BLOTTER: New York State Police

Troop D – Oneida

Lacona man charged with assaulting and threatening female acquaintance with knife

State police in Pulaski arrested Richard A. Denny, 37, from Harwood Drive, Lacona, on the following charges:

  • Second-degree assault, a class D felony
  • Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony
  • First-degree unlawful imprisonment, a class E felony
  • Third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor
  • Second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor
  • Reckless driving, an unclassified misdemeanor
  • Third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, an unclassified misdemeanor

On June 15, 2019, troopers responded to a domestic incident on Harwood Drive in Pulaski. The complainant stated that during a physical dispute, Denny grabbed her by the hair and shoved her to the ground.

The victim left the residence and began to walk down the road when Denny took a friend’s vehicle and followed her. He then stopped the vehicle and got out with a knife. Denny then held the knife to the victim’s throat, told her to get inside the vehicle and drove with the victim down Route 11 toward Jefferson County until the vehicle broke down. The victim then ran from the vehicle and contacted 911.

Denny was arraigned in Richland Town Court and remanded to the Oswego County Public Safety Building on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 bond. The victim was transported to Oswego Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Oswego County man arrested for possession of child pornography

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Fulton announce the arrest of Ted J. Rowe, 40, of Oswego, on three counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony.

A search warrant was executed at the Rowe’s residence following an investigation conducted by the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. Evidence, including numerous images of children less than 17 years old engaging in sexual conduct, was located and seized.

Rowe was arraigned in Hannibal Town Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond pending Grand Jury action.

The New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit, U.S. Marshalls Service and Homeland Security Investigations assisted in this investigation.

Troop T – Thruway

Williamsville man arrested for reckless endangerment and multiple other charges following a pursuit on the Thruway

On June 5, 2019, at approximately 1:06 a.m., state police stopped a vehicle on I-90 in the town of Sheridan for a vehicle-and-traffic violation. The driver provided troopers with a New York state license identifying himself as Joseph W. Nelson, 26, of Williamsville.

During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Nelson was driving with a suspended license and had multiple warrants out of the Town of Amherst Police Department.

When troopers requested Nelson exit his vehicle, he sped off; a pursuit ensued for about seven miles.

The chase was terminated when Nelson drove through a closed toll lane while exiting the Thruway at the Dunkirk exit and approached the village of Fredonia.

SP Dunkirk troopers obtained a warrant from Sheridan Town Court and located Nelson June 14, 2019.

He was taken into custody and transported to SP Buffalo where he was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony; third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor; third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, an unclassified misdemeanor and vehicle and traffic violations.

Nelson was transported to the Chautauqua County holding center to await arraignment. No bail information or return court date was available as of publication time.

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