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Family offers reward for information leading to whereabouts of missing Clay man

Since May 23, no one has seen or heard from Edward Weslowski. Now, in hopes of bringing the Clay man home, his family is offering a reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Police alert residents to lock cars

The Village of Baldwinsville Police Department has reported that there have been recent overnight auto break ins on the south side of the village. In both occurrences, the vehicles were unlocked.

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Baldwinsville man faces felony drug and weapon charges

New York state troopers recently arrested Vincent A. Lyons, 20, of Baldwinsville on multiple felony charges.

Man charged after trooper smells burnt marijuana inside car

New York State Police arrested and charged Kevin Q. Hobbs Sr., 36 of Newark, with fourth degree criminal possession of marijuana, second degree aggravated unlicensed operation and traffic infractions.

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Connecticut man charged in fatal hit and run

Onondaga County sheriff deputies have arrested a Connecticut man in connection with the fatal hit and run over the weekend in the town of Salina. Chiragkumar Patel, 28, of Southington, Conn. was charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting (death), a class D felony.

Sheriff's deputies searching for driver of fatal hit and run

Onondaga County sheriff's detectives are still investigating an early morning collision that claimed the life of a bicyclist in the town of Salina.

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B’ville resident announces plans to run for sheriff

On March 1, the Onondaga County Republican Party chose DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway as its designated candidate for county sheriff in the November elections. Subsequently, Conway’s Republican opponent, John Balloni, chief deputy to Sheriff Kevin Walsh, decided not to challenge him in a primary. But it looks like there may still be a primary after all. Baldwinsville resident and Republican John “Jack” Garafalo announced last week that he, too, will seek to run for sheriff. Garafalo, a retired Pennsylvania state drug agent

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Bank robbery suspect arrested

Lucas Lunkenheimer, 30, of Mattydale, was arrested April 11 on charges of third degree robbery and third degree grand larceny in connection with the April 7 bank robbery at Seneca Federal Savings Bank, 201 N. Main St. in the village of North Syracuse.

Barclay: Stronger penalties for child abusers needed

According to the most recent statistics I could find, in 2012, more than 600,000 children in the United States and Puerto Rico were victims of child abuse and more than 1,500 children died as a result of abuse or neglect. Even more tragic, these are only reported cases of abuse and neglect. It is estimated that the actual number of abuse cases is three times greater. No matter how many cases of child abuse and neglect there are, any child abuse is too much and we must do more as a community and a nation to prevent it.

DeFrancisco: Preventing child abuse

April is proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month in the State of New York — a time to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of child abuse and how we, as a society, can help make a difference.

Baldwinsville Police blotter for January

On Jan. 9, Jacqueline M. Cavender, 24, of 214 Green Street #1, Syracuse, was arrested and charged with suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle and disobey traffic control device. The arrest resulted after a traffic stop on East Genesee Street for disobeying a traffic device and computer checks revealed her registration suspended. She was released ROR to appear in court on Jan. 29.

DA’s Advisory Council lifts the curtain on elder abuse

It’s a common crime that often goes undetected, unreported, unprosecuted and unpunished. It’s called elder abuse. “In their later years, people become more vulnerable,” said Jenny Hicks, Abuse in Later Life project coordinator for Vera House, Inc. in Syracuse. “People start losing their eyesight, hearing becomes weaker and sometimes dementia sets in. And by the way, older folks have money.”

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Bank robbery in North Syracuse

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh and North Syracuse Police Chief Michael Crowell reports that a bank robbery occurred in the afternoon of April 7 in the village of North Syracuse.

Baldwinsville Police blotter

On March 1, Shannon M. Lyon, 32, of 13 Walnut St., Baldwinsville, was arrested and charged with second degree assault and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon. The arrest was the result of an investigation at 109 Syracuse St. where victim was cut with a knife. She was arraigned in front of Judge McMahon and released ROR to appear in court on March 1.

Burtch sentenced to one year in prison

Lysander resident and former candidate for Lysander town supervisor Fred Burtch was handcuffed and escorted out of Lysander Town Court Sept. 18, where Justice William Mullen sentenced him to serve one year at Jamesville Penitentiary, effective immediately. The ruling came after a jury found him guilty of second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, in July.

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