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Oswego Woman Facing Felony Drug Charge

OSWEGO, NY – On Thursday, at about 3:49 p.m., members of the Oswego City Police Department Anti-Crime Team observed a 2006 Pontiac motor vehicle in the area of East Tenth and Oneida streets. The operator of the vehicle was known to police and was identified as 30-year-old Amber M. Spicer, of 956 Middle Road, Apt. 1A, Oswego.

Amber M. Spicer

Amber M. Spicer

Spicer was observed operating the vehicle in violation of section 1225-c-2a of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, specifically that she was operating the vehicle while talking on a cellular telephone.

A traffic stop was initiated, and the vehicle was stopped in the area of the Rise and Shine convenience store. Subsequent investigation and interview of Spicer found her to allegedly be in possession of 1.5 grams of crack cocaine, which she intended to sell in the area.

Also present in the vehicle were Spicer’s two infant children.

The children were placed under the care of a relative who was contacted and responded to the scene.

Spicer was taken into custody and transported to the Oswego City Police Department, where she was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in theThird Degree (B felony), and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A misdemeanor).

She was also issued a uniform traffic ticket for cell phone use while driving.

Spicer was arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bail bond.

She is scheduled to re-appear on Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131 or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Oswego Police Announce 2 More Drug Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Police Department announce a pair of recent drug arrests.

On Wednesday, at approximately 6:09 a.m., the Oswego City Police Department Anti Crime Team, with the assistance of agents from the United States Border Patrol, executed a narcotics related search warrant at the residence of 30-year-old Matthew J. Solazzo, located at 5895 State Route 104, Apartment A1 in the town of Scriba.

Matthew J. Solazzo

Matthew J. Solazzo

The execution of the search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately 7.4 ounces of mushrooms, containing the controlled substance psilocybin; 59 grams of marihuana; US currency and other items indicative of illegal drugs sales and possession.

As a result of the investigation, Solazzo was arrested and charged with one count of each of:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, with Intent to Sell (B Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (B Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th degree (A Misdemeanor)
  • Unlawfully Growing Cannabis (A Misdemeanor)

Solazzo was arraigned by acting Oswego County Court Judge James Metcalf and remanded to the

Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 secured bail bond.

Solazzo was to appear in Scriba Town Court today (Sept. 1).

This investigation remains active and further charges and/or arrests are possible.

On Aug. 29, 2011 at approximately 1:36 p.m., members of the Oswego City Police Department Anti Crime Team arrested 28-year-old Christopher J. Jodway, of 11 Kingdom Road, Fulton.

Christopher J. Jodway

Christopher J. Jodway

Jodway’s arrest was the result of search warrant conducted at his then residence, 508 E. Broadway in the city of Fulton, on April 13.

Upon execution of the search warrant, Jodway was found to illegally possess 59 tablets of a prescription narcotic, according to police.

Jodway was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 4th degree (C Felony).

He was arraigned by Fulton City Court Judge Jerome A. Mirabito and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 secured bail bond.

Jodway was scheduled to reappear in Fulton City Court today (Sept. 1).

Oswego City Police were assisted by members of the Fulton City Police Department during this investigation.

As always, Oswego City Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Oswego Man Facing Felony Drug Charges

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Aug. 22, as a result of ongoing investigations into illegal drug activity, members of the Oswego City Police Department Anti-Crime Team executed a search warrant at 2 Catherine St., the residence of 45-year-old Norman M. Holliday.

Norman Holliday

Norman Holliday

As a result of the investigation and subsequent search warrant execution, police seized a quantity of prescription medications, and Holliday was arrested and charged with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both class B felonies.

Holliday was arraigned and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

He is scheduled to appear in Oswego City Court on Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131 or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Oswego Man Facing Rape Charge

OSWEGO, NY – On Friday, at about 7:30 a.m., Oswego Police received a missing person complaint from a man who reported his 32-year-old wife missing.

It was further reported that the victim’s vehicle was also missing and that she had previously been in a relationship with a man whose first name was Scott and who had just recently been released from prison.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Division began investigating immediately.

Scott C. Southworth

Scott C. Southworth

Based on cell phone trace information, coupled with assistance from the New York State Division of Parole, investigators quickly located the victim’s vehicle at the La Siesta Motel on US Route 11 in Mexico.

Scott C. Southworth, 31, of 43 E. Eighth St., Oswego, was located in a room at the motel along with the victim, according to police.

Further investigation determined that at approximately 3:56 a.m. on Friday, Southworth had arrived at the victim’s residence in the city of Oswego, where he had engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim by forcible compulsion.

Southworth has been charged with first-degree rape (B Felony), and has been remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

He is scheduled to appear in Oswego City Court on Aug. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be filed.

Oswego Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime, to contact the department’s Criminal Investigations Division at: 315-342-8201.

Oswego Police Make Arrest In Robbery Investigation

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Police announce an arrest has been made in a recent robbery investigation.

On Aug. 14, at about 3:42 a.m., Oswego Police responded to robbery which had been reported on East Bridge Street in the area of East Third Street.

Matthew Baker

Matthew Baker

A 20-year-old woman reported to police that she had been walking in that area at which time she was approached by an unknown man, who propositioned her for sex.

When she declined, the man allegedly forcibly stole her cellular telephone from her hand and attempted to steal her purse.

After a brief struggle, the victim was able to retain her purse.

The suspect ran away from the scene and the victim ran to the Econo Lodge on East First Street, from where she called 911.

The victim was not injured, police said.

On Friday (Aug. 19), at approximately 1:40 p.m., Oswego Police arrested 17-year-old Matthew I. Baker, of 33 Mitchell St., Oswego.

Baker has been charged with third-degree robbery (D Felony), and has been remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond.

He is scheduled to appear in Oswego City Court on Aug. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Also as a result of the investigation, the victim’s cellular telephone was recovered.

Oswego Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime, to contact the department’s Criminal Investigations Division at: 315-342-8201.

Oswego Man Charged With Rape

OSWEGO, NY – On Tuesday, at about 4:02 a.m., Oswego Police responded to a reported sexual assault that had just occurred.

A 20-year-old female victim reported to police that at about 3:30 a.m., she accepted a ride from a man that she had just met.

Kevin Larrabee

Kevin Larrabee

He was supposed to take her home, but instead took her to the south end of Fifth Avenue, a dead end street in the city, where he then forced her to have intercourse, according to police.

Oswego Police, assisted by members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, searched the area for a vehicle matching the description given by the victim.

Within a few hours, police located a vehicle matching the description and identified a possible suspect.

At about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oswego Police arrested Kevin J. Larrabee, 28 years old, of 42 W. Ninth St., Apt. 3, Oswego.

Larrabee has been charged with first-degree rape (B felony) and is currently being held at the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

He is scheduled to return to Oswego City Court on Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m.

Oswego Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime, to contact the department’s Criminal Investigations Division at: 315-342-8201.

Oswego Pair facing Drug Charges

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 7 p.m. Thursday, as a result of ongoing investigations into illegal drug activity, members of the Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division stopped a green Jeep motor vehicle in the area of East Ninth Street and East Bridge Street.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 25-year-old Brandon C. Enwright, of 80 E. Eleventh St., Oswego.

A passenger in the vehicle was identified as 30-year-old Jill M. Familo, of 191 Maiden Lane Road, Oswego.

Further investigation and interview of the vehicle occupants determined Familo to be in possession of approximately 0.4-gram of heroin, as well as three hypodermic needles and other items commonly used in the consumption and distribution of illegal narcotics.

Enwright was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana and several hydrocodone pills which were not legally prescribed to him, police said.

Both were taken into custody and transported to the Oswego City Police Department, where Familo was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony.

She was subsequently arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bail bond, with a return court date of July 26.

Enwright was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A Misdemeanor, and released on an appearance ticket with a return court date of Aug. 18.

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131 or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Additional Charges In Cemetery Burglary Case

OSWEGO, NY – The City of Oswego Police Department has filed additional charges against David J. Spedding.

Specifically, on July 18, Spedding was charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor, and Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor, stemming from an additional burglary reported on April 21, at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 379 East River Road, Oswego.

David J. Spedding

David J. Spedding

He was also charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, stemming from a separate burglary reported on April 29, at St. Paul’s Cemetery, 151 Mitchell St., Oswego.

Spedding is alleged to have forcibly entered buildings on each property and stolen several items as indicated in the original press release, below.

Spedding was arraigned on the new charges and released on his own recognizance.

Original Release, July 1, 2011

The Oswego City Police Department has been investigating several burglaries which have occurred at St. Peter’s Cemetery, located at 379 East River Road. The incidents have occurred over the last several months, beginning in April of 2011, resulting in the theft of several power tools and various pieces of lawn and grounds keeping equipment.

On July 1, 2011, acting on information obtained during the course of the investigations, members of the Criminal Investigations Division located and interviewed David J. Spedding, 19 years old, of 2220 County Route 8, Oswego.

Spedding was subsequently arrested and charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A

Misdemeanor, all stemming from a May 4, 2011 incident.

Spedding admitted to committing a total of three burglaries at St. Peter’s Cemetery, as well as a separate Criminal Mischief, for which further charges are pending.

At the time of this press release, Spedding was being held awaiting arraignment in Oswego City Court.

Arrest Made In Oswego Cemetery Burglary Probe

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Police Department has been investigating several burglaries which have occurred at St. Peter’s Cemetery, located at 379 East River Road.

David J. Spedding

David J. Spedding

The incidents have occurred over the last several months, beginning in April of 2011, resulting in the theft of several power tools and various pieces of lawn and grounds keeping equipment.

Today (July 1), acting on information obtained during the course of the investigations, members of the Criminal Investigations Division located and interviewed David J. Spedding, 19, of 2220 County Route 8, Oswego.

Spedding was subsequently arrested and charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, Grand Larceny in the Fourth

Degree, a class E Felony, and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor, all stemming from a May 4 incident.

According to police, Spedding admitted to committing a total of three burglaries at St. Peter’s Cemetery, as well as a separate Criminal Mischief, for which further charges are pending.

At the time of this press release, Spedding was being held awaiting arraignment in Oswego City Court.

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal activity to contact them at 315-342-8120.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131 or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Pair Charged After Alleged Drug Deal In City Park

OSWEGO, NY – At about 7 p.m. on June 16, the Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division was notified by a concerned citizen of what appeared to be an illegal drug transaction taking place in plain view in Franklin Square (West Park).

Investigators responded immediately.

Using the information provided by the concerned citizen, combined with further investigation, they were able to quickly detain two suspects, identified as 35-year-old Wallik W. Ryer, of 144 E. Third St., Oswego, and 21-

year-old Joseph J. Buske, of 500 Kingdom Road., Oswego.

Interview of the suspects determined that Ryer had allegedly provided a small quantity of marijuana to

Buske in exchange for an undisclosed amount of money.

Ryer was found to be in possession of 4.1 grams of marijuana, which was secreted in his mouth, as well as $154 in cash, police said.

Buske was found to be in possession of 0.3-gram of marijuana, as well as a quantity of prescription medications which were not prescribed to him, according to the police report.

Both suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Oswego City Police Department.

Ryer was charged with fifth-degree criminal sale of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Buske was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Both were released on appearance tickets returnable in Oswego City Court on July 11.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the prescription medications in Buske’s possession.

Oswego City Police Chief Tory DeCaire stated, “While it is unfortunate that this occurred in one of our parks, it serves as a shining example of the positive outcome which can result from a cooperative effort between the police and the community. Such cooperation is vital to our ongoing efforts to reduce illegal drug activity in our city. I would like to commend the alert citizen who reported this to us, as well as the investigators who responded swiftly and arrested the suspects.”

As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131 or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

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