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Castorland man charged with DWI after backing into Lowville patrol car, police say
LOWVILLE, NY— Lorn D. Hirschey, 66, Castorland, was charged by Lowville police at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, with driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing.
Lowville man admits to knife point robbery
Jacob D. Gearhart, 26, Lowville, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree assault.
Remsen Man Arrested Following Fraud Complaint
A Remsen man has been arrested following an investigation by theOneida County Sheriff's Officeinto a reported fraud complaint.24-year old Zachary Williamson was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony.Investigators say Williamson allegedly stole numerous checks from his emp
Man dies after falling off dock at St. Lawrence Seaway
They said Alfred Eshun, 57, of Quebec, was working on the Canadian ship Spruceglen.
Earlville man arrested for welfare fraud
Lenox, NY — An Earlville man was arrested for welfare fraud totaling $2,112.On Oct. 15, Madison County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Justin T. Marris, 26, of Earlville, was charged with fourth-degree welfare fraud, fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree offering a false instrument for f
Remsen man accused of stealing checks from employer and cashing them
A Remsen man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly stole checks from his employer and cashed them, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.Zachary Williamson, 24, is charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Thursday, Oct. 18
Hailey S. Dean, 20, of 24097 Route 12, Apt. 1, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at her residence with second-degree criminal contempt. She is accused of violating the terms of a Family Court stay-away order of protection by having an individual talk to the
Watertown man faces 3 years in prison for having crack cocaine
Raymond J. Perez, 27, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was charged March 28 with possessing 14 grams of crack cocaine after the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force searched his North Indiana Avenue apartment.
Rome man accused of raping 15-year-old girl
Over the course of four months, enough evidence was collected to charge 26-year-old Joshua Sherman with third-degree rape, a felony.
Police: Castorland man backed into cruiser with officer inside; charged with DWI
Lorn D. Hirschey, 66, was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated on Friday with a .08% blood alcohol content, according to the village police press release. He was also ticketed for unsafe backing.
Jefferson, Lewis counties could see their first snowfall of the season Wednesday night
Even though it’s still only October and Halloween’s two weeks away, the National Weather Service is predicting that the north country could see some snow this week.According to the NWS office in Buffalo, both Jefferson and Lewis counties have the possibility of snow tonight into Thursday morning.Jef
Croghan man accused of driving impaired on drugs without a license
CROGHAN — Jonathan P. Dugan, 23 of 9768 State Route 812, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and driving while his ability was impaired by drugs, both misdemeanors.
Utica teen indicted by grand jury in teen shooting death
UTICA – The Utica teen who is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Stefan Medina in August has been indicted by an Oneida County Grand Jury.In Oneida County Court on Wednesday, 19-year-old Jorge Campos pleaded not guilty to the indictment charges of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree cr
Parents in Old Forge are concerned over reports of woman seen videotaping children
Old Forge, N.Y. - Janis Budds has a 9 year old and a 7 year old who usually walk to the Town of Webb Union Free K-12 School on Route 28 in Old Forge, but on Friday they were driven to school instead, after she says she received an email from the school district on Thursday.On Thursday, Town of Webb
Drugged driving charged in Lewis County
Sheriff’s deputies said Jonathan P. Dugan, 23, of 9768 Route 812, Croghan, was pulled over on Third Road at about 2 a.m. after he was spotted driving on the wrong side of the road. Once stopped, deputies said it was learned that Dugan was driving on a suspended license, and he was driving under the
Better Hearing to host business after hours event in Oneida
ONEIDA — Better Hearing of Madison County, 121 Main St,, Oneida, will host the Greater Oneida Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from5-7 p.m. Thursday, the chamber has announced.Business After Hours are open to the public and free for all chamber members and their employees and $10 for non-mem
3 people injured in 2-vehicle crash in New Hartford
NEW HARTFORD – Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in New Hartford over the weekend, according to the New Hartford Police Department.Police say in the late morning on Saturday, they responded to the intersection of Roberts Road and Mohawk Street in New Hartford for a report of an accide
Emergency alert goes out to Oneida district parents
Wampsville, N.Y. — An emergency alert went out to parents Monday afternoon after a teacher had a medical emergency.Nicole Pitt, public relations specialist for the Oneida City School District, said a teacher for the Otto Shortell Middle School had a medical emergency.
Zinc miner died when struck by ejected material, according to federal investigators
Brendan P. DeMasters, 40, of North Royalton, Ohio, was working underground at the zinc mine as a foreman for Major Drilling, a Salt Lake City, Utah, contractor.
Police: Autopsy shows death by stabbing
PLATTSBURGH — Michael A. Zindler died of a "stabbing to the left side of the chest," State Police say.Dr. Eric Gorman performed an autopsy on the West Chazy man on Friday at University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.The pathologist ruled the manner of death a homicid