State Police Amity - Troopers Spoil Grinch's Christmas Heist
On Sunday, December 2nd 2012 at 2:23 am, the Allegany County 911 Center
reported a larceny of a Christmas tree from the Jones Rd in the Town of
Andover. The suspects were fleeing the scene in their vehicle and were
being followed by the owner of the Tree Farm in his vehicle. At one
point the suspects threw the tree from their moving vehicle at the
The vehicle was stopped on State Route 417 by Chief Rumfelt of
the Andover Police Department. NYSP Amity Troopers Tavernier and Bonerb
arrived on scene and placed Angiline M. Palmiter, Age 28 of
Wellsville and Victoria R. Greene, Age 36 of Wellsville under arrest for
the larceny of the tree.
While investigating the incident it was
discovered that Palmiter, Greene and Derek J. Hodgkins, Age 27 of
Wellsville were responsible for stealing another Christmas tree earlier
in the night from the same location. Palmiter and Greene were charged
each with 2 counts of Petit Larceny and 1 count each of Reckless
Endangerment 2nd for throwing the tree at the owner's vehicle. Hodgkins
was charged with 1 count of Petit Larceny. All three were issued
appearance tickets made returnable to the Town of Andover Court.
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