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October 17, 2018

Youth Snowmobile Safety Classes to be Held

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd has announced that a Young Snowmobile Operator Safety Course will be held in December.

New York State Law requires that youths ages 10 through 17 successfully complete an eight hour Young Snowmobile Operator Safety Course and be in possession of a Safety Certificate before they can legally operate a snowmobile. With this certificate, the following applies:

  • Youths ages 10 through 13 may operate a snowmobile off their own property while accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person at least 18 years of age.
  • Youths ages 14 through 17 may operate a snowmobile off their own property without an adult.

A one day course will be held at the Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego on December 16, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no charge for the training. A parent or guardian must accompany students to the classroom on the day of the course to sign a parental permission form.

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 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 315-349-3259.


Sheriff's Reports:

Friday, 11/16/18:

On 11/1/18 at 5:25 a.m., Scott E. Bartle, 48, of 128 North Street, Mexico, NY was operating a 1998 Ford pickup east on CR 4 in the Town of Palermo attempting to make a left-hand turn onto SR 3 when the vehicle collided with a 2017 Ford traveling north and being operated by Stephen M. Raymond, 43, of 4647 SR 3, Fulton, NY. Mr. Bartle was issued a UTT for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.

On 11/14/18 at 5:15 p.m., a 16-year-old male residing in the Town of Hannibal was charged with Juvenile Delinquency, for an act if committed by an adult would constitute the charge of Criminal Mischief, 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor. The male is accused of damaging items in the victim's residence during a domestic dispute. The male and his parent were issued Juvenile Appearance Tickets directing them to contact the Oswego County Probation Dept.

On 11/14/18 at 7:57 p.m., Zackery R. Allen, 18, of 114 CR 30A, Williamstown, NY was operating a 2003 Pontiac east on SR 104 in the Town of Williamstown, 350 feet east of Happy Valley Rd., when he reportedly lost control causing the vehicle to exit the roadway and strike a utility pole. Mr. Allen was issued a UTT for Driving Across Hazard Markings. Mr. Allen reportedly fell asleep.

On 11/15/18 at 9:35 a.m., Melissa J. Webster, 36, of 280 Cherry Street, Apt. 1, Oswego, NY was arrested for Welfare Fraud, 3rd degree and Grand Larceny, 3rd degree, both class D felonies stemming from an investigation conducted by the Oswego County Dept. of Social Services with her allegedly receiving services from 7/1/12-11/30/13 due to not reporting incomes received. Ms. Webster was arraigned in the Town of Parish Court and is scheduled to return to the Town of Mexico Court on 11/20/18.

On 11/15/18 at 7:11 p.m., Jonathan M. Sheary, 19, of 48 Nestle Dr., Oswego, NY was operating a 2004 Dodge pickup south on CR 25 in the Town of Oswego, .37 miles north of CR 20, when he reportedly lost control causing the vehicle to exit the west side of the roadway and strike some bushes then a garage at 817 CR 25, Oswego, NY. Mr. Sheary was issued a UTT for Driving Across Hazard Markings. Unsafe speed and slippery road conditions seem to have been contributing factors.



Thursday, 11/15/18:

On 11/9/18 at 10:51 a.m., Aleksandr Ivanovich Shirshov, 59, of 3116 Austin Bayou Trail, Prosper, TX was operating a 2012 Freightliner west on CR 9 in the Town of Volney, 1/10 mile east of Burdick Mills Dr., when he reportedly attempted to back the vehicle up in a southernly direction causing it to strike a house. Mr. Shirshov was issued a UTT for Unsafe Backing.

On 11/14/18 at David A. Merritt, 33, of 35 Hart Street, Oswego, NY was arrested in the Oswego County Correctional Facility, where he currently resides on unrelated charges, based on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant issued out of Trigg County, Kentucky. Mr. Merritt was arraigned in the City of Oswego Court and remanded back to the Oswego County Correctional Facility held without bail and a return to court date of 11/21/18.

On 11/14/18 at 6:20 p.m., Timothy R. Moss, 29, of 414 Oneida Street, Fulton, NY was arrested for 3 counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (credit card), 4th degree, a class E felony; Forgery, 2nd degree, a class D felony and Grand Larceny, 4th degree, a class E felony following the investigation into four separate incidents that occurred in the Town of Scriba, City of Oswego and C/O Fulton, where he allegedly stole the victim's credit card and made purchases signing the victim's name for authorization. He also allegedly stole a firearm out of the victim's vehicle as it was parked in the driveway. Mr. Moss was arraigned in the Town of Scriba Court and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $5000 cash or $10,000 bond with a return to Town of Scriba Court on 11/29/18. He is scheduled to return to the City of Oswego Court on 11/29/18 and the City of Fulton Court on 11/29/18.



Timothy R. Moss

On 11/14/18 at 9:47 p.m., Terri L. Robinson, 29, of 4 Airport Rd., Apt. 2, Fulton, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor following an incident in the Town of Hannibal. Mr. Robinson is scheduled to answer the charge on 11/27/18 in the Town of Hannibal Court.



Wednesday, 11/14/18:

On 11/13/18 at 7:19 a.m., Allison M. Bratek, 33, of 95 Cowen Rd., Hastings, NY was operating a 2015 Jeep west on CR 4 in the Town of Palermo, 50 feet east of Winks Rd., when she reportedly lost control causing the vehicle to exit the roadway and strike a National Grid pole and Dry Hydrant sign before continuing down an embankment where it came to rest overturned in a small body of water. Ms. Bratek was transported by ambulance to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Unsafe speed and slippery road conditions seem to have been contributing factors.

On 11/13/18 at 1:00 p.m., Wallace Q. Redman Jr., 42, of 34 Rathburn Rd., Fulton, NY was arrested based on a Family Court Warrant issued out of Oswego County. Mr. Redman is scheduled to appear in Oswego County Family court on 11/14/18.

On 11/13/18 at 9:08 p.m., Tyler A. Dessaure, 20, of 111 Pinewood Dr., Liverpool, NY was charged with Speeding and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop on SR 3 in the Town of Granby. Mr. Dessaure is scheduled to answer the charges on 11/26/18 in the Town of Granby Court.

At the same time, Gregory O. Stone, 24, of 178 Medford Rd., Mattydale, NY was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He is scheduled to answer the charge on 11/26/18 in the Town of Granby Court.



Tuesday, 11/13/18:

On 11/1/18 at 10:28 p.m., Ray P. Churcher IV, 45, of 118 Leons Rd., Hoffmeister, NY was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Inadequate Plate Lamp following a traffic stop on Main Street in the Village of Mexico. Mr. Churcher is scheduled to answer the charges on 12/11/18 in the Town of Mexico Court.

On 11/8/18 at 12:22 p.m., Ashlee M. King, 27, of 101 W Seneca Street, Apt. 3, Oswego, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree; Operating MV w/o Inspection Certificate and No License following a traffic stop on W 8th Street in the City of Oswego. Ms. King is scheduled to answer the charges on 12/6/18 in the City of Oswego Court.

On 11/9/18 at 9:09 p.m., Michael E. Shoults, 58, of 1835 CR 8, Fulton, NY was operating a 2004 Chevrolet north on CR 14 in the Town of Granby, mile north of South Granby Rd., when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle in reaction to a deer entering the roadway, resulting in the vehicle exiting the roadway and striking a tree. Mr. Shoults was transported by ambulance to Upstate Medical Facility in Syracuse.

On 11/10/18 at 5:37 p.m., Mark S. Pelrah, 38, of 7461 W Murray Dr., Cicero, NY was charged with AUO, 3rd degree and Inadequate Stop Lamps following a traffic stop on US RT 11 in the Town of Hastings. Mr. Pelrah is scheduled to answer the charges on 12/5/18 in the Town of Hastings Court.

On 11/11/18 at 2:10 a.m., Rebecca A. Rennie, 38, of 3265 Main Street, Apt. 4, Mexico, NY was arrested for DWI and Crossing Road Hazard Marking following a traffic stop on US RT 11 in the Town of Mexico. Ms. Rennie was arraigned in the Town of Mexico Court and is scheduled to return on 11/13/18.

At the same time, Ms. Rennie was arrested for Criminal Tampering, 3rd degree, a class B misdemeanor following an incident at the Oswego County Public Safety Building where she intentionally urinated onto the floor. Ms. Rennie is scheduled to answer the charge on 11/29/18 in the City of Oswego Court.



Rebecca A. Rennie

On 11/11/18 at 1:10 p.m., Tiffany R. Player, 36, of 1237 County Line Rd., Fulton, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th degree and Promoting Prison Contraband, 2nd degree, both class A misdemeanors following an incident in the Oswego County Correctional Facility where she was allegedly in possession of heroine and cocaine. Ms. Player is scheduled to answer the charges on 11/29/18 in the City of Oswego Court.

On 11/12/18 at 9:22 a.m., Bradford P. Webster, 38, of 208 E 8th Street, Oswego, NY was arrested for Grand Larceny, 3rd degree and Welfare Fraud, 3rd degree, both a class D felony stemming from the investigation into an incident in which he allegedly obtained benefits from the Oswego County Department of Social Services between 7/1/12-11/30/13 due to not reporting incomes received. Mr. Webster is scheduled to answer the charges on 11/13/18 in the Town of Mexico Court.

On 11/12/18 at 12:47 p.m., Aaron N. Lamphear, 20, of 253 E 6th Street, Oswego, NY was charged with Speeding and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana following a traffic stop on SR 104 in the Town of Scriba. Mr. Lamphear is scheduled to answer the charges on 11/29/18 in the Town of Scriba Court.

At the same time, Paul S. Kryger, 18, of 143 W. Utica Street, Oswego, NY was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Mr. Kryger is scheduled to answer the charge on 11/29/18 in the Town of Scriba Court.

On 11/12/18 at 8:38 p.m., Carrie L. Samios, 53, of 1264 CR 12, DeRuyter, NY was arrested for DWI; Operating a MV with BAC .08 of 1% and No Headlights following a traffic stop on SR 3 in the Town of Palermo. Ms. Samios was arraigned in the Town of Palermo Court and remanded to the OCJ in lieu of $250 cash or $500 bond with a return to court on 11/19/18.

On 11/12/18 at 9:30 p.m., David L. Kneeland, 49, of 3400 Lysander Rd., Cato, NY was operating a 2018 Cadillac west on CR 12 in the Town of Schroeppel, 1/10 mile east of Peter Scott Rd., when patrol observed the vehicle swerving in the roadway and crossing the center line as well as hazard marking lines before exiting on the north side of the roadway and striking a mailbox. Mr. Kneeland was charged with Driving Across Hazard Markings and Failure to Keep Right.


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