Friday, August 23, 2013

Arrest Warrant Issued For Greece Cop

  
13WHAM news reports: "A New Jersey court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Greece police officer.

According to the Greece Police Department, Officer Hector Padgham is involved in a family court custody issue regarding his teenage child. The issue is being handled in two courts - one in New York and one in New Jersey.

On Friday, a judge in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Padgham for failing to comply with a court order.

The warrant is a civil warrant rather than a criminal warrant, which means New York officers do not have the authority to arrest Padgham, and New Jersey does not have the right to extradite him from New York.

The Greece Police Department has told Padgham to go to New Jersey and surrender himself for arrest.

Padgham is being placed on administrative duty."
  
Arrest warrant issued for Greece police officer

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's unfortunate. I don't know what the warrant is for, but I know this much: men are treated very badly by family courts when it comes to custody issues. I feel bad for him. Sounds like his kid is living in a different state, that's terrible for a dad.

Anonymous said...

The mother left Greece and moved to NJ. The divorce and custody has been an in going issue. She left with both of his children.

Anonymous said...

She left for a validate reason. He's part of the brotherhood and could get away with anything in the Town of Greece.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, right. That's what they all say.

There are very few valid reasons for moving children away from a parent. Are you alleging there's physical or sexual abuse at play here?

Women involved in custody disputes frequently lie to punish their former husbands. They somehow think they are the only parent that matters and that they get to move all over to chase their new honey, while Dad only gets the privilege of writing out the monthly support checks and seeing his own damn children for two weeks every summer. Oh, and maybe he gets a phone call every couple of weeks as long as Mom isn't poisoning the relationship or telling the kids they don't really have to call.

SCATS said...

To 12:51PM ~~ Very few "valid reasons" according to whom? YOU??

While I know nothing about any of these people, I can think of a number of valid reasons, not the least of which might be for work, school, support of having other family members nearby ... etc.

Anonymous said...

Well, yes, and thank you Captain Obvious.

No, I don't think those are valid reasons. They're excuses of personal convenience.

Moving for work? Find a job where you already are. School? There aren't schools where you already live and your children already are growing up? Other family members nearby? For what? Childcare? How about having the non-custodial parent provide child care even if it's not their court-ordered day?

Custody battles too often come down to a nasty one-sided fight with a mean-spirited mom using every legal advantage the court systems give her to keep dads out of their children's lives post-divorce.

Denying a parent and a child a meaningful relationship by thwarting a dad's (or a mom's)access to their own child is morally reprehensible.

If your opinion differs, good for you. That's what makes the world go round.



Anonymous said...

He would not be the first GPD officer involved in a domestic violence situation. Educate yourself before you rant about unfairness in custody cases. Same goes for you too SCATS you know so little about the issue. Law Enforcement Officers are well known abusers.

SCATS said...

To 2:44PM ~~ You sound like a REAL JOY!!! lol

In these times, anyone who claims relocation to accept a decent job isn't a "valid reason" is totally out-of-touch!

As for schooling, I was referring to the parent. You go where you are accepted, not where it's convenient for a former spouse.

Interesting that you specify "mean-spirited mom" when there are plenty of equally "mean" dads out there too. And yes, I saw your second to last sentence.

I've met a few men who ABANDONED their entire life to go off with a woman half their age, or (worse yet IMHO) profess they are gay (under it all) and ditch their home, spouse, kids, career and the responsibilities that come with them to pursue some other adventure, typically in midlife. I call them socially irresponsible sellouts. Typically, their families lives are completely shattered.

SCATS said...

To 3:50PM ~~ Excuse me!? I stated that there are lots of valid reasons for the mom (in this case) to leave. I'm well aware of the number of cops who become abusers - of wives/women, drugs and alcohol. Same goes for firemen.

Anonymous said...

She was a student at a local college, and her family lives in Greece. The ex is remarried and it seems that it is the BF is what took her to NJ

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful world where people can have all kinds of differing opinions.

Anonymous said...

Please don't comment when you do not know what you are talking about. His ex wife an their two children who are not teenagers still live in Greece. This is an issue with a child from a previous relationship with a different woman from before he was married to his current ex wife.

Anonymous said...

Please check your facts before you open your mouth or type out anonymous comments. His current ex wife and their children still very much reside in Greece. They have no plans o moving out of state. Her boyfriend has not taken her anywhere. This issue is with a child from a previous relationship from before he was even married to his current ex wife. So again check your facts before you speak!

SCATS said...

To 6:37 & 6:40PM ~~ You must be the "current ex" ... so many women ... so little time. lol

Anonymous said...

Makes me so sick how people are so quick to assume the worst out of someone....You need to get your damn facts straight and hear the whole story before you judge. The media doesn't tell everything they just give you bits and pieces of what is going on....so when the truth rolls out a bunch of you should be ashamed of yourselves for passing judgement on a man that you know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

I am 6:37 & 6:40 and NO I am not his "current ex wife" I am just friends with the family and I am familiar with the situation.

SCATS said...

To 9:13PM ~~ Please let us know WHEN the "truth rolls out" ... From my experience, the "truth" is usually at the heart of most "rumors" in Greece.

To 10:05PM ~~ I love it when people post multiple times attempting to make it look like their opinion is the "majority view." If the nedia is so far off, let the cop set the record straight. People who fail to sign their postings really shouldn't complain about other people's anonymity ;)

Anonymous said...

Dear Scats, I never said that the media was off, I clearly stated a fact that this custody issue has nothing to do with his ex wife. Their children aren't even teenagers yet, however the child from a previous relationship where this custody issue stems from is a teenager. The media is accurate in their article. People who are posting comments about this issue having to do with his ex wife and their children together, and who are trying to say his ex wife left and took their kids to NJ are incorrect. My posts were in response to each of those posts not an effort to get as you call it "majority view". I have only written what is true I could care less what people think of him, but his ex wife shouldn't be getting dragged into custody issues he is having with a child he had with another woman.

Anonymous said...

Baby mama drama on the Greece police. Oh let us all pretend to be surprised. They are known as that unflattering term for valid reasons. Corrupt with zero morals. Hypocrites.