Former Greene police chief faces additional charges

By Nicky Hickling

July 11, 2014 Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 6:22 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) On Thursday, State Police in Sidney arrested Steven Dutcher, 43, of Greene, on several charges, including felonies.

According to state police, he was arrested for the following:

Three counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony

- Stole two police patrol rifles and a police vehicle dog cage

One count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a class E felony

- Filed a false receipt with the Village of Greene on the purchase of four tires

One count of falsifying business records in the first degree, a class E felony

- Filed a false receipt with the Village of Greene in an attempt to conceal the theft of four tires

One count of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor

- Purchased four tires for personal use with Village of Greene funds

Two counts of official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor

- Purchased tires and a vacuum cleaner for personal use with Village of Greene funds, while acting as the Greene Police Chief

Dutcher was originally arrested on April 24 for petit larceny and harassment in the second degree.

At that time, Dutcher said he was the victim of an overzealous village administration.

Many Greene residents stood up to show their support for Dutcher, or at least ask village leaders to give them a better understanding of what was happening.

State police said Broome District Attorney Gerald Mollen was appointed special prosecutor for this case,

Dutcher was processed at the state police barracks in Norwich and issued appearance tickets for all of the above charges. He is scheduled to appear in Village of Greene Court on July 22 at 7 p.m.

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