Crash on Oxbow Sends Four to Hospital

Submitted by Undersheriff John Ball

(Wampsville, NY – April 8, 2013) Madison County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two car motor vehicle accident which occurred at approximately 7 p.m. April 8 at the intersection of Oxbow Road and West Milestrip Road in the Madison County Town of Fenner.

The crash occurred when a 2006 Chrysler […]

Village in Receipt of Chief’s Retirement Letter

(Chittenango, NY – March 2013) Chittenango village officials released a statement last week that police Chief Jeffrey Paul, under investigation for allegedly stealing time from his jobs as chief and as a part-time deputy for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, submitted a letter of retirement effective March 8.

According to Madison County Undersheriff John Ball, […]

Heavy Police Presence Planned for St. Patrick’s Day

Madison County Sheriff’s Office news

Submitted by John Ball

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) As St. Patrick’s Day and its associated activities approaches, Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is urging motorists to plan a safe ride home and never get behind the wheel intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs.

During this time period, law […]

Vehicle/Deer Crashes See Sharp Rise

By Undersheriff John Ball

(Wampsville, NY – Dec. 2012) With an increase of more than 18 percent in car/deer crashes so far this year, Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley would like to remind area drivers of some tips that may help in avoiding car/deer crashes. The risk of deer/vehicle collisions is greatest during autumn and […]

Sheriff Urges Driver Safety with Season Change

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Submitted by John Ball

(Madison County, NY – Sept. 2012) Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is urging motorists to be aware that with the change of seasons, challenges in your daily driving will increase:

Stay Alert

The arrival of the fall season brings colorful foliage, and crisp clear days and nights. […]

Agency Introduces Yellow Dot Program


By Undersheriff John Ball

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) Sheriff Allen Riley and the New York State Sheriffs’ Association are partnering to offer Yellow Dot, a free program that provides vital medical information to first responders. In an effort to better serve and protect the citizens of Madison County, Riley is promoting the program, […]

Ball Attends Program on Protecting Children


Madison County Sheriff’s Office

(Wampsville, NY – March 2012) Madison County Undersheriff John Ball recently attended the prestigious Chief Executive Officer Training Seminar, held just outside of the nation’s capital, at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children located in Alexandria, Va.

After receiving an invitation to attend the specifically designed training […]

Sheriff Warns of Lottery Scam


Madison County Sheriff’s Office news

By John Ball

(Wampsville, NY – March 2012) Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies have received information of a scam from a company identifying themselves as American Shoppers Lottery. The scam notifies people that they have won the sum of $150,000 in a sweepstakes, randomly selected by […]

Lost Hikers Rescued from Park

(Town of Fenner, NY – Jan. 2012) A few tense moments ended in skilled rescue at Chittenango Falls State Park on State Route 13 Jan. 28. Sheriff’s deputies and state park police received a call reporting two hikers lost in the park just before 6 p.m.

Upon arrival, Deputies communicated with the Madison County 911 […]

Canastota VFW Wraps Up Year

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 2012) On Nov. 29 Canastota VFW Post 600 received many thanks from the participants of the AARP Drivers Safety Course that was put on by Robert Haehl and available free to the veterans and their spouses. We thank our Ladies Auxiliary for their help putting on the free meal and refreshments. […]