After months of public speculation, Kim Amidon was reported to be appearing in court on Nov. 20 for the first time since she plead not guilty to three felonies and one misdemeanor in Pompey Town Court on March 5.
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for rape yesterday morning.
Patrick Oneill was already facing multiple counts of animal cruelty when he allegedly left his Labrador retriever, Ali, in his car for more than four hours on Sept. 2 while he enjoyed the New York State Fair with his girlfriend. Ali, left in the 100-degree car with no water and one window barely cracked, died despite the efforts of state troopers and bystanders who tried to save her. Animal advocates are saying she didn’t have to die.
A large group of politicians, citizens and businessmen and –women have launched an initiative to encourage the state to keep a 1.4-mile stretch of Interstate 81 as it is instead of turning it into an arterial boulevard. Savei81.org revealed itself at a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 1, in downtown Syracuse, where supporters spoke out against the New York State Department of Transportation’s proposal to turn I-81’s viaduct stretch, the elevated portion of the highway that runs through the central business district, into an arterial boulevard through the city with stoplights and cross streets, something the group said would irreparably damage the city’s economy by creating a backlog of traffic. The group also issued a press release after the conference outlining its goals.
The town of Manlius Police Department arrested a level three sex offender, Terry Jandrew, 56, of 713, Lodi Street, Syracuse. At 8:36 a.m. on July 11, the police received a citizen complaint regarding Jandrew. He was seen in the area of Kirkville Road near the access road to Pine Grove Middle School.
Jenni-Lyn Watson lived to dance. In her memory, her family is holding a golf tournament to help others who share the same passion. Jenni-Lyn Watson, a 2008 Liverpool High School graduate, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Steven Pieper, in November of 2010 while she was home on break from Mercyhurst College, where she was studying dance. Pieper is currently serving a 23-year-to-life sentence in prison. The golf tournament, to be held Saturday, July 20, at Radisson Greens in Baldwinsville, raises money for the Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fund.
On June 18, the DeWitt Police Department arrested multiple suspects in connection with a counterfeit check cashing scheme. The DeWitt Police Department responded to the M&T Bank on Erie Boulevard at 11 a.m. on June 18 after receiving a call regarding a male who was attempting to cash a counterfeit check in the name of a local commercial business.
Police urge anyone with information to contact the department
Car larcenies normally aren’t anything out of the ordinary for the town of Manlius police- they typically report one or two incidents per month. But since the third week of April, the police department has seen at least 10 car larcenies and a few garage burglaries- which is something residents should be concerned about.
For the first time in 25 years, the Manlius Fire Department is under new leadership. On May 14, Mayor Paul Whorrall inducted John Buskey as fire chief and Bradley Pinsky as assisant fire chief. Whorrall held the position as chief since 1988, but was legally required to step down when he was elected mayor in March. The chief and assistant chief were chosen following an election within the fire department a few weeks ago.
In an effort to help keep unwanted and expired prescription drugs off the streets and ensure they are properly disposed of, Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Now in its sixth year, Central New York families are encouraged to dispose of their unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday.
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reported that three men were arrested Sunday night for a stabbing that occurred on April 18.
Kim Amidon appeared in Pompey town court Tuesday night
Kim Amidon, of Lafayette, appeared in Pompey town court on March 5 after being accused of stealing more than $122,000 of bail and fine money the day before.
Town court clerk ends employment with the town after a “discrepancy” in funds
An investigation is underway for the Town of Manlius by the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office in the wake of the abrupt departure of former town court clerk Kim Amidon. Town Supervisor Ed Theobald said that the town was in the process of doing an audit for the court for 2011 this October. Government officials had just started the audit when they noticed some discrepancies, which they felt were big enough that the DA needed to be brought in.
Dylan Ursino has been missing since Feb. 13
Chief of Police Eugene J. Conway reports that the Dewitt Police Department is investigating the report of an endangered missing person. Dylan Ursino, 18 years old, was reported missing by his parents, who haven’t seen or heard from him since February 13th, 2013.
This morning, Chief of Police Eugene J. Conway reported that the Dewitt Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 20 at 100 LePage Place in the Town of DeWitt.