State trooper injured after the driver fled DWI checkpoint in town of Salina

UPDATE: On March 17, 2020, Kodi M. Napolitano, 27, of Mattydale, turned himself into state police. He is charged with second-degree assault (a class D felony), obstructing governmental administration and third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer (both class A misdemeanors) and reckless driving.

He was transported to the Onondaga County Justice Center for centralized […]

Two important announcements from the state police

If you are experiencing an emergency, as always, call 911. When placing an emergency call, advise dispatchers if you or any members of your household are experiencing flu-like symptoms. This information will ensure first-responders can prepare to prevent the spread of any illnesses.

In addition, until further notice, the state police are suspending employment […]

BLOTTER: Utica Police Department

Utica Police Department investing reports of shots fired

The Utica Police Department is investigating two incidents of shots fired that occurred March 16, 2020.

The first incident occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Steuben at Square streets for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located evidence […]

Clay woman charged with cashing stolen business checks

State police arrested Angelica M. Braga, 28, of Clay, for second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony; and fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony.

Braga is charged with unlawfully cashing three checks totaling $2,180. She was transported to the Onondaga County Justice Center for Centralized Arraignment and was released on […]

Sullivan man arrested and released after violating order of protection

On March 5, 2020, Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in Sullivan for a report of a violation of an order of protection.

Deputies charged Brett A. Young, 56, of Canastota with third-degree burglary (a class C felony) and second-degree criminal contempt (a class A misdemeanor).

On Feb. 27, 2020, Young […]

Fatal pedestrian crash in Skaneateles

State police is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Hencoop Road in the town of Skaneateles, Onondaga County.

Preliminary investigation revealed 55-year-old Michele M. Frank of Skaneateles was walking westbound with a friend on the shoulder of Hencoop Road when a westbound 2012 Toyota Prius operated by William E. Leubner, 91, of […]

New York state announces expansion of state-supported Crime Analysis Center

First established in 2008 to support law enforcement agencies in Onondaga County, the Center is tripling in size and now serves Oswego and Madison counties

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services announced the expansion of the state-supported Crime Analysis Center in Syracuse. The Center, one of 10 intelligence and data-sharing centers operated by […]

Rome man dies after falling through ice

Ice fisherman dies after falling into the Erie Canal in Oneida County

On March 9, 2020, at approximately 4:09 p.m., state police responded to the Eric Canal south of 6150 Muck Road in Rome for an individual who fell through the ice.

Preliminary investigation revealed that 67-year-old Robert G. Barnes of Rome was ice […]

Water main break results in road closure

Due to a water main break, State Street at LaFayette Street is blocked off.

The Route 12N ramp from State Street also is closed.

Access to the State Street ramp exiting 12S is accessible but, due to the break, we ask that the public utilize alternate routes of travel, as you can only travel […]

Clean water advocates call for stronger water regulations without delay

Thousands of public comments demand New York protect its drinking water

Leading environmental advocates released a letter to state Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker, calling on the state to take immediate steps to protect clean water in New York. The Department of Health is finalizing regulations that would establish maximum contaminant levels for […]

BLOTTER: New York State Police Troop D – Oneida

Rome woman arrested on burglary charges

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 22, 2020, troopers responded to a reported residential burglary on Water Street in the town of Annsville. The resident stated a female unlawfully entered his home while he was sleeping. The resident was able to identify the female suspect after reviewing home security footage […]

Canastota Churches kick-off 2020 Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Grant fundraising

Above left: Lincoln VFD Chiefs Tim Meyers and Al Fowler show off their new squad truck, outfitted with last year’s CAAC grant money. Above right: Wampsville purchased a new super-duty industrial turn-out clothes washer.

Submitted by Scott Trefz

The Canastota Area Association of Churches began their annual Volunteer First Responder Grant Program this week […]