ONEONTA, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Yesterday, April 25th, Otsego County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Walmart in Oneonta to investigate a shoplifting complaint.

It was found that 21-year-old Gage Pankiewicz attempted to steal from the store.

During the arrest, deputies discovered that Pankiewicz was also in possession of a quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine.

He was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Petit Larceny
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree

Pankiewicz was processed and released with an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Oneonta Court at a later date.