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Former coach charged with endangering child's welfare

At 9:45 a.m. May 26, Baldwinsville Police Officer P. J. Holtman arrested James A. Riverso, 28, of 366 Cragie St. in Dewitt and charged him with 11 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and 11 counts of disseminating indecent material to a minor. The charges stem from a complaint from a 17-year-old woman that Riverso sent numerous unsolicited sexually explicit cell phone messages to her when she was 16 years old, beginning in July of 2008. Riverso had been a coach with the Syracuse Girls Football Club and the victim had been a former player. Riverso was arraigned and released on his own recognizance to re-appear in Village Court on issued an appearance ticket and released to appear in village court on June 10.

Domestic dispute leads to multiple charges

At 7:55 p.m. May 11, Baldwinsville Police Officer P. J. Holtman arrested Michael P. DeCrescente, 24, of 401 Landrush Way in Baldwinsville regarding charges of second degree harassment, endangering the welfare of a child, fourth degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. It is alleged that DeCrescente was involved in an argument with his wife and forcibly removed their six-month-old child from her arms. It was also alleged that the argument continued and that while holding the baby, DeCrescente grabbed his wife by the jacket and twisted her around. In doing so, he dropped the child on the ground. It is also alleged that while the victim was calling 911 (providing the call taker with information) that DeCrescente unplugged the phone causing the call to be disconnected. When police went to arrest DeCrescente, he resisted their efforts, but was taken into custody. DeCrescente was processed at the police department and arraigned before Judge McMahon. Bail was set at $1,500 cash or bond and he was transported to the justice center. DeCrescente was scheduled to appear in the village of Baldwinsville Court May 13.

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