CRIME & SAFETY
Woman injured in Watertown crash
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A woman was rushed to the hospital after a crash between her car and a van late Wednesday morning. It happened at the intersection of LeRay and Burdick streets in Watertown shortly before 11 a.m. Fire officials say a car and a van belonging to...
Watertown mother-son duo sentenced to home incarceration for involvement in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Following their sentencing, Rafael Rondon and Maryann Mooney-Rondon will both spend time in 'home incarceration' instead of prison. Mooney-Rondon will serve one year of home incarceration. Rondon will get 18 months after he finishes his prison term in a separate gun case. The judge called their involvement on Jan. 6,...
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...
No charges filed for early November bus-pedestrian accident in Watertown
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – No charges will be filed against a bus driver that struck a pedestrian earlier in the month on State Street in Watertown. Watertown City Police say that 72-year-old Brian Bush of Glenfield was driving a Birnie Bus Service transport bus on Thursday, November 9 when the bus struck 76-year-old Allen Bellinger of […]
Weekly Safety Report: Harassment Charge, Children Found in Car Trunk, Suspicious Fires in Jefferson County, NY
This week in Jefferson County, New York, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a resident being charged with harassment, two boys found unharmed in the trunk of a car, a suspicious fire on East Main Street, and a fire in an apartment building on Gotham Street.
North Country resident charged in Jefferson County harassment complaint
CHAMPION- A resident from the North Country is faced with a charge that stems from a Jefferson County harassment complaint, authorities say. The 18-year-old subject, who is from Carthage, NY, was not identified by the New York State Police (Carthage). The suspect is officially charged with a misdemeanor count of acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17.
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.
2 people stabbed at Felts Mills home
FELTS MILLS, New York (WWNY) - State police are investigating the stabbing of two people at a home in Felts Mills. Troopers were called to a home at 24379 Main Street at around 6 p.m. Thursday. Police say two males suffered stab wounds during a fight and were taken to...
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:...
Jefferson County sheriff blames new rules for drop in pistol permit applications
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The number of people applying for pistol permits in Jefferson County is way down, and the sheriff says the process is partly to blame. The latest numbers show there have been 145 applications in 2023, without counting November and December. Compare that to 2021, when...
Weekly Safety Report: Standoff, Assault, Pedestrian Struck, Drug Seizure, and Duplex Fire in Jefferson County, New York
This week in Jefferson County, New York, several incidents occurred that required law enforcement and emergency response. These incidents include a standoff with a suspect who shot at officers and set a house on fire, an assault where a man was severely injured with a flashlight, a pedestrian being struck by a bus, the seizure of smuggled marijuana by Border Patrol agents, and a duplex fire that required firefighters' attention.
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...
Sheriff’s office vehicle involved in crash
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was involved in a crash in Watertown Thursday night. It happened on Arsenal Street between Orchard and Meadow streets a little before 7 p.m. A woman was seen being treated by first responders, but the extent of any...