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Oswego Police Announce 2 Drug Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – On Sept. 23 at approximately 10:10 p.m., pursuant to ongoing investigations into illegal drug activity, members of the Oswego City Police Department Anti-Crime Team, assisted by members of the Criminal Investigation Division, stopped a Ford Ranger pickup truck in front of 223 E. Tenth St.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 53-year-old Rodney T. Lortie, of 220 E. Sixth St. (upper apartment), Oswego.

Further investigation and interview of Lortie found him to allegedly be in possession of Hydrocodone pills and a quantity of marijuana.

Lortie was arrested and charged with one count each of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (B felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell (B Felony) and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (violation).

He was arraigned in Oswego City Court and released on his own recognizance.

He is scheduled to reappear on Oct. 18.

On Sept. 29 at approximately 6 a.m., pursuant to ongoing investigations into illegal drug activity, members of the Oswego City Police Department Anti-Crime Team executed a search warrant at 1965 County Route 1, town of Scriba.

Also assisting were members of the Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Special Response Team as well as members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department and United States Border Patrol.

Nathaniel E. Swett

Nathaniel E. Swett

Upon a search of the residence, police located and seized nearly three pounds of marijuana, including several marijuana plants, as well as numerous items of paraphernalia commonly used in the production and consumption of marijuana and other illegal substances.

Nathaniel E. Swett, 36, of 1965 County Route 1, Oswego, was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree (D felony), and Unlawfully Growing Cannabis (A misdemeanor).

Swett was arraigned in Scriba Town Court, where he was released on his own recognizance with a scheduled return date of Oct. 6.

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

NOTE: Booking photograph of Lortie unavailable at time of press release.

OPD Announces Three More Drug Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – On Monday, members of the Oswego City Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team (ACT), acting on information developed as a result of on-going drug investigations, arrested two men for sale of a controlled substance and one man for possession of controlled substances with intent to sell.

Wayne R. Dana

Wayne R. Dana

At approximately 2:45 p.m., 33-year old Wayne R. Dana of 3759 County Route 57, Oswego, was arrested on Ellen Street near West Third Street after being found to have allegedly been operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Subsequent to arrest, the suspect was also found to allegedly be in possession of approximately 69 pills of Hydrocodone, a controlled substance.

At approximately 5:52 p.m., 56-year old James E. Pitcher of 814 Kirby Road, Baldwinsville, and 38-year old Jerry B. Pulsifer Jr. of 30 E. Utica St., Oswego, were arrested on East Second Street near Cochran Street after having been found by police to have been in possession of an additional 123 pills of Hydrocodone, police said.

Today (Aug. 16), Dana was arraigned in Oswego City Court on the following charges:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (B Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – with Intent to Sell (B Felony)

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd (Unclassified Misdemeanor)

Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor)

Driving with an Obstructed View (Traffic Infraction)

He was subsequently remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 bail / $5,000 bond with a return court date of Aug. 25.

James E. Pitcher

James E. Pitcher

Pitcher was arraigned in Oswego City Court on the following charges:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 2nd (A-II Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – with Intent to Sell (B Felony)

Conspiracy 2nd (B Felony)

Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign (Traffic Infraction)

He was subsequently remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility with no bail and was given a return court date of Aug. 30.

Jerry B. Pulsifer Jr

Jerry B. Pulsifer Jr

Pulsifer Jr. was arraigned in Oswego City Court on the following charges:

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 2nd (A-II Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – with Intent to Sell (B Felony)

Conspiracy 2nd (B Felony)

He was subsequently remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility with no bail and was given a return court date of Aug. 30.

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

Arrests Announced In Home Invasion Incident

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on the home invasion that occurred on County Route 23 in the Town of Constantia on August 9.

Sheriff’s Investigators now say that they have arrested two people and charged them for their involvement in the incident.

Jonathan Onn, 22 years old, of 7040 Bruce Road, Canastota, has been charged with Robbery 1st degree, Burglary 1st degree, and Criminal Trespass 1st degree.ia, arrests, home invasion, sheriff

David Martinez, 25 years old, of 7585 Fulton Ave., Rochester, was also charged with Robbery 1st degree, Burglary 1st Degree, and Criminal Trespass 1st Degree.

Both men were arraigned in the Scriba Town Court.

Onn was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Martinez was remanded in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Both men were located in Canastota where they were taken into custody.

Investigators say that information provided to them by the public was crucial in identifying and locating the suspects.

Deputies are still investigating the relationship between Onn and Martinez and the occupants of the Waterwheel Apartments.

Investigators have recovered property that they believe is related to the incident.

The investigation is continuing and further charges are possible.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office at (315) 349-3411.

OPD Announces Drug Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – As a result of continued investigations into the alleged possession and sales of illegal drugs in the city of Oswego area, the Oswego City Police Department is announcing the following arrests:

Michael R. Maclean

Michael R. Maclean

On Aug. 3, at about 8:10 p.m. members of the Oswego City Police Department’s Anti Crime

Team (ACT) initiated a traffic stop in the area of Liberty Street and West Mohawk Street in the city of a vehicle being operated by Michael R. Maclean (DOB: 05/12/83) of 207 Phillips St., Fulton.

Upon making contact with Maclean, investigating officers smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Maclean was subsequently asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 118 grams of marihuana, having a street value of approximately $1,118, according to police.

Maclean was charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

Operating a Motor Vehicle Impaired by Drug- 1st Offense (Unclassified Misdemeanor)

Operating a Motor Vehicle with Obstructed Vision (Traffic Infraction)

Maclean was arraigned in Oswego City Court on the above charges and was released on his own recognizance.

In furtherance of the above listed incident, members of the Oswego Police Department’s ACT, with assistance from the Fulton City Police Department, executed a search warrant at Maclean’s Fulton home, at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Aug. 3.

As a result of the search warrant execution a total of 11.8 ounces (334.5 grams) of marijuana was seized.

The street value of the seized marijuana is estimated at approximately $3,350.

Maclean was additionally charged with:

Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 3rd Degree (Class E Felony).

Derrick D. Stanley

Derrick D. Stanley

Maclean was arraigned in Fulton City Court on that charge and was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bail bond.

On Aug. 5, at approximately 8:30 a.m. members of the Oswego City Police Department’s ACT, with the assistance of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, performed a consent search at 58 Erie St., lower front apartment, in the city of Oswego, as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal drugs coming to the Oswego area from New York City.

As a result of that search 27.8 grams of crack cocaine and 8.8 grams of powder cocaine was seized, police said.

The approximate street value of the cocaine and crack cocaine seized is $3,308.

Derrick D. Stanley, (DOB: 01/12/84) of 297 Pulaski St., Brooklyn, NY, was arrested and charged with one count each of:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd, Degree (Class B Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree with Intent to Sell (Class B Felony)

Brenda L. Howard,

Brenda L. Howard

Stanley, who is currently on NYS Parole, was arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility on no bail.

Also on Aug. 5, at approximately 6:48 p.m. in the parking lot of 246 State Route 104, Oswego, members of the Oswego City Police Department’s ACT, arrested Brenda L. Howard, (DOB: 02/29/72) of 11 Gregory St., Oswego.

The arrest was a result of an investigation into illegal drugs sales within the city of Oswego.

Howard was arrested for attempting to purchase cocaine as well as crack cocaine.

She was charged with one count each of:

Conspiracy in the 4th Degree (Class E Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree (Class B Misdemeanor)

Howard was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Oswego City Court on Sept. 15 at

9:30 a.m.

On Aug. 5, at approximately 8:17 p.m. in the parking lot of the Fastrac Convenience Store located at 214 W. Bridge St., Oswego, members of the Oswego City Police Department’s ACT arrested Nicholas E. Allen, (DOB: 08/28/86), no current address, and Molly A. Fleming, (DOB: 09/04/88) of 530 East Ave., Oswego.

The arrest was a result of an investigation into illegal drugs sales within the city of Oswego.

Nicholas E. Allen,

Nicholas E. Allen

Allen and Fleming were arrested for attempting to purchase 4.5 grams of cocaine.

Upon being arrested Allen was found to be in possession of an additional 5 grams of cocaine and Fleming was found to be in possession of a prescription narcotic not prescribed to her.

Allen was charged with one count each of:

Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance- 3rd Degree, with Intent to Sell (Class C Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (Class C Felony)

Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (Class D Felony)

Conspiracy 4th Degree (Class E Felony)

Fleming was charged with one count each of:

Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance – 3rd Degree, with Intent to Sell (Class C Felony)

Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree (Class D Felony)

Conspiracy 4th Degree (Class E Felony)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)

Molly A. Fleming

Molly A. Fleming

Allen and Fleming were each arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secure bail bond.

Allen and Fleming are to return to Oswego City Court on Aug. 17 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

OPD Announces Burglary Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Police Department recently made multiple arrests as the result of investigations into area burglaries.

Estevan L. Gonzalez

Estevan L. Gonzalez

On July 17, 17-year-old Estevan L. Gonzalez, of 23 E. VanBuren St., Oswego, was arrested and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C Felony, and Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor.

The charges stem from a burglary which occurred at 63 E. Sixth St., Oswego, on July 16.

Oswego Police responded to the residence after the complainant contacted 911 to report the incident.

Gonzalez is alleged to have been in the residence for a short period of time, and upon being seen by the complainant he immediately fled, at which time the complainant discovered numerous items to be missing including a cell phone and jewelry.

Gonzalez was located the following day in a neighboring apartment, where upon a search of that apartment the stolen property was also recovered.

Robert E. Kennedy

Robert E. Kennedy

On July 20, 32-year-old Robert E. Kennedy, of 92 Eisenhower Ave., Oswego, was arrested and charged with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class C Felony, and Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor, in connection with a burglary which was reported at McCarthy’s Bar, located at 91 Tallman St., Oswego, on June 14.

Also charged in the McCarthy’s burglary was 32-year-old Jason T. Evans, of 16 Mitchell St., Oswego.

Kennedy and Evans are alleged to have forcibly entered McCarthy’s Bar and stole approximately $1,000 in cash.

Also on July 20, Kennedy was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C Felony, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, in connection with a burglary which was reported at 539 W. Fifth St., Oswego, on June 26.

Jason T. Evans

Jason T. Evans

Kennedy is alleged to have illegally entered that residence and stolen approximately $25,000 worth of property, including several pieces of home entertainment equipment, jewelry, personal documents, and an undisclosed amount of currency and collectibles.

As a result of the investigation, some of the stolen property has been recovered and additional arrests are pending.

All three suspects were arraigned in Oswego City Court.

Gonzalez was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bail bond, with a return court date of Aug. 9.

Kennedy was also remanded, in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bail bond.

Kennedy’s charges were waived to Grand Jury and as such does not yet have a return date.

Evans was also remanded, in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond with a return court date of July 26.

Members of the Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division have been working closely with New York State Police and Oswego County Sheriff’s investigators throughout the investigations which has resulted in the closure of additional incidents in the County of Oswego, for which further charges are pending as well.

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

Traffic Stop Results In A Pair Of Drug Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oswego City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, with assistance from members of the Patrol Division, stopped a 2000 Chevrolet motor vehicle in the area of East Fourth and Utica streets.

The driver of the vehicle was found to allegedly be in possession of approximately 1.2 grams of cocaine.

Further investigation developed information which led to the search of two residences, located at 195 W. Eighth St. and 40 E. Fourth St., both in the city of Oswego.

Joseph J. Barlow,

Joseph J. Barlow

Evidence seized as a result of those searches included a small quantity of marijuana, $1,000 in cash, nitrous oxide tanks and numerous other drug paraphernalia, in addition to the cocaine seized from the driver in the original traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, the following individuals have been arrested:

Joseph J. Barlow, 25, of 40 E. Fourth St. He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A Misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor.

He was subsequently arraigned and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bail bond, with a return court date of May 24.

Wayne A. Rich

Wayne A. Rich

Wayne A. Rich, 22, of 195 W. Eighth St. Rich is charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Third Degree, a class E Felony, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation.

Rich was subsequently released on an appearance ticket returnable in Oswego City Court on June 9.

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 – At approximately 1:45 p.m. on March 11, an off-duty Oswego City Police officer observed two men sitting in an illegally parked motor vehicle, in the parking lot of the HSBC Bank located at 100 E. First St.

Sean E. O’Reilly

Sean E. O’Reilly

The officer observed what he believed to be illegal drug usage taking place inside the vehicle, and at that time he continued to observe the situation while he contacted the Police Department and requested uniformed officers to respond.

Upon the arrival of uniformed officers into the area, a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle, which had begun to drive away from the area.

The driver was identified as Sean E. O’Reilly, 22, of 218 Stoney Point Trail, Webster, NY.

Also in the vehicle was a passenger identified as Ian P. Jacobi, also 22, of 125 Ellingwood Drive, Rochester, NY.

Ian P. Jacobi

Ian P. Jacobi

Further investigation found O’Reilly to allegedly be in possession of a quantity of marijuana, as well as a quantity of substance inside the vehicle which tested positive for the presence of LSD, commonly known as ‘acid.’

Both O’Reilly and Jacobi were taken into custody and transported to the Oswego City Police Department.

They were charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance: Hallucinogen, a class C felony and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance: LSD, also a class C felony.

O’Reilly was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

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

They were to return to court March 15.

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 342-8131 or email crimewatch@oswegony.org

OPD Sting Operation Nets 3 Felony Drug Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – On Dec. 3, at about 2:08 p.m., as a result of a “sting operation” conducted by the Oswego City Police Department, three suspects were arrested on felony drug charges.

Adam M. Durham

Adam M. Durham

They are:

30-year-old Adam M. Durham of 321 Shirley Drive Syracuse, NY – charged with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree / Intent to Sell (Class B-Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree (Class D-Felony).

30-year-old Louis A. Mike of 127 Genesee Park Drive Syracuse, NY – charge with: Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree (Class B-Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree / Intent to Sell (Class B-Felony).

Louis A. Mike

Louis A. Mike

21-year-old Keira M. Gaston of 151 Bishop Ave., Syracuse, NY – charged with: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree / Intent to Sell (Class B-Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree (Class C-Felony).

Gaston also had an outstanding warrant based on a June 2010 Oswego Police Department arrest for drug possession.

On Dec. 4, all three suspects were arraigned in Oswego City Court on the above charges.

Durham was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Keira M. Gaston

Keira M. Gaston

Gaston was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Mike was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility with no bail.

According to Oswego City Police Chief Michael J. Dehm Jr., “These arrests are a direct result of our investigative efforts targeting dug sales in our community. I would like to compliment the investigating officers for a job well done and I fully anticipate additional arrests based on our ongoing drug related investigations.”

Oswego Police Announce Burglary Arrests

David A. Abare

David A. Abare

OSWEGO, NY – On Aug. 20, at about 3:10 a.m., Oswego Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a West Cayuga Street residence.

During the police response, additional information provided by the resident indicated that the suspects had left the residence and were leaving the scene in a vehicle.

John J. Frank

John J. Frank

The resident was able to provide police with a vehicle description, and moments later, police had the vehicle stopped a few blocks away from the burglary scene.

Inside the vehicle, police identified four male suspects and located a laptop computer, which had reportedly been stolen from the West Cayuga Street residence.

Police subsequently arrested:

  • 21-year-old John J. Frank of 7452 State Route 104 Oswego. He was charged with: Burglary 2nd Degree (C-Felony), Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (D-Felony), and Conspiracy 4th Degree (E-Felony)
  • 22-year-old Brandon J. Miller of 76 Harvest Drive Oswego. He was charged with: Burglary 2nd Degree (C-Felony), Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (D-Felony), and Conspiracy 4th Degree (E-Felony)
  • Brandon J. Miller

    Brandon J. Miller

    18-year-old Daniel T. Tyo of 315 E. Second St., Oswego. He was charged with: Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (D-Felony)

  • 19-year-old David A. Abare of 8 Greenvale Lane Oswego. He was charged with: Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (D-Felony)

The four suspects were later arraigned on the above charges in Scriba Town Court.

Upon arraignment, the suspects were remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility as follows:

Daniel T. Tyo

Daniel T. Tyo

Frank – in lieu of $5,000 bail / $10,000 bond

Miller – in lieu of $5,000 bail / $10,000 bond

Tyo – in lieu of $1,000 bail / $1,000 bond

Abare – in lieu of $1,000 bail / $1,000 bond

Each of the defendants was given a court date returnable to Oswego City Court on Aug. 24.

Three Charged With Violating Hawking & Peddling Ordinance

OSWEGO, NY – On April 1, shortly after 3 p.m., Oswego Police were notified of a suspicious person(s) traveling door to door soliciting the sale of energy.

Several individuals were located, and after an investigation were determined to have been violating the city’s Hawking / Peddling Ordinance.

It shall be unlawful for any person, except as provided in § 180-3 below, within the limits of the City of Oswego to act as a hawker, peddler or solicitor or to conduct a transient business or flea market as herein defined without first having obtained a paid for, and having in force and effect, a license thereof.

The following subjects were released on $100 bail and are due back in Oswego City Court on April 27:

Tori D. Wiles, 26, of 2814 Bronx Park, East Bronx, NY 10467

Joshua M. Whipple, 23, of 4782 Haverton Lane, Liverpool, NY 13090

Robert H. Francis, 22, of 65 W 96th St., New York, NY 10025

In the city of Oswego, a person found guilty of such offense (Hawking / Peddling Without a License) may be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both fine and imprisonment.

According to Police Chief Michael J. Dehm Jr., “Each of the defendants in this case were reportedly working for a company called Direct Energy, but were found to have been going door to door on the city’s eastside soliciting sales without a permit. I advise all citizens to be wary of those coming door to door without a permit, offering to do work or with deals that sound too good to be true. People should always ask for references so they are not being taken advantage of. If you are at all unsure of a persons credentials, or if you are experiencing undue pressure or tactics to make purchases, or if something just doesn’t seem right, notify the police immediately and we will take the extra step to investigate their legitimacy. ”

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