CRIME & SAFETY
Boonville teen accused of damaging home and preventing emergency call on Osceola Road, Deputies say
LEWIS- A teenager from Northern Oneida County is faced with a pair of charges that stem from complaints of a domestic incident in the Southern Tug Hill region, authorities say. There was no name provided for the 17-year-old juvenile from Boonville, NY. The teen was formally charged by the Sheriff’s...
Woman taken to hospital in wake of personal injury accident in Ava, Deputies say
ONEIDA COUNTY- No citations have been issued in the wake of a single-car motor vehicle accident that occurred over the weekend in Oneida County, police say. It was shortly before 5:00 a.m. Saturday when emergency services were called out to State Route 26 in the town of Ava for a vehicle that had rolled over.
A fire in a hospital near Rome kills at least 4 and forces the evacuation of facility and patients
ROME (AP) — A fire broke out in a hospital on Rome’s outskirts, killing at least four people and forcing the evacuation of the facility and its patients, officials said Saturday. Patients in intensive care at St. John the Evangelist hospital in Tivoli were transferred immediately to other...
He’s a Mean One! Grinch Won’t Be Stealing Christmas in Central New York
Two officers with the Oneida City Police Department were on their way to get some donuts, with sprinkles. That's when a call comes in about the Grinch in the town park trying to steal the lights from the City's Christmas tree. "Looks like we're going to have to wait on...
One killed, one hospitalized in Utica crash
UTICA — One person was killed and another hospitalized when a car struck two pedestrians on Genesee Street in Utica Friday evening, according to the Utica Police Department. Police said the vehicle was crossing from Court Street to Hopper Street at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when it struck two pedestrians, who were walking southbound on Genesee and crossing Hopper. The intersection is controlled by four-way traffic lights, with crosswalks clearly marked. The speed limit is 30 mph.
Clark Mills Fire Department votes for 2024 line officers
CLARK MILLS — The Clark Mills Fire Department has announced their new officers for 2024. Firefighters: Chief Gary Spaven, Assistant Chief Greg Kulpa, Captain Kyle Abbe, Second Captain Rick Carollo, First Lieutenant Travis Breen and Fire Police Captain Chris Abbe.
Utica woman charged with felony contempt
UTICA — A Utica woman is facing multiple charges following a domestic dispute in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Oneida County Courthouse, at 200 Elizabeth St., on Thursday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies said Dana L. Furlow, of Utica, was engaged...
Weekly Safety Report: Rome Man Faces Felony Charge for Domestic Assault and Property Damage, Woman Sought on Warrants
A Rome man is facing felony charges after damaging a woman's property during a domestic dispute. The man violated an order of protection by assaulting the woman and damaging multiple items in her home. Additionally, local law enforcement is seeking information on the whereabouts of a woman wanted on warrants from Rome City Court.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Criminal Mischief, and Youth Violence Concerns in Oneida County, New York
This week in Oneida County, New York, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents include a Mohawk Valley resident being accused of criminal mischief, a shooting at a Proctor High School football game, a 14-year-old injured in a shooting, a Rome man facing felony contempt charges, a discussion on youth violence in Utica, and a Utica man likely to avoid jail time in a shooting in Saratoga Springs.
Two Utica men face charges after Kirkland crash
Two Utica men face charges after a car crash early Saturday morning in the Town of Kirkland.
Two more teenagers arrested in Upstate armed robbery
Two more teenagers arrested following an armed robbery in the Upstate last month. The armed robbery occurred on November 12th in the Utica Mill Hill area, and an investigation was launched after a shots fired report.
Albany Man Arrested for Biting New Hartford Police Officer
An Albany man is facing several charges following an incident at the Dick's Sporting Goods location at the Sangertown Square mall in New Hartford. New Hartford Police say an officer was called to the sporting goods store on Seneca Turnpike Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m. for a reported larceny in progress. Police say over $3,000 worth of merchandise was allegedly stolen from the location.
Central NY driver admits hitting coworker, killing her. She didn’t get in car because he was drunk
Syracuse, N.Y. – A Central New York man pleaded guilty Thursday to driving into a coworker in Clay, killing her after she had refused to get in his car because she believed he was drunk. Joshua Schiano, 23, of Clay, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in exchange for...
Weekly Safety Report: Burglaries, Car Thefts, and House Fire hit Bridgewater
Two men have been charged with multiple burglaries and car thefts in Bridgewater, New York. Nicholas Soto, 31, and Daniel Murray, 25, were caught on surveillance cameras stealing items from cars in the Bradly Gardens area. Six motor vehicle burglaries were reported, all without forced entry. In another incident, a house fire on Horseshoe Drive caused significant damage to a mobile home. The fire was caused by a wood stove and the resident was unharmed. The Bridgewater Fire Department, along with assistance from West Winfield and Clayville fire departments, responded to the scene.
For sixth year in a row, Madison County youngsters to 'Shop with a Sheriff'
WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its 6th Annual Shop with a Sheriff event this morning, Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Oneida Walmart. Children in need have been selected to receive the opportunity to “Shop with a Sheriff” sergeant, investigator, deputy sheriff, corrections officer, 911 communicator, or member of Madison County Emergency Management.
Newest Recruit at Oneida County Sheriff's Office is a Star Student
The cutest and fuzziest recruit at the Oneida County Sheriff's Office is proving to be a quick learner.
Police: Teen hit by car in Hamilton while getting off school bus
The teen suffered serious injuries and was air-lifted to a hospital, according to police.
Emergency officials say structure fire Thursday near Holland Patent under investigation
ONEIDA COUNTY- A structure fire Wednesday afternoon near Holland Patent, NY remains under investigation, emergency responders say. It was shortly after 2:00 p.m. when 9-1-1 dispatch received reports of a structure fire at 10656 Coombs Road. Holland Patent was the primary Fire Department on scene, with Barneveld and Stittville providing...
Watch now: ‘Firecracker’ documentary debuts about Carol Ryan cold case in Syracuse
A new syracuse.com documentary details the investigation of Carol Ryan’s cold case in Central New York. The documentary is part of a year-long reporting project exploring the death and life of Carol Ryan and the chilling effect her unsolved murder had on a community. Through several exclusive interviews, the...
Motor vehicle accident in Vienna sends one to hospital
VIENNA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — A motor vehicle accident in the Town of Vienna sent one person to the hospital and knocked out power to the town on Monday, December 4. Oneida County Sheriffs were called to Route 13 near Trestle Road in the Town of Vienna at approximately 4:12 pm for a rollover accident.