BLOTTER: New York State Police Troop D

Cicero man arrested for tattooing several underage juveniles

State police in North Syracuse announce the arrest of 24-year-old Dashaun Smith of Cicero, charged with four counts of unlawful dealing with a child, a class B misdemeanor.

Smith, an employee at Phenomenal Ink Tattoo located on Brewerton Road in the town of Cicero, is accused […]

Liverpool man arrested for stealing $100,000 from auto dealer

State police in North Syracuse arrested Hazem M. Almaliti, 36, of Liverpool, on a charge of second-degree grand larceny, a class C felony.

Almaliti is accused of stealing $100,000 from the Fox Auto Group of Auburn. The investigation into Almaliti’s activity is ongoing, and any person that may be able to offer any information is encouraged […]

BLOTTER: New York State Police Troop D

Jefferson County couple arrested on robbery charges

On March 15, 2019, State Police in Watertown responded to 661 Factory St., Watertown, for a reported robbery of a backpack that contained multiple items including $500 in cash.

Kara Garnsey James Lavancha

The victim stated a female acquaintance and an unknown male forcibly entered his apartment […]

BLOTTER: Oneida Police Department

March 8, 2019

Zachary T. Hitchings, 22, of 406 Randall Ave., Oneida, was charged with no signal, unregistered motor vehicle and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator.David A. Lolik, 48, of 221 Farrier Ave., Oneida, was arrested on an arrest warrant charging him with two counts of third-degree falsely reporting an incident and two counts of […]

Bouckville woman charged trying to defraud Social Services

On March 12, 2019, at 8 a.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Brittany E. Grevelding, 34, of Erieville, and charged her with third-degree welfare fraud and third-degree grand larceny, both class D felonies; and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a class E felony.

It is alleged that on Jan. 27, 2017, […]

State police announce STOP DWI crackdown this St. Patrick’s Day

State police and local law enforcement will initiate special traffic enforcement efforts as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations get underway starting this weekend. The effort will begin March 15 and run through Monday, March 18, 2019.

Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, underage drinking details and sales to minors during […]

BLOTTER: Troop D Oneida

State police seek public assistance with identifying an individual in surveillance photo

UPDATED INFORMATION:On March 6, 2019, the complainant contacted state police and advised that a man contacted him, paid him for the wood that was taken and no longer desired to have any criminal action taken against the individual.

The investigation is now […]

Former Lenox Town Highway employee arrested for fraud and falsifying business records

On Feb. 28, 2019, state police Special Investigations Unit – Syracuse arrested Adam C. Cesario, 36, of Lenox, for fifth-degree tax fraud, second-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and second-degree falsifying business records, all misdemeanors.

The charges stem from a state police investigation, which revealed that Cesario, while working as an employee for […]

Canastota Churches kickoff 2019 Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Grant fundraising

Wampsville Volunteer Fire Department President Monte Colucci shows off the department’s new extrication device, purchased with last year’s CAAC grant money.

The Canastota Area Association of Churches began its annual Volunteer First Responder Grant Program last week with appeal letters sent to area businesses, civic groups and individuals who have supported the program in […]

Stirpe: School resource officers help students learn in a safe environment

The last place a child should ever feel threatened is at school. Our schools should be safe and intellectually nurturing, but tragedies in places like Parkland, Fla., make it clear that we’re not doing enough to make this a reality.

While outlandish ideas such as arming our teachers have been proposed, there are commonsense […]


Oneida County man charged with Leandra’s Law after driving his car into a snowbank

On March 10, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Trooper Jeffrey Wegrzyn observed a gray Volkswagen traveling on Turin Road going 63 mph in a 40-mph zone. While turning on the vehicle, the Oneida County 911 Center began dispatching a “Be […]


Van Buren man arrested for trading child pornography online

The state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in North Syracuse, with the assistance of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force announce the arrest of David H. Mott, 43, of 432 Delwood Drive, Van Buren, on one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, […]