Area police blotters: Week of Oct. 9 to 16

Cazenovia and New York State police blotters for the week of Oct. 9 to 16.

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Bye-bye, book drop

Owner to remove book donation box after people left garbage

After weeks of trash accumulating around the Better World Books drop box in the River Mall Plaza on Downer Street, the town of Van Buren says the property owner hauled away the piles of electronics, carpet, clothing and other junk the morning of Oct. 16.

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Onondaga County to stop sending youths to Jamesville penitentiary

Onondaga County will stop sending 16-and 17-year-old offenders to the Jamesville Penitentiary effective immediately, County Executive Joanie Mahoney has announced. The action is the result of recent pressure from faith leaders and a request by a reporter to tour Jamesville Correctional Facility’s juvenile cell block, where advocates say youths are regularly locked in solitary confinement for weeks and sometimes months at a time.

Baldwinsville Word of Life Church: We're not affiliated with New Hartford church

In the wake of the tragedy, Rev. Randy Czyz said his church, Word of Life Assembly of God, located at 12 E. Oneida St., Baldwinsville, has received threats from people who assume it is associated with the Word of Life Church in New Hartford, where a teen was beaten to death last week. “We’ve been getting harassing threats and some pretty foul language. People are very upset, and I understand why they’re upset,” Czyz said. “I’m upset, too, but I’m trying to clear the air.” He said he and the other staffers at the church have received threats of bodily harm. He wanted to make sure people were aware that the Baldwinsville house of worship is in no way associated with the New Hartford church.

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Area police blotters: Weeks of Sept. 21 to Oct. 7

Police Blotters for the weeks of Sept. 21 ro

Area police blotters: Week of Oct. 2 to 9

Cazenovia and New York State police blotters: Week of Oct. 2 to 9

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Liverpool bus struck by driver who was texting, impaired by drugs

A Liverpool Central School District bus carrying students to the high school was rear-ended Friday morning by a driver impaired by prescription drugs and texting, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department. Bus No. 310 was headed to Liverpool High School at approximately 7:14 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, when it stopped at a traffic light in front of Seneca Mall at the intersection of Pine Hollow Road and Route 57. The bus, driven by Cheryl Milazzo, 51, was then rear-ended by Christopher Cappuccilli, 28, of Camillus.

California man drowns in Seneca River

The Baldwinsville Police Department has determined the identity of a man who drowned in the Seneca River near Riverside Cemetery the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 7. Chief Michael Lefancheck said the victim was a 54-year-old man from San Diego, California, who had family in the Baldwinsville area. In accordance with the family’s wishes, the man’s name will not be released.

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Area police blotters: Weeks of Sept. 13 to 30

Weeks of Sept. 10 to 30

Caz College student arrested for threatening females with knife

Cazenovia police have arrested an 18-year-old Cazenovia College student on menacing, weapons and drug charges after he allegedly threatened two female students with a knife, and allegedly held a knife to one girl’s throat.

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Fourth time not a charm — Burglar caught red-handed in Caz Sports Bowl

Police encircle building, find suspect hiding in bowling alley ceiling

Cazenovia Sports Bowl was burglarized for the third time in three weeks this past Wednesday, Oct. 7, and then, only 24 hours later, the alleged burglar returned for a fourth robbery. And this time, Cazenovia police caught him in the act.

Area police blotters: Week of Sept. 18 to 25

Cazenovia police, state police and county sheriff's office police blotters for the week of Sept. 18 to 25.

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Area police blotters: Weeks of Sept. 15 to 23

Weeks of Sept. 15 to 23

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Baldwinsville Police Department announces several recent arrests

Arrests: Driving while intoxicated, petit larceny, criminal mischief and more.

Area police blotters, Week of Sept. 18 to 25

Cazenovia Police Department and Madison County Sheriff's Office blotters, for the week of Sept. 18 to 25