Transient charged with unlawful imprisonment, other charges
On April 15, Troy R. Vanantwerp, 19, “transient” was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree harassment. The arrest resulted after a violation of a “stay-away” order of protection. He was arraigned in front of Judge Huling and bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 Bond. He was remanded to the Justice Center Jail and was scheduled to re-appear in court on April 17.
Prompted by the recent tragedy at Great Northern Mall, Canton Woods Senior Center will play host to a public safety seminar at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the center, 76 Canton St., in the village.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has reported an increase in vehicle break-ins at various fitness center parking lots throughout Onondaga County.
At 9:46 p.m. Feb. 19, Barbara Reed, 37, of 45 Elizabeth St., Baldwinsville, was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment following a domestic dispute at 53 Candlewood Garden Apartments, Baldwinsville.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department has announced the promotion of Deputy Gregory Beckwith, of Baldwinsville, to the rank of sergeant. Beckwith has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office Police Department since 2002.
Radisson resident Thomas G. Smith, 48, of 6211 Festival Court, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of second-degree sexual abuse on Oct. 16. Smith admitted in Lysander Town Court before Lysander town Judge Charles Mantione to engaging in sexual contact with a 10-year-old boy in May and June of last year.
Captain Esteban Gonzalez, of Baldwinsville, has been promoted to the rank of Chief Custody Deputy at the Onondaga County Justice Center effective Jan. 1. Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh announced the promotion during a brief ceremony held Friday, Dec. 14, at the center.
Two men have been charged in connection with a residential burglary in which several guns were stolen.
More than 100 people turned out to the Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Downtown Syracuse despite the rainy weather.
For many struggling to find their way out of an abusive situation, the most uncertain time can be after the matter is taken to court. Now, in order to help address that uncertainty, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies statewide are taking part in a pilot program that will allow those who have been granted orders of protection by their local family court to register to receive alerts when those orders are served.
At 1:17 a.m. Oct. 10, police observed a vehicle traveling on Downer Street traveling into the oncoming lane of travel. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was identified as James P. Allan, 36, of 3508 Hayes Road, Baldwinsville. Alcohol involvement was detected and Allan was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI and failure to keep right. He was processed and released on his own recognizance to appear in court on Nov. 14.
State Sen. David Valesky (D-Oneida) has signed on as a co-sponsor to legislation introduced in the last legislative session that will allow those charged with animal abuse or neglect to be charged with a felony under New York State Penal Law. Currently, crimes against companion animals are legislated under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law.
When Stephanie Heath Higgins met Grace, she could barely hold up her head. The pit bull, at 7 or 8 years old, should have weighed around 60 pounds. But Grace weighed about 30. She was emaciated, dehydrated, suffering from an eye infection. She couldn’t walk. Her organs were shutting down. But Higgins loved her anyway.
At 1:56 a.m. Aug. 25, police observed a vehicle driving on the shoulder of the roadway and cross over the double-solid lines on West Genesee Street. The vehicle was stopped and the driver identified as Edward J. Steves, Jr., 32, of 15 W. Genesee St. Apt 3, Baldwinsville.
At 8:11 p.m. Aug. 20, police investigated a suspicious vehicle on Gentry Street and during the investigation located heroin, a hypodermic syringe, Suboxone and Clonazepan pills in the possession of Laura A. Conrad, 27, of 8816 Emmons Mercantile, Brewerton.