CRIME & SAFETY
North Country resident facing larceny charges across two townships and one village, Troopers say
JEFFERSON COUNTY- A local resident is faced with numerous larceny related charges throughout the North Country following an investigation this month, authorities say. Michael A. Spellan, 29, of Carthage, NY is faced with numerous accusations, including a felony, from the New York State Police in Watertown and Lowville, NY. Spellan...
Weekly Safety Report: Boys Found in Trunk, Suspicious Fire, and Apartment Building Fire in Watertown, New York
This week in Watertown, New York, there were three incidents of note. Two boys were found unharmed in the trunk of a car, a fire broke out on East Main Street with a suspicious cause, and an apartment building on Gotham Street was damaged by fire. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in any of these incidents.
Carthage Resident accused of an A.B.C. Law Violation
TOWN OF LE RAY-A 31 year old Carthage resident is facing an A.B.C. law violation following an Tuesday night arrest in the Town of Watertown. New York State Police from the Watertown Barracks charged Branay F. Bradford-Castaneda with one count of Unlawful Dealing with a Child in the 1st Degree-Alcohol; a Class A misdemeanor. Bradford-Castaneda was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of LeRay Court at a later date.
Pickup Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Amish Buggy Collision in New York
WATERTOWN, New York – In a devastating incident that has impacted the Watertown community, Charlene Kring, a 26-year-old driver from LaFargeville, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide. This charge comes after her involvement in a collision that resulted in the deaths of two young children.
The Most Dangerous 7 Cities In New York State You Should Be Aware Of
Wagswoofs – Upon analyzing the statistics presented by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, it is evident that there are certain areas that experience a surge in both violent and property crimes. “New York State and the FBI use seven Index crime categories as indicators of overall crime trends:...
Oswego County Sheriff’s Office 11/10 Thru 11/17/2023
On 11/10/23 at 8:56 a.m., Dustin W. Gabbard, 35, of Oswego was arrested for Obstruction of Governmental Administration, 2nd degree following an incident in the Town of Scriba. Mr. Gabbard is scheduled to be arraigned in CAP Court on 11/24/23. On 11/10/23 at 2:19 p.m., John Raymond Bolds, 20, of...
Weekly Safety Report: Assault, Crash, Pedestrian Accident, and Fire Impact Watertown
This week in Watertown, New York, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a man being assaulted with a flashlight, a crash involving a sheriff's office vehicle, a pedestrian being struck by a bus, and a duplex fire. The details of each incident are summarized below.
Firefighters battle blaze in town of Watertown
TOWN OF WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a blaze in the town of Watertown. They were called to 20154 Overlook Drive at around 4 p.m. Friday. There are unconfirmed reports that a vacant stone house is on fire. 7 News has a crew on...
State Route 180 renamed in honor of fallen firefighter Peyton Morse
LAFARGEVILLE, New York (WWNY) - Crowds gathered and a flag was raised high to honor fallen firefighter Peyton Morse. “He was a kind neighbor. A dedicated soulmate. A team player. A community volunteer. A gentleman, and obviously, he was a firefighter,” said Senator Mark Walczyk. A stretch of State...
Pulaski man arrested in deadly motorcycle crash in Oswego County that killed 23-year-old passenger
PULASKI, N.Y. — Zachary Moot, 23, of Pulaski, has been arrested in connection with a deadly crash in August. Moot was charged with vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, and driving while intoxicated. He was ticketed for several other infractions as well.
Pedestrian struck by bus in Watertown speaks about losing leg
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - He lost part of his leg and suffered head injuries. The pedestrian who was hit by a bus on State Street in Watertown last week is talking about what happened. Allan Bellinger says he had no idea what hit him. The 76-year-old Watertown man remains...
Adams Blames Care Provided to Asylum Seekers For Cuts to NY Services, Policing
Though its ranks are well below pre-pandemic levels, New York Police Department will temporarily stop hiring new police officers and halt Police Academy classes because of city budget cuts announced by Mayor Eric Adams, New York Daily News reports. The freeze is a part of a 5% city government-wide spending cut made by the mayor in a November budget-modification plan. NYPD data stands at 33,541 NYPD officers, 1,460 fewer than the 35,001 the department was budgeted for.