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Boating Safety Classes to be Held

May 17, 2017

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd has announced that two Boating Safety Courses will be held beginning in June, 2017.

There is no charge for the training. A parent or guardian must accompany any youths ages 10 through 17 to the classroom on the first day of the course to sign a parental permission form.

New York State Law requires boaters to hold a safety certificate if:

  • You wish to operate a personal watercraft and are at least 14 years of age.
  • You wish to operate a motorboat and you were born on or after May 1, 1997. You must be at least 10 years of age to take the course.
  • Although not mandatory, except of PWC operation, adult boating education is strongly recommended.

These courses will be held at the Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego as follows:

June 10, 2017: 9 am to 1 pm

June 11, 2017: 12 noon to 4 pm

June 17, 2017: 9 am to 1 pm

June 18, 2017: 12 noon to 4 pm

Students must attend both days of their chosen training course to complete the program.

Pre-registration is required and class size will be strictly limited due to available space. Interested students can register by contacting Jessica Lighthall weekdays from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at 349-3259.


Police Reports:

Wednesday, 5/24/17:

On 5/23/17 at 11:24 a.m., Andrew A. Peacock, 20, of 65 Beech Rd., Altmar, NY was arrested at his residence based on a Bench Warrant issued out of NYSP Fulton. He was turned over to the NYSP for further processing.

On 5/23/17 at 12:30 p.m., Allan K. Garrett, 47, of 387 Whipple Rd., Bernhards Bay, NY was arrested based on an arrest warrant issued out of the Town of Parish Court charging him with Assault, 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor stemming from an incident that occurred on 8/21/13 in the Town of Parish when he allegedly punched the victim in the face. Mr. Garrett was arraigned in the Town of Parish Court by Hon. Judge Dayger and is scheduled to reappear on 6/13/17.

On 5/23/17 at 11:56 p.m., Michael L. Coleman, 38, of 409 State St., Albany, NY was charged with Harassment, 2nd degree following an incident in the Town of Minetto where he allegedly threw sticks at the victim along with kick them on the side of the face. Mr. Coleman is scheduled to answer the charge on 6/7/17 in the Town of Minetto Court.


Tuesday, 5/23/17:

On 5/18/17 at 5:12 p.m., Donald J. Martin Jr., 40, of 444 CR 45, Hastings, NY was charged with Harassment, 2nd degree based on a Criminal Summons issued out of the Town of Scriba Court stemming from an incident that occurred on 4/7/17 in the Town of Scriba when he allegedly punched the victim. Mr. Martin is scheduled to answer the charge on 5/25/17 in the Town of Scriba Court.

On 5/22/17 at 9:37 p.m., Shawn M. Clark, 37, of 84 CR 44, Mexico, NY was arrested for Operating a MV Impaired by Drugs, 1st degree; Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Failure to Keep Right following a reckless driver complaint on CR 6 in the Town of Volney near CR 4. Mr. Clark is scheduled to answer the charges on 6/5/17 in the Town of Volney Court

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Monday, 5/22/17:

On 5/15/17 at 7:42 a.m., Randy A. Sterling Jr., 25, of 32 Marsden Rd., Constantia, NY was charged with Registration Suspended following a traffic stop on SR 481 in the Town of Volney. Mr. Sterling is scheduled to answer the charge on 6/19/17 in the Town of Volney Court.

On 5/15/17 at 10:54 a.m., Brandon H. MacDonald, 27, of 605 66 Rd., Hannibal, NY was charged with AUO, 2nd degree and Operating a MV w/o Inspection Certificate following a traffic stop on Rochester Street in the Town of Hannibal. Mr. MacDonald was arraigned in the Town of Hannibal Court by Hon. Judge Hafner and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond with a return to court on 6/6/17.

On 5/19/17 at 1:59 p.m., Joseph A. Woods, 28, of 65 Beech Road, Altmar, NY was arrested based on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Oswego County. Mr. Woods was arraigned in the Town of Palermo Court by Hon. Judge Nipper and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $500/$1,000 bail with a return to Oswego County Family Court on 5/22/17.

On 5/19/17 at 7:32 p.m., Richard A. Erickson, 50, of 5 Rose Lane, Fulton, NY was charged with AUO, 2nd degree(17x with 13 on 6 dates) and Speeding following a traffic stop on SR 104B in the Town of Mexico. Mr. Erickson was arraigned in the Town of New Haven Court by Hon. Judge Little and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Mexico Court on 6/6/17.

On 5/20/17 at 9:56 p.m., Kenneth E. Crouch, 26, of 677 CR 85, Fulton, NY was arrested for Criminal Trespass, 3rd degree, a class B misdemeanor following a domestic dispute in the Town of Granby when he allegedly refused to leave a property after being asked to do so multiple times. Mr. Crouch was arraigned in the Town of Hannibal Court and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $250 cash bail and a return to Town of Granby Court on 6/5/17.

On 5/21/17 at 10:29 p.m., Barbara L. Vanatter, 51, of 229 Phinney Rd., Hannibal, NY was operating a 1995 Ford west on Phinney Rd. in the Town of Granby when the vehicle reportedly exited the roadway and struck a 2015 Ford van registered to ABJ Fire protection Co. out of East Syracuse, NY, parked and unattended. Ms. Vanatter was issued UTT's for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Speeding.


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