Oswego Anti-Crime Team Announces Arrests

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Police Department has arrested two individuals as a result of two separate Anti-Crime Team investigations.

On Jan. 11, at 4:20 p.m., 17-year-old Austen J. Peterson, of 191 W. Fifth St., Oswego, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana (B misdemeanor).

Austen J. Peterson,
Austen J. Peterson,

Peterson’s arrest was the result of an ongoing Anti-Crime Team investigation, based on information received from concerned citizen(s) indicating that Peterson was selling marijuana.

Upon Anti-Crime Team members interviewing Peterson at his residence, Peterson reportedly admitted that he had been selling marijuana for some time.

Police also seized approximately 36 grams of marijuana, and $673 in cash, from Peterson’s residence.

Peterson was processed and released on an appearance ticket with a return court date of Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

On Feb. 2, at approximately 3:42 p.m., 50-year-old Roy G. Lovine Sr., of 36 W. Fourth St., upper apartment, was arrested and charged with one count each of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (D felony), fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property (A misdemeanor) and unlawful possession of marijuana (violation).

Roy G. Lovine Sr
<p>Roy G. Lovine Sr</p>

As a result of information developed during the course of other drug investigations, the Anti-Crime Team interviewed Lovine at his residence.

As a result of that interview, police obtained consent to search the residence.

The search reportedly resulted in the seizure of several items, including a Mossberg .22 caliber rifle, $1,257 in cash, a custom .44 caliber black powder handgun, prescription medications in unmarked pill bottles, a small quantity of marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia consistent with the use and /or sale of marijuana.

Lovine 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.

He is scheduled to return to court on March 6, at 9:30 a.m.

Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding these or other similar incidents 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 [email protected]