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Utica man faces felony trademark counterfeiting charge

UTICA - The New York State Police Special Investigations Unit in Utica arrested a Utica man following an investigation of trademark counterfeiting, according to the New York State Police. Investigators seized approximately $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel which consisted of: North Face jackets, N

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 19:54:55

Utica man accused of selling counterfeit big-brand clothing items

UTICA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police have arrested a man who they say sold counterfeit trademarked merchandise from big brand names. Troopers allegedly seized approximately $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel from 53-year-old Bobby Ross. Ross used a Dodge Caravan to move and sell counterfeit North

LOCALSYR.COM - 2018-03-20 19:56:45

2 Utica residents arrested after Fentanyl, marijuana found in car

Two Utica residents were arrested in the Albany area Saturday after police allegedly found fentanyl and other drugs in their vehicle during a traffic stop. BETHLEHEM - Two Utica residents were arrested in the Albany area Saturday after police allegedly found fentanyl and other drugs in their vehicle


Schuylerville man pleads guilty in sex case

BALLSTON SPA -- A Schuylerville man who was arrested last summer for soliciting sex from an underage person pleaded guilty Tuesday in Saratoga County Court to two felony charges. Kenneth K. Washburn, 53, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree criminal sexual act and possessing a sexual performance

POST-STAR - 2018-03-21 11:01:00

Utica Man Arrested For Trademark Counterfeiting

An investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods in the Utica-area has led to the arrest of a Utica man. State Police have charged 53-year old Bobby Ross with trademark counterfeiting, a felony Investigators say they seized about $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel, including North Face jackets,

WIBX950.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Herkimer Co. man sent to prison on burglary, mischief charges

A Middleville man was sent to state prison Tuesday on burglary and mischief charges, according to the Herkimer County District Attorney's Office. Eric A. Lynch, 39, was sentenced in Herkimer County Court to a term of twenty-five years in state prison for first-degree burglary, fifteen years in state

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 17:27:30

First day of witness testimony underway in Robert Coffin murder trial

On Monday, jury selection and opening arguments took place in Oneida County Court for Coffin's murder trial. Coffin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and he's accused of shooting and killing Shepherd outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19

WKTV - 2018-03-20 17:36:00

Surveillance video of Rome murder on 1st day of testimony

Day one of witness testimony in Robert Coffin's murder trial brought an eyewitness to the stand...and surveillance video of the crime to a courtroom monitor. Coffin is accused of shooting 25-year-old Robert Shepherd to death outside Sammy G's, in Rome, back in August. Scroll for more content... F

WKTV - 2018-03-21 00:48:00

Utica man accused of killing girlfriend's baby appears in court

Jason Nieves, 22, is charged with second-degree murder. In Oneida County Court on Monday, Nieves was expected to accept or reject a plea offer, but the proceedings were adjourned until April 2. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara is waiting for a complete and thorough autopsy. On Jan

WKTV - 2018-03-19 23:47:00

Traffic stop leads to discovery of Fentanyl, charges for 2 Utica people

Around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem for a vehicle and traffic violation. Police say while interviewing the driver, 27-year-old Davon Sanders of Utica, and his passenger, 20-year-old Shawntelle Spratt of Utica, there was probable cause for troopers

WKTV - 2018-03-19 16:51:00

Rome Police Warning Residents Of New 'Snail Mail' Scam

The Rome Police Department is making the public aware of a new scam that comes via 'Snail Mail.' According to Rome PD, it's called the "Final Expense Insurance" scam. This particular scam involves multiple post cards being mailed out to neighborhoods populated by the elderly. The card informs the re

WIBX950.COM - 2018-03-19 16:42:58

Jury selection underway for Robert Coffin murder trial

Coffin is accused of shooting 25-year-old Thomas Shepherd to death outside of Sammy G's bar in Rome on Aug. 19, 2017. He was later found in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 1. Jury selection began Monday morning in Oneida County Court, and as of early Monday afternoon, 10 of the 12 jurors had been seat

WKTV - 2018-03-19 19:47:00

Police to announce major Schuylerville drug arrests today

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office has scheduled a press conference for Monday morning to announce "major" drug arrests in the Schuylerville area in recent days. A half-dozen arrests occurred as investigators from a number of law enforcement agencies dismantled a drug network that had a link to a


Anthony LaPolla enters Utica school board race

Utica resident Anthony LaPolla has declared his candidacy for the Utica City School Board. "I am entering the race for school board because this school district is about to be tested unlike ever before," said LaPolla, who is not related to school board Vice President Louis LaPolla. "And if we are go

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 01:34:56

Police: Six arrested in Saratoga County drug case

Six people were arrested in recent days as local, state and federal investigators dismantled a cocaine and marijuana distribution network that operated from several properties on Route 32 in the town of Saratoga and had connections to the New York City area. In all, authorities seized 2.5 kilograms


St. Patrick's Day Parade underway in Utica

Each year, hundreds of people turn out on Genesee Street to march in and watch the annual parade. Last year subzero temperatures caused the parade to be postponed, and although it's still cold and windy today, that isn't stopping the local community from turning out in their best green attire to sh


Utica man charged with attempted murder in early morning stabbing

A Utica man is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a stabbing that left a man in critical condition. Just after 6 a.m. Friday, the Utica Police Department responded to the 700 block of John Street for reports of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they found two men-- one wi


Arrest Made In Utica Stabbing

A Utica man is facing charges following a Friday morning stabbing at 705 John Street in Utica. 35-year old Edmond Hyatt is charged with attempted murder, burglary, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Utica Police say one man suffered a serious stab wound to the chest. He's in crit


11-year-old Westmoreland student charged after 'concerning' note is found

On March 7, sheriff's deputies were called to the Westmoreland Middle School "after a tattered note was found in a restroom with a concerning message on it." State police and Utica police also helped deputies sweep the building, and Sheriff Rob Maciol said that no students were in danger at any tim


Utica police: 2 injured in stabbing on John Street

UTICA - Two male victims were injured early Friday following a stabbing on John Street, according to the Utica Police Department. At about 6:08 a.m., police responded to the second floor at 705 John St. to a stabbing call, officials said. Upon arrival, officers said they found two male victims, one