04 December 2020

Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


A traffic stop in the town of Norwich led the to the arrest of a man wanted for stealing a camper from Otsego County in October then abandoning it in Binghamton. 

On November 20, 2020 New York State Police arrested Clint D. Payne, age 46 of Beaver, PA.  He was charged with crimes in multiple jurisdictions; the felony of Grand Larceny in the third degree in the town of Otego, the felony of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the third degree in the city of Binghamton and the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree.   

On November 20, Payne came to the SP Norwich barracks inquiring about another matter but when he drove off on State Highway 12, the trooper observed that Payne’s vehicle had multiple vehicle and traffic infractions.  A traffic stop was initiated, and the trooper discovered that Payne was wanted for a warrant out of SP Oneonta for Grand Larceny.   Additionally, Payne was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine.  He arrested and issued an appearance ticket for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree to the town of Norwich court on December 3, 2020 then turned over to troopers from SP Oneonta.    

Investigators from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Oneonta had a warrant for Payne’s arrest after they developed information that he had stolen a camper in the town of Owego sometime in late October.  The camper was reported stolen from Abundant Self Storage on County Road 48 in the town of Otego on October 31.  On November 1, the camper was located in a parking lot behind an auto parts store on Robinson Street in the city of Binghamton. 

Payne was processed at SP Oneonta then transported to Otsego County Central Arraignment and Processing.  Payne was later turned over to patrols from SP Binghamton to be processed on another warrant for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.  He was processed then transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing. 


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