Cobleskill father, son charged after turning on State Police


A father and son from Cobleskill fighting alongside I-88 in the Town of Worcester last Tuesday were arrested by State Police after they turned on troopers.
Charged were Gary Lubrano, 65, and Michael Lubrano, 34.
Both men and two Troopers were injured in the 4:24pm incident; the Lubranos were jailed and the Troopers are off-duty and may need additional treatment for injuries, State Police said.
According to Oneonta State Police, they were called to break up a physical fight between two men on I-88.
The two failed to comply with the Trooper’s commands to stop fighting and when the Trooper attempted to arrest Gary Lubrano, he physically resisted arrest and a physical altercation ensured, State Police said.
Michael Lubrano then joined his father in physically assaulting the Trooper, police said, with the younger Lubrano intentionally attempting to prevent the Trooper from arresting his father.
During the attack, the Trooper sustained injuries to his jaw and lips.
Other Troopers from Troop G, including a K9 handler, responded to the scene after hearing radio transmissions, and the K9 police dog was deployed, biting Gary Lubrano.
Police said the Lubranos continued to struggle as other troopers attempted to take them into custody and a second Trooper was injured and broke his hand.
Both of the Lubranos and the injured Troopers were treated at local hospitals and released.
Both suspects were ultimately arrested and arraigned in Town of Otsego Court on two felony counts of assault on a police officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest.
Michael Dubrano was additionally charged with DWI.
Police said both men were too intoxicated and belligerent to be processed that night and were remanded to the Otsego County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $75,000 bond.