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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

Oswego University Police Arrest Suspected Burglar

OSWEGO TOWN, NY – SUNY Oswego University Police arrested Connor R. Uriarte, 19, of 51 Wagstaff Lane, West Islip, NY, on Sunday (April 17) at 2:12 a.m.

He was charged with second-degree burglary –a class C felony; fourth-degree grand larceny – a class E felony; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance – a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana – a violation.

According to a university spokesperson, officers were called to Oneida Hall at 1:56 a.m. Sunday on a burglary complaint.

A resident student was awoken by an unknown male in his dorm room attempting to steal his TV, the spokesperson said.

The suspect fled when the victim woke; the victim gave a description of the suspect via

telephone which was broadcast to officers en route to the call.

Two officers and a lieutenant were searching the building when the lieutenant located the suspect, who was subsequently positively identified by the victim.

The suspect was arrested and was found to allegedly be in possession of the victim’s wallet and credit cards.

A further search of the suspect revealed that he reportedly had one half Alprazolam pill in his pocket for which he did not have a prescription.

He also had a marijuana grinder, a scale and a small amount of marijuana on him, according to the report.

He was arraigned before Oswego Town Justice Sterio and remanded to Oswego County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

He is to reappear on April 25 in Oswego Town Court.

The suspect (not a student at Oswego) would not tell officers who he was visiting or how he got into the residence hall.

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.

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.

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.”

Four Oswego Men Facing Felony Burglary-Assault Charges

OSWEGO, NY – At about 2:57 a.m. today (July 2), Oswego Police were dispatched to a residence on East Sixth Street in the city.

David M. Kingsley

David M. Kingsley

Anthony S. Paris

Anthony S. Paris

Upon arrival and initial investigation, it was determined that four men had allegedly engaged an adult male victim in a physical altercation outside the victim’s East Sixth Street residence.

The victim reports that he went inside his residence to attempt to escape from the assault, when the assailants forced their way into his residence by breaking the entrance door and continued their assault.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.

Oswego Police identified the four suspects and at about 4:30 a.m. located and arrested all the four at 96 Hamilton St., Apartment 36, Oswego, without incident.

Corby J. Row

Corby J. Rowe

Jeremy G. Rowe

Jeremy G. Rowe

The suspects were charged are as follows:

22-year-old David M. Kingsley of 96 Hamilton St., Apt. 36,Oswego – Charged with: Burglary 2nd (C-Felony), Assault 3rd (A-Misdemeanor)

22-year-old Anthony S. Paris of 96 Hamilton St., Apt. 36,Oswego – Charged with: Burglary 2nd (C-Felony), Assault 3rd (A-Misdemeanor) and Harassment 2nd (Violation)

21-year-old Corby J. Rowe of 141 W. Schuyler St., Apt. 1, Oswego – Charged with: Burglary 2nd (C-Felony), Assault 3rd (A-Misdemeanor), and Criminal Mischief 4th (A-Misdemeanor)

20-year-old Jeremy G. Rowe of 213 W. Seventh St., Oswego – Charged with: Burglary 2nd (C-Felony), Assault 3rd (A-Misdemeanor) and Harassment 2nd (Violation)

All four suspects were later arraigned in Oswego City Court on the above charges and were each remanded to Oswego County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail / $4,000 bond with a court date returnable to Oswego City Court on July 6.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident remains on-going.

Oswego Woman Charged In Restaurant Burglary

OSWEGO, NY – On April 4, at approximately 9:13 p.m., Oswego Police responded to the House of Thai Restaurant, 111 W. Second St., for a reported burglary in progress.

Terry L. Clark

Terry L. Clark

Upon arrival, officers observed the glass door in front of the business to have been broken.

Officers located a 51-year-old female inside the business who was taken into custody by police.

She was identified as Terry L. Clark of 225 W. First St., Apt. 409 Oswego.

Clark apparently broke the window of the business with a rock to gain entry to the business with the intent of stealing property from within, according to the police report.

Officers apprehended her before she had an opportunity to steal anything from the business.

Clark was arraigned in Oswego City Court on charges of second-degree criminal mischief (Class D felony) and third-degree burglary (Class D felony).

She was subsequently released on her own recognizance with a return court date of April 27.

Pair Charged In Burglary At Oswego Laundromat

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 2:36 a.m. today (April 2), Oswego police arrested a man and a woman after investigating a report of a burglary at Colonial Laundromat on East Bridge Street.

Rheanna A. Hibbard

Rheanna A. Hibbard

According to police reports, officers determined that a woman had allegedly entered a portion of the laundromat that was not accessible to the public.

And,  while inside, she allegedly  stole a wallet belonging to an employee.

Shortly after the report came in, officers were able to track down two suspects on East Fourth Street, near East Seneca Street.

There 18-year-old Robert R. Austin of Pulaski was taken into custody for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and 24-year-old Rheanna A. Hibbard, also of Pulaski, was taken into custody for third-degree burglary and petit larceny.

Robert R. Austin

Robert R. Austin

Austin was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Oswego City Court on April 29.

Hibbard was arraigned in Oswego City Court before the Honorable James Metcalf and was subsequently remanded to Oswego County Jail on $250 cash bail or $500 bail bond.

She is scheduled to reappear in Oswego City Court on April 6.

Authorities Probe Burglary At Mexico Church

MEXICO, NY – Investigators are asking for the public’s help in catching whoever burglarized the Mexico Catholic church over the weekend.

Some time between 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, somebody broke into St. Anne Mother of Mary Church, according to Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd.

They did quite a bite of damage and stole some items as well, he said.

“What they stole was some very sentimental objects to the church,” he said, describing them as (gold and silver) chalices and several other religious items.

He estimates the objects are valued at approximately $3,000.

The Sheriff is asking that area pawn shop owners be on the lookout for anyone bringing in any religious items.

Anyone one with any information regarding the break-in is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 349-3302.

“It’s a shame someone did this. Churches should be off limits,” the Sheriff said. “We’d like to help father get back what was taken. I hope (the thief) comes forward. It would be a lot better for them to come to us instead of us coming to get them.”

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