Ronald Ray Fischer convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide
Ronald Raymond Fischer Jr., the man arrested and charged with the death of Cazenovia resident Maegan Spinder in South Dakota in July 2013, has been found guilty by a South Dakota Circuit Court judge of multiple charges related to the incident, including two felony counts of vehicular homicide.
Onondaga County Sheriff Eugene J. Conway announced that the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a citizen satisfaction survey.
The Town of Manlius Police Department is currently investigating a robbery that occurred overnight at the Willowbrook apartments located on West Pleasant Street in the village of Manlius.
A 14-hour manhunt and eventual armed standoff between county and state police and a 26-year-old DeRuyter man ended at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning when SWAT teams entered a house on Best Road in DeRuyter and found the suspect dead. No cause of death of the suspect, Eric. D. Duncan, has been released by law enforcement, although Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley did say, “Not one shot was fired during this entire tragic incident.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police will join local law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to crack down on impaired driving during the big game between Seattle and New England this weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include increased patrols on the roadways and sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers.
At the Jan. 5 village board of trustees meeting, Trustee Fritz Koennecke, liaison to the village court, said the court handled 50 percent more felonies in 2014 than it did during the three previous years, which is having an impact on the workload of the court, the court clerks and the police. Koennecke’s report to the board led the Cazenovia Republican to inquire to the village court clerk and police chief about the current statistics from their two departments and what the numbers mean.
Former Cicero Assemblyman Michael Bragman sure looks good in retrospect. Bragman’s nemesis, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges Jan. 22.
Both the Manlius and DeWitt police departments received awards for their traffic safety efforts at the annual Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board last week.
Madison County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two people in the town of Smithfield and charged them with multiple drug charges, the result of a department investigation into the sale of heroin and marijuana in the county.
The Town of DeWitt Police Department have made an arrest after a bank robbery incident that took place at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at the M&T Bank, 6477 E. Seneca Tpk., Jamesville.
Are we trying to close the barn door after the horse has bolted? Liverpool Police Officer Jerry Unger thinks so. Heroin abuse, he said, has hit the village with a vengeance.
With a new year comes new commitments and renewed hope. Last week, the assembly welcomed new representatives. The swearing-in ceremony reminds all who attend to renew our commitment to public service.
Believed there may be an additional victim
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a town of Dewitt man tonight after he engaged in inappropriate contact with several children who were less than 17 years of age.
The Onondaga County Sheriff Office is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a two-year-old Cazenovia boy last evening.
The new year brought many changes to town of DeWitt Police Department. First, former chief Gene Conway left his position after 12 years to take on the role of Onondaga County Sheriff.