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February 4, 2019

Sheriff's Office Investigates Welfare of Children Complaint

On Monday, February 4th, 2019, at around 1:49 PM, members of the Oswego County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to 1 Country Lane in the Town of Hannibal for a check the welfare of children complaint.

Through investigation it was determined that a subject involved with the check the welfare complaint had an arrest warrant issued through the City of Fulton for Robbery in the first degree, Burglary in the first degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree and Grand Larceny in the fourth degree. The subject of the investigation, Gerald T. Hall Jr., 39 years of age, became uncooperative and would not come outside of the residence. Due to Mr. Hall's demeanor, along with the knowledge that young children were inside, it became necessary for the Emergency Services Unit to attempt to negotiate the safe surrender of Mr. Hall. For today's incident, Mr. Hall was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Melissa Vermette, 33 years of age, was also charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is believed that both Mrs. Vermette and Mr. Hall currently reside at 1 Country Lane in the Town of Hannibal.

The Oswego County Sheriff's Office were assisted on-scene by the New York State Police, United States Border Patrol, Oswego City Police Department and Fulton City Police Department.


Sheriff's Reports:

Thursday, 1/24/19:

On 1/22/19 at 6:35 p.m., a 12-year-old boy residing in the Town of Hannibal was charged with Juvenile Delinquency for an act, if committed by an adult, would constitute the charge of Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, a class D felony. The male is accused of allegedly engaging in sexual contact with the victim being asleep when the incident occurred at a Town of Hannibal residence on December 15, 2018. The male and his parent were issued Juvenile Appearance Tickets directing them to contact the Oswego County Probation Dept.

On 1/23/19 at 9:10 a.m., Brian K. Wing, 28, of 2588 US Rt 11, Lot 13, Parish, NY was arrested based on a Bench Warrant issued out of the Town of Mexico Court. Mr. Wing was arraigned in the Town of Parish Court and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond with a return to court on 1/29/19.

On 1/23/19 at 10:03 a.m., Joseph D. Butera, 19, of 46 Bridge Street, Cleveland, NY was arrested for Sexual Abuse, 1st degree, a class D felony stemming from the investigation into an incident that occurred in the Town of Constantia in December 2018 where he allegedly engaged in sexual contact with the victim as they slept. Mr. Butera was arraigned in the Town of Constantia Court and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond with a return to court on 4/1/19.

On 1/23/19 at 2:12 p.m., Richard J. Bentley, 28, of 21 Perry Rd., Pennellville, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon, 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor; AUO, 3rd degree; Illegal Signal and Operating a MV w/o Inspection Certificate following a traffic stop on CR 3 in the Town of Granby where he was reportedly found to be in possession of gold metal knuckles. Mr. Bentley is scheduled to answer the charges on 2/11/19 in the Town of Granby Court.

On 1/23/19 at 2:20 p.m., Robert S. Hinckley, 26, of 203 Center St., Apt. 1, Cleveland, NY was arrested based on a Bench Warrant issued out of Oswego City Court. Mr. Hinkley was turned over to the Oswego Police Dept. for further processing.

On 1/23/19 at 8:44 p.m., Roy T. Durgan Jr., 27, of 1890 Harwood Dr., Apt. 1, Sandy Creek, NY was arrested based on a Bench Warrant issued out of NYSP North Syracuse following a traffic stop on Maple Ave. in the Town of Richland. Mr. Durgan was turned over to the NYSP for further processing.



Friday, 1/18/19:

On 1/17/19 at 11:00 p.m., Jeremy J. Reynolds, 30, of 97 Parkhurst Road, Oswego, NY was arrested for Promoting Prison Contraband, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor following an incident at the Oswego County Correctional Facility. Mr. Reynolds is scheduled to answer the charge on 1/24/19 in the City of Oswego Court on 1/24/19.

On 1/17/19 at 11:00 p.m., Larry W. Walker, Jr., 36, of 29 North Street, Apt. B, Mexico, NY was arrested for Promoting Prison Contraband, 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor following an incident at the Oswego County Correctional Facility. Mr. Walker is scheduled to answer the charge on 1/24/19 in the City of Oswego Court on 1/24/19.


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