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Fulton Couple Arrested In Drug Investigation

FULTON, NY – Mark Grandazzo, of 405 Oneida St., Fulton, was arrested on March 11 at approximately 1:15 p.m., following an on-going drug investigation by the City of Fulton Police Department.

Mark Grandazzo

Mark Grandazzo

During the course of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at 405 Oneida St. and Grandazzo was found to allegedly be in possession of an orange plastic prescription bottle which contained seven clear plastic knotted baggies containing a white substance which weighed 3.0 grams.

The white substance field tested positive for the presence of crack cocaine.

Grandazzo was also found to allegedly be in possession of an orange plastic prescription bottle which contained two white pills which where marked with M367 and 10 yellow pills marked Watson853 both of these pills are Acetaminophen 325mg/ Hydrocodone 10 mg.

Hydrocodone is a Schedule II narcotic drug.

The defendant possessed said items with the intent to sell same, according to the police.

Grandazzo was charged with:

  • Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (two counts – Class B felony)
  • Fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Class D felony)
  • Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (A misdemeanor)
  • Second-degree criminal using drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor)

Grandazzo  was arraigned in Fulton City Court on March 11 by Fulton City Court Judge Spencer J. Ludington.

Grandazzo was remanded to Oswego County Public Safety Center on $25,000 cash bail.

Chrystal Recore

Chrystal Recore

Chrystal Recore, also residing at 405 Oneida St., was arrested during the execution of the search warrant.

Recore did knowingly conduct and maintain her residence located at 405 Oneida St., in the city of Fulton, where persons came and gathered for the purpose of engaging in the unlawful sale of controlled substances, police said.

Recore was charged with first-degree criminal nuisance, a Class E felony.

She was released on an appearance ticket returnable on March 31 at 9 a.m.

Assault Investigation Results In One Arrest

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 9:46 p.m. on Saturday, Oswego City Police responded to an assault complaint at 37 Murray St., Apt. B, in the city of Oswego.

Jeffrey J. Mitchelson

Jeffrey J. Mitchelson

The resident, Jeffrey J. Mitchelson, 29, alleged that several hours prior to him reporting the incident, two individuals had entered his residence and assaulted him.

Initial responding officers did not observe any apparent injuries to Mr. Mitchelson.

Members of the Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist with the investigation.

The course of the investigation, including further questioning of Mr. Mitchelson, lead to the issuance of a search warrant for the residence.

While executing the search warrant police discovered allegedly unlawfully possessed hypodermic instruments.

As a result, Mr. Mitchelson was arrested and charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, a class A misdemeanor.

He was arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

He is scheduled to return to court on March 14, at 2 p.m.

The matter of persons allegedly entering his home is still under investigation.

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

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

Oswego Man Arrested, Awaiting Arraignment On Drug Charges

UPDATE:
The defendant, Richard J. Lockwood Jr., has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, a class B felony; Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, a class D felony; Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, also a class A misdemeanor.

Richard J. Lockwood Jr

Richard J. Lockwood Jr

At this time, the defendant is still awaiting arraignment.

The investigation is continuing, with assistance from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Arrests of co-conspirators may be forthcoming, as well as additional charges at the federal level.

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OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 5:54 a.m. today (March 4), Oswego City Police executed a search warrant at 8 Niagara St., Oswego.

That search warrant also included The Pet Store, a business located at 388 W. First St., which is adjacent to 8 Niagara St.

The search warrant was the result of an ongoing police investigation into illegal drug activity, and was executed by members of the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division and the Oswego City Police Department Special Response Team.

As a result of the search warrant, numerous items of evidence were seized from both the residence and the business, including several long guns, quantities of marijuana, cocaine, prescription medications, and other illegal narcotic substances, approximately $3,000 in cash, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia commonly used in the sale and consumption of illegal drugs.

Richard J. Lockwood Jr., 40, of 8 Niagara St., was arrested.

At the time of this release he was being held awaiting arraignment, while police continued their investigation.

Additional information regarding charges will be released as soon as it becomes available.

Lockwood is believed to be connected to The Pet Store and its day to day operation.

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 Departments tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

Fulton Man Arrested In Attempted Murder Probe

FULTON, NY – Michael R. Watkins, 26, of 63 N. Third St., Fulton, was arrested today (Feb. 26), following an investigation by the City of Fulton Police Department.

In the morning hours of Feb. 26, Fulton Police were dispatched to the area of 404 Erie St. in the city of Fulton for a report of a harassment in progress involving a gun.

Michael R. Watkins

Michael R. Watkins

Prior to arrival units learned that one subject on scene had been shot.

Upon arrival, police found a 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back.

This subject was transported to University Hospital, Syracuse, for treatment.

Through interviews police were able to quickly identify the alleged shooter as Watkins.

After a lengthy manhunt and with assistance from the New York State Police, Watkins was located inside a residence on State Route 104 in Martville.

There Watkins was taken into custody without incident.

A loaded 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun and a loaded .380 cal. Lorcin semi-automatic handgun were recovered during the investigation.

Watkins has been charged with: second-degree attempted murder (B felony), first-degree burglary (B felony), second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (C felony) and first-degree criminal use of a firearm (B felony).

Watkins is currently being held at the City of Fulton Police Department awaiting arraignment.

Anyone with information is urged to call the City of Fulton Police Department at (315) 598-4504 or the Fulton Police Department Tips line at (315) 593-8477.

Fulton Man Arrested In Rape Investigation

FULTON, NY – Matthew J. Parker, 51, of 217 S. Third St., Fulton, was arrested on Jan. 21 following an investigation by the City of Fulton Police Department.

During the course of the investigation, it was found that Parker allegedly engaged in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl between the years of 2007 and 2008.

Parker was charged with the following:

  • Rape in the second degree (five counts) a class D felony
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (6 counts) a class A misdemeanor

He was arraigned in Fulton City Court on Jan. 21 by Judge Spencer J. Ludington.

Parker was remanded to Oswego County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or 10,000 secure bail bond.

He is scheduled to return to Fulton City Court on Jan. 26.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the City of Fulton Police Department at (315) 598-4504 or the Fulton Police Department Tips line at (315) 593-8477.

Fulton Underage Drinking Detail Makes One Arrest

FULTON, NY – On Friday (Oct. 29), the Fulton Police conducted an Underage Drinking Detail at ABC Licensed locations around the city of Fulton.

The detail was funded by a New York State grant which was obtained by the County of Oswego Council on Alcohol and Addiction (CoCoAA).

The purpose of the detail was to attempt to purchase alcohol through the use of underage agents (less than 21yoa) at the various licensed establishments throughout the city of Fulton.

Attempts were made to purchase alcohol at 16 establishments.

Of those locations, one arrest was made for the sale of alcohol to a person less than 21 years of age.

The person arrested was Rachel L. Belcher, 18, of 851 Forest Ave., Fulton (Strupplers).

She was charged with first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child, a Class A misdemeanor.

She is scheduled to appear in Fulton City Court on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

The Fulton Police Department would like to recognize those businesses and their employees where the sale of an alcoholic beverage to an underage agent was denied and in compliance with the requirements of the NYS Alcohol and Beverage Control Law.

They are as follows:

Price Chopper, Wilson Farms, Fastrac, Nice-n-Easy, Lakeview Lanes, Upper Landing, Fran’s Riverfront, Muskie’s, Red Brick Pub, Rite Aid (East Broadway), Rite Aid (State Route 481), Bob’s Liquors, Fulton Ale House, Byrne Dairy and Gorman’s.

Oswego Man Charged In Burglaries

OSWEGO, NY – On Thursday (Oct. 28), members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shane A. Kent, 25, of 6 Varick St., Apt. A,, Oswego, for his alleged participation in the following burglaries that took place in Oswego County during July, 2010.

Shane A. Kent,

Shane A. Kent,

7/21/10 – Accused of unlawfully entering the KTM-Mini-Mart located in the Town of Oswego
Charges:
Burglary, Third Degree, a class D felony and Grand Larceny, Fourth Degree, a class E felony (stolen: cigarettes, a safe, & cash, all exceeding a value of $1,000) and Criminal Mischief, Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor (damage to a window) and Conspiracy, Fifth Degree, a class A misdemeanor (acting in concert with another).

7/26/10 – Accused of unlawfully entering the Sun-Up Food Store located in the Town of New Haven
Charges:
Burglary, Third Degree, a class D felony and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor (stolen: cigarettes and cash, all with a value under $1,000) and Criminal Mischief, Second Degree, a class D felony (damage to basement doors, an alarm system, and the register system) and Conspiracy, Fifth Degree, a class A misdemeanor (acting in concert with another).

7/28/10 —    Accused of Unlawfully entering the Pit Stop convenience store located in the Town of Scriba
Charges:
Burglary, Third Degree, a class D felony and Grand Larceny, Fourth Degree (stolen: cigarettes and cash, all with a value in excess of $1,000) and Criminal Mischief, Third Degree, a class E felony (damage to a register system) and Conspiracy, Fifth Degree, a class A misdemeanor (acting in concert with another).

Mr. Kent was arraigned before Town of Scriba on all charges and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or bond.

He is scheduled to reappear before Town of Scriba Court on 12/09/10.

The investigation into the burglaries remains active at this time.

Two Oswego Women Arrested Following Burglary Probe

OSWEGO, NY – On Oct. 1, Oswego City Police executed a search warrant at 145 W. VanBuren St.

Amber L. Wheeler

Amber L. Wheeler

The search warrant execution was part of an ongoing investigation into a number of daytime burglaries that have been occurring in the city of Oswego.

As a result of the investigation, Oswego Police arrested 19-year-old Amber L. Wheeler and 20-year-old Stephanie N. Burnett, both of 145 W. VanBuren St.

Wheeler and Burnett were charged with second-degree burglary (Class C felony) and fourth-degree grand larceny (Class E felony) for their alleged involvement in a Sept. 27 residential burglary.

Stephanie N. Burnett

Stephanie N. Burnett

Wheeler and Burnett were arraigned in Oswego City Court on Oct. 2 and were each remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail / $10,000 bond with a court date, returnable to Oswego City Court on Oct. 5.

According to Oswego City Police Chief Michael J. Dehm Jr. “We believe that these two suspects are responsible for a number of other daytime burglaries in the city of Oswego. We are continuing our investigation and are asking for help from the public. These two females have been reportedly observed knocking on doors in area neighborhoods, specifically, in the area of West Eighth Street near Tallman or Erie streets. If anyone has any information, or has actually observed these females knocking on doors in their neighborhood please contact Oswego Police Investigators at (315) 342-8130.  I would also like to credit the officers and investigators who put in numerous man-hours into this investigation with a job well done.”

Oswego Man Facing Assault, Burglary Charges

OSWEGO, NY – On Sunday, at about 8:49 a.m., an adult female victim reported to Oswego Police that at about 3 that morning she had been assaulted by an adult male subject, with whom the victim had a prior relationship, and during the assault was unlawfully restrained.

Officers investigating the incident determined that the male subject, 21-year-old Michael J. Burger of 80 Sixth Ave. allegedly unlawfully entered an Oswego residence of a third party and, while remaining inside, did unlawfully restrain the female.

Michael J. Burger

Michael J. Burger

The altercation later continued at Burger’s residence where it is alleged that the male further unlawfully restrained the female and struck the victim multiple times with an unknown object causing bruises, swelling and substantial pain.

Burger was arrested by Oswego Police on Sept. 5 at about 7:32 p.m.

On Monday, Burger was arraigned in Oswego City Court on the following charges:

  • Unlawful Imprisonment 1st (Class E-Felony)
  • Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd (class A-Misdemeanor)
  • Assault 2nd (Class D-Felony)
  • Burglary 2nd (Class C-Felony)
  • Harassment 2nd (Violation)

Upon arraignment, Burger was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail / $20,000 bond.

He is to return to court on Sept. 9.

Eastside Oswego Man Facing Felony Burglary Charge

OSWEGO, NY – On Aug. 15, at about 4:46 a.m., Oswego Police responded to a burglary in progress call at an East Seventh Street address in which the suspect was being chased from the scene by civilians.

Upon arrival, police located the suspect who had fallen and injured his leg.

The suspect was transported to Oswego Hospital and subsequently to Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse.

Joxuan Rivera-Retamar

Joxuan Rivera-Retamar

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the defendant had allegedly entered an East Seventh Street residence and while inside stole several items including a laptop computer and a credit card.

On Aug. 16, at about 3:45 p.m., Oswego Police arrested 19-year-old Joxuan Rivera-Retamar of 155 E. Third St., Oswego, in connection with the Aug. 15, burglary complaint.

The defendant was arrested upon his release at Upstate Medical.

He was arraigned later that evening on charges of second-degree burglary (Class C felony) and two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny (E felonies).

Upon arraignment in Oswego City Court, defendant was remanded to Oswego County Correctional Facility with no bail and was given a court date returnable to Oswego City Court on Sept. 2.

According to Oswego City Police Chief Michael J. Dehm, Jr., “We would like to commend the citizens for their effort in capturing the suspect. However, we don’t recommend that citizens attempt to capture fleeing suspects on their own. A safer course action would be to call 911 immediately with the information and to be a good witness for law enforcement.”

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