Investigation Into “MVA” Results In Assault, Robbery Arrests
Oswego Police have arrested four suspects as the result of an extensive investigation into what was originally reported as a personal injury motor vehicle accident.
Investigators have learned that the incident was a planned robbery, during which a motor vehicle collision occurred. The 49-year-old victim, Kim B. Ellingwood of 5350 State Route 104, Oswego, remains in serious condition at Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse.
Since the initial police response, significant resources from both the Criminal Investigation and Patrol Divisions have been dedicated to investigating the cause of Ms. Ellingwood’s injuries.
As a result of that investigation, the following have been arrested and charged with one count each of first-degree robbery (B felony), and first-degree assault (B felony):
Gregory M. Pasiak, 21, of 95 W. Ninth St., Oswego.
Wayne M. Parker, 20, of 512 Rochester St., Fulton.
Shane M. Hartmann, 21, of 208 Buffalo St., Fulton.
Also arrested was 20-year-old Shandelle A. Tetro, of 95 W. Ninth St., Oswego.
Tetro was charged with one count each of second-degree hindering prosecution (E
felony) and third-degree falsely reporting an incident (A misdemeanor).
At the time of this press release, all four suspects are being held awaiting arraignment.
It is alleged that the four suspects, acting together and as one, had led Ellingwood to believe she could meet them at a designated location to purchase a quantity of illegal drugs.
However, they never intended to sell her any drugs but instead planned to rob her of the cash, police said.
Upon arriving at the designated location, the three male suspects allegedly robbed Ellingwood of the cash and attempted to flee the scene in their vehicle.
Ellingwood then drove her vehicle into the suspects’ vehicle and pushed it a short distance, police said.
All parties exited their vehicles and Pasiak began beating Ellingwood, causing serious physical injury, according to police.
Pasiak returned to his vehicle and drove back to 95 W. Ninth St., where the female suspect (Tetro), in an attempt to mislead police, allegedly contacted 911 and reported that she had been driving Pasiak’s vehicle and had been rear ended by another unknown vehicle.
At this time all information obtained as a result of the investigation is based on information obtained from the suspects, as well as independent witnesses and other, additional evidence.
Police have not yet been able to speak with Ellingwood due to her condition.
Original Article Below:
OSWEGO, NY – At about 2:03 a.m. today (Oct. 4), Oswego City Police responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident in the area of West Sixth and Oneida streets.
Upon arrival, police discovered a 49-year-old female lying in the roadway, suffering from what appeared to be serious physical injuries.
The victim was transported to Oswego Hospital by Oswego City Fire Department ambulance, and was subsequently transferred to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
Currently, the victim is listed serious condition, although at this time the injuries aren’t believed to be life threatening.
The Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate, and further information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 315-342-8130.