Snowmobiler charges deputy


By David Avitabile

The Schoharie County Sheriff’s office arrested a Middleburgh man after he allegedly drove his snowmobile at a deputy Thursday afternoon.
While officers were checking snowmobile registrations at about 1pm in the Village of Sharon Springs, Matthew Robinson, 30, of Middleburgh allegedly drove his 1997 Polaris snowmobile directly at Deputy Todd Ethington refusing to stop on Route 10 across from Bowmaker Pond, said Sergeant Stephen Sturm.
The deputy was in danger, the Sergeant said.
It was “real blatant,” he said. “He [the deputy] could have gotten hurt bad.”
After a short period of searching for Mr. Robinson, deputies stopped him on Route 20, where the trail crosses the road by Leesville, Sergeant Sturm said.
“Either he stopped or hit my vehicle,” Sergeant Sturm said.
Mr. Robinson was charged with reckless endangerment and ticketed for an unregistered, uninsured snowmobile, Sergeant Sturm said.
Mr. Robinson was arraigned in the Village of Sharon Springs court and posted $1,000 cash bail to return to court on February 19, police said.