port ewen

Bomb threats made on hacked account

PORT EWEN (AP) – Police said a teen from New York’s Hudson Valley has been arrested for making bomb threats through a hacked Facebook account.

The Times Herald-Record reported Saturday that Skyler Eby, 19, of Port Ewen was being held without bail following his arrest Friday.

State police said the charges resulted from an investigation that began Nov. 12 after two targets received bomb threats through a Facebook account. Eby is accused of hacking into another person’s Facebook account and posing as that person when making the threats. One of the targets was in Ulster County and one was in New York City.

Police said no bombs were found at either location. Eby was arraigned on charges including making a terrorist threat and identity theft.


Foster father arrested for pulling girl’s teeth

ONEONTA – Charged with using pliers to yank three teeth from the mouth of an 8-year-old foster child, a Schoharie County man has been jailed for lack of $10,000 bail, state police reported.

Steven D. Walker, 34, of Gallupville was charged by state police at Cobleskill with felony assault and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of the girl. The victim was described by troopers as mentally disabled. The investigation was triggered when the child complained of mouth pain at school. Her regular dentist examined her and found that three permanent teeth he had previously observed in her mouth had been forcibly extracted, police said. The dentist then reported the suspected abuse to Schoharie County Child Protect Services. Case workers then reached out to the state police.

– The Daily Star

central islip

Teen held for posting school records online

CENTRAL ISLIP (AP) – A Long Island teen has been accused of hacking into his school district’s computer system and posting information including Social Security numbers and medical records online.

Newsday reported that Matthew Calicchio, 17, is accused of hacking into the Sachem School District’s computer system in 2012 and 2013.

Police said the Sachem North High School student posted the information online from July through this month.

Calicchio was arrested Friday and arraigned Saturday on a charge of felony computer trespass. He was released without bail.

An assistant district attorney said Calicchio confessed to accessing the data and posting it on the Internet.


Tugboat pilot admits to using forged records

ALBANY (AP) – A man from northern New York who piloted commercial boats on Lake Ontario, running a tugboat aground in 2012, has admitted in federal court that he had no merchant marine license and presented false documents to marina owners and others to get work.

Mark Anselm, 37, of Clayton faces at least two years in prison and could face up to 27 after pleading guilty Friday to six felonies for making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard officials, possessing and using an altered license and identity theft. Sentencing is scheduled March 28.