CRIME & SAFETY
State Police: Poland resident charged with felony criminal mischief in Herkimer County
RUSSIA- A local resident is faced with a felony accusation in the wake of a reported disturbance in the Kuyahoora Valley area earlier this month, authorities are reporting. Benjamin M. Kraeger, 27, of Poland, NY was arrested Monday afternoon by the New York State Police (Herkimer). Kraeger is officially charged with one felony count of criminal mischief in the third-degree.
Juvenile arrested on assault, weapons charges in Utica
UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — A juvenile faces three felony charges after they were arrested by Utica Police in connection with a shooting on Henry Street on Monday, November 27. Police were called to the 500 block of Henry Street at approximately 3:15 Monday afternoon regarding a fight with shots...
16-Year-Old Arrested After Street Fight Ends in Gunfire
UTICA, NY — A 16-year-old suspect was charged following a shooting incident on Henry Street in Utica, as confirmed by local police. The incident occurred on November 27, 2023, around…
Man charged in shooting death after turning himself in
UTICA — A Utica man turned himself in Saturday, in relation to an open arrest warrant for the Nov. 11 shooting homicide of Kwamae Smith, according to the Utica Police Department. Police say that with the assistance of his attorney, 30-year-old Tyrell Brown turned himself in and police charged...
Utica Father Charged with Reckless Assault After Shaking Infant Daughter, Causing Severe Injuries
A 3-month-old infant from UDA is battling life-threatening injuries after allegedly being shaken by the father on Thanksgiving. The 22-year-old parent, charged with reckless assault, may face additional charges as investigations reveal more instances of harm inflicted on the child.
Car crashes into former Utica Observer-Dispatch building
UTICA — A car crashed into the former Utica Observer-Dispatch building early Monday morning, sending the driver to the hospital, according to the Utica Police Department. Following an investigation, officers said the driver lost control of their vehicle around 5:22 a.m. Monday morning, ultimately crashing their car into the building at 221 Oriskany St. E.
Police arrest Utica man in Saturday computer theft
UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — A Utica man faces grand larceny charges after he was arrested by Utica Police at the North Utica Wal-Mart on Saturday, November 25. Police were called to the North Utica Wal-Mart at approximately 5:00 pm on Saturday regarding a larceny investigation. Upon arrival they met with employees who said that the suspect — 35-year-old Karheem Gilyard of Utica — attempted to steal two computers by walking out of the store. Store employees attempted to stop Gilyard, but he fled on foot.
Utica man facing multiple charges after Monday crash in St. Lawrence County
CANTON, N.Y. (WWTI) – A 29-year-old Utica man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing an early morning accident on Monday, November 27 in the village of Canton. St. Lawrence County Sheriffs deputies arrested Diquan Spain and charged him with unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, two counts of criminal mischief, […]
Weekly Safety Report: School Nurse Accused of Rape, Firearm Brandishing, and SUV Overturns in Herkimer County, NY
This week in Herkimer County, New York, three incidents occurred that are of concern for the community's safety. These incidents include a school nurse being accused of rape and sending inappropriate material to a minor, a resident allegedly brandishing a firearm during a domestic dispute, and an SUV overturning in Ilion.
Mobile Home Damaged in Bridgewater Fire
Bridgewater, N.Y.-- A mobile home suffered heavy damage in a fire early Friday evening. The fire on Horseshoe Lane in Bridgewater was called in just before 7:30. Firefighters from Bridgewater, Clayville and West Winfield all responded. The fire was put out in about 30 minuets. The Bridgewater Fire Chief Tells NewsChannel 2 that the fire was caused by a wood stove and that no one was injured.
Police and firefighters respond to a two-car rollover crash in Litchfield
Officials say it happened after 10 a.m. on Wednesday on Thomaston Road and East Street.
Red Cross aids one after fire
BRIDGEWATER — Volunteers from the Central and Northern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to one person after a fire Friday on Horseshoe Drive. “The Red Cross provided financial assistance which can be used for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing, to...
Police: I-95 southbound reopens near Exit 19 following crash
The accident closed two lanes last night.
OpEd- Two Arrested Utica School Officials Should Infuriate Us All
The fact that two Utica City School District officials have now been arrested and charged with stealing taxpayer dollars for their own benefit is despicable and it should prompt all of us to ask some serious questions. On Tuesday, November 21st, former Utica Mayor and previous School Board President Lou...
New York State Police Reopen 30-Year Old Homicide Investigation
Back during the Summer of 1993, the small town of Litchfield New York became a police hot bed when the announcement was made that 12 year old Sarah Anne Wood had gone missing. For the last 30 years, this case has remained unsolved but recent information has brought this investigation back to the forefront.
Car slams into parked car and house in Fairfield, no injuries reported
A man crashed into a house in Fairfield Thursday evening.
Police Continue Search for Utica Man Missing Since October
UTICA, N.Y. -- Utica Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a 55-year-old Utica man. Salvatore Squillace lives on Howard Avenue in Utica, and police say he has been reported as missing. Police say he was last heard from on Oct. 23 when he called his sister. His date...
Icy roads blamed in crash
MARCY — Icy roads sent one driver to the hospital on Glass Factory Road in Marcy Tuesday night after her car went down an embankment, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies said Jennifer Yager, 28, of Rome, was northbound at about 7:30 p.m. when her 2018...
Three juveniles charged in attempted robbery
UTICA — Three young people have been taken into custody for assaulting and attempting to rob a man at Court and Schuyler streets in Utica, according to the Utica Police Department. Police said the victim was attacked by four people attempting to steal his property at the intersection of...
One driver ticketed in four-vehicle crash
NEW HARTFORD — One driver was ticketed following a four-vehicle, domino-effect rear-ending outside Consumer Square in New Hartford Friday evening, according to the New Hartford Police Department. Police said Elizabeth Johnson, 35, of Utica, was westbound on Commercial Drive at about 5 p.m. when she approached the intersection at...