Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested and charged a Franklin man in relation to an October, 2019, oil spill on roadways in the Town of Franklin.

On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 56 year-old Richard M. Costello, of Franklin.  He was charged following an investigation initiated by Deputies who responded to a motor vehicle accident on Case Hill Road in the Town of Franklin on October 27, 2019, caused by a fuel oil spill. The oil spill resulted in dangerously slick road conditions on several area roadways and thousands of dollars in associated clean-up costs.

Deputies were assisted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police and Spill Response Team, the Town of Franklin Highway Department, Delaware County Department of Public Works and the Treadwell and Franklin fire services.

Costello was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Franklin Court on a later date for further process.