta.  They found the front doors to be locked but then a trooper spotted a man in all black, a mask and a backpack inside the building.  Troopers and officers from the Oneonta City Police Department were able to get inside the building and take Gaydos into custody.  He was found in possession of stolen merchandise from the store. 

Gaydos was transported to SP Oneonta for processing.  He was then transported to Otsego County Central Arraignment and Processing where he was released on his own recognizance and scheduled to appear in the Oneonta Town Court on July 7, 2022. 

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