The New Hartford Police were called to Applebee's on Commercial Drive after an altercation escalated quickly with a customer.

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Officers say on Saturday, January 14th a man walked into the restaurant and was asked to leave. The man, identified as 28-year-old Esteban Padron, had previously been asked to leave the Applebee's on another date for acting disorderly.

As they were escorting Padron out of the restaurant, he began to attack one of the staff members. He then grabbed a steak knife from behind the bar and used it against the employees.

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A bystander in the restaurant saw the altercation happen, and decided to take matters into his own hands. He pulled out a gun, of which he has a permit for, and ordered Padron to get onto the floor and drop the knife. He listened to the bystander's commands and remained on the ground until police arrived.

Two staff members were hurt during the incident. One suffered a cut to the face from the knife, while the second suffered a non-life threatening injury. Both were treated by the medical team.

Padron is currently being charged with the following...

  • Attempted Assault 2nd (one count)
  • Assault 3rd (two counts)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th

After the altercation, Padron was taken to St. Luke's Hospital under the NYS Mental Health Law for a mental health evaluation. The investigation is ongoing, stay tuned to our station for updates.

16 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- January 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 1/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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There are many old-fashioned general stores scattered around the Upstate New York region. And we love them all.

They harken back to a simpler time no matter whether they are located in the Hudson Valley or in far Western New York. Kind of like a fantasy visit to Walton's Mountain, or even Mayberry R.F.D.

Here we shine the spotlight on what just might be the most charming of all of our general stores. Like the others, it is small, located in a tiny town, packed to the walls with good, foods, and gifts, and is run by a person who keeps an eye on the future but never forgets the past.

Check out this Delaware County general store. We think you will like it!

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We all have memories of those great little five-and-dime stores and general stores of our youth. They were the heartbeat of our communities. They sold just about everything, you could get a pretty good meal in most of them, and of course, the showstopper was always the rows of penny candies. Upstate still has plenty of these stores around (some of them 100, 150, 170 years old!). Here is a list to start you on your trip back to the general stores of your youth. They are all great!

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