Woman dead, man critical after Blandina Street shooting

This afternoon of Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the Utica Police Department responded to 1002 Blandina St. regarding a shots-fired investigation. The en-route officers were advised that an individual had shot another person and then turned the weapon on himself.

Upon arrival of the first responding officers, they located a deceased female and a male […]

Man facing drug charges released on own recognizance

In the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, members of the Oneida City Police Department and state Police Special Operations Response Team executed a no-knock search warrant at an apartment at 191 Madison St., in the city of Oneida.

This search warrant was the culmination of a three-month investigation into the illegal […]

Madison County Sheriff’s Office announces multiple arrests

Madison County Sheriff’s Office releases information on multiple arrests

On Feb. 14, 2020, at 8:37 a.m., deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2929 Lyons Road, Cazenovia, for a domestic dispute. Steven Rogers, 51, of Cazenovia, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a class A misdemeanor.

On Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m., deputies […]

Salka distressed over lack of consensus on bail reform

Assemblyman John Salka Assemblyman John Salka (R,C,Ref-Brookfield)  issued the following statement on bail reform dominating public protection discussion.

“It’s greatly disappointing to see the disregard that some state Democrats are having to the outpouring of demand to repeal bail reform. It was the centerpiece of the public safety hearing today but there was zero […]

State police investigating a fatal crash in Oneida County

UPDATED: Last evening, 19-year-old Noah G. Lekki had succumbed to his injuries. The investigation continues.

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ORIGINAL: State police in Marcy are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Bartlett and Dix roads in Westmoreland, Oneida County.

Investigation revealed at approximately 3:17 p.m., a 2005 Ford […]

State police seek public assistance regarding a criminal impersonation investigation

State police in Marcy are investigating an incident that occurred Jan. 28, 2020, along State Route 49 in the town of Marcy, Oneida County.

The complainant reported that on Jan. 28 at approximately 5:20 p.m., he was pulled over by an unknown type of vehicle with flashing blue lights inside the windshield. When he […]

UPDATE: Bridgeport man arrested for criminal contempt

On Feb. 12, 2020, at 5:26 p.m., deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7264 Patane Drive in Lenox for a reported burglary in progress.

The homeowner stated William A. Kaulback, 31, of Bridgeport, was at the residence in violation of a stay-away order of protection.

Upon arrival, deputies located Kaulback sitting […]

BLOTTER: Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Multiple arrests made

Feb. 10, 2020, 7:08 a.m.:

Deputies responded to 8719 Furman Mills Road in Brookfield for a domestic dispute. Jesse L. James, 21, of Brookfield, was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment, a violation.

Feb. 12, 2:15 p.m.:

Investigators arrested Lindsey L. Augustine, 36, of Sullivan, and charged her with endangering the […]

BLOTTER: Oneida Police Department

January 30, 2020

John A. Farnham Jr., 37, of 303 N. Lake St., Oneida, was charged with petit larceny.

January 31, 2020

Bruce L. Hollenbeck Jr., 25, of 1600 Canal Road, Oneida, was charged with inadequate stop lamps and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator.Kristen M. Cook, 46, of 334 Elizabeth St., Oneida, was charged with […]

BLOTTER: Utica Police Department

Shots fired report on DeWitt Street leads to attempted murder charge

At approximately 8:45 p.m. Feb. 6, 2020, Utica police were dispatched to Erie Street and Dewitt Street for a shots-fired investigation. Upon arrival, officers immediately located four spent shell casings in the roadway near the intersection.

Upon speaking with individuals near the scene, it […]

Stirpe: Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders go above and beyond to protect our communities

Assemblyman Al Stirpe

The selfless men and women who put their own lives on the line to protect ours are truly unsung heroes. Volunteer firefighters and emergency responders sacrifice their time and safety to serve the communities we call home, and do so out of their own sense of duty. Those who serve often […]

Canastota man arrested on child pornography charges

06 February 2020

On Jan. 31, 2020, state police, along with members of the Midstate Child Exploitation Task Force, arrested 67-year-old William D. Lewis of Canastota on two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony.

Lewis is charged with possessing images that depict child pornography on his Samsung […]