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State police arrest man for murder in East Lake Road domestic incident

New York State Police officers have announced the "domestic incident" on East Lake Road that has kept the road closed off all day was a homicide, and they have arrested 31-year-old Stephen Schumejda for the crime.

Fenner town board looks at ADA polling requirements, illegal dumping issues

The Fenner Town Board had a short meeting last week, in which they discussed necessary changes to the town to conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act and a recent increase in illegal dumping.

Manlius Police arrest two people involved in multi-state burglary ring

Manlius Police, working in conjunction with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s burglary unit, arrested two individuals linked to a group that has been responsible for a string of burglaries targeting homeowners in the town of Manlius and Onondaga County since early 2014.

Police arrest man who held large house party in Pompey

On July 29, police arrested a man regarding a July 2 graduation party in the town of Pompey. On July 2, at about 10:50 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to the 7500 block of Ashlind Circle regarding a large party/disturbance.

Double murderer gets 46 years

When Judge Thomas Miller asked Justin Dallas if he had anything to say before he was sentenced to 46 years in state prison for stabbing to death two women in Liverpool, the 27-year-old defendant said nothing. The mothers of Dallas’ two victims, however, had plenty to say at his July 28 sentencing at Onondaga County Courthouse in downtown Syracuse. “You are not a human being, you are an animal,” said Sherry Jones, mother of Dallas’ 24-year-old estranged wife, Brandy Dallas. “You will be locked up in a cage like an animal.”

Manlius Police Department fields body-worn video cameras

The Manlius Police Department has been conducting an active field study of officer-worn video camera systems since June and plans a permanent implementation by the end of the year. The camera systems are be worn by the officers in a manner that will provide a first-person perspective of what the officer’s encounter on a daily basis.

Police alert residents to lock cars

The Village of Baldwinsville Police Department has reported that there have been recent overnight auto break ins on the south side of the village. In both occurrences, the vehicles were unlocked.

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DeWitt Police arrest man for credit card fraud and identity theft

On July 2, Brian D. Sasson, 40, Cromwell, Connecticut was arrested after a lengthy investigation into credit card fraud and identity theft.

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Brian Tait funeral directing license suspended for six months

State health department takes action 18 months after Tait pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges

Tait Funeral Home director Brian Tait has had his license to practice funeral directing suspended for six months by the state health department, the result of his 2012 guilty pleas to two misdemeanors stemming from his arrest for subjecting a number of his female employees to inappropriate physical exams.

Police Blotter: June 2014

Reports from the Manlius, DeWitt and East Syracuse Police Departments.

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DeWitt Police distribute books by local author

The DeWitt Police Department has purchased and will distribute the book, “Sharing my Stones” written by Marianne Angelillo to all high schools in Onondaga County.

Stirpe urges drivers to take his I-Pledge to not text and drive

“On my way.” “Running late.” “Love you.” Reading or typing these simple text messages could easily cause a serious accident. In 2012 alone, more than 25 percent of all crashes in Onondaga County were caused by driver inattention or distraction, including texting while driving. We need to try and put an end to this dangerous practice.

Police chief warns Cazenovia residents to beware of new phone scam

A new phone scam has been reported by multiple village residents recently, and Cazenovia Police Chief Michael Hayes urges residents to be aware of the attempted fraud. The scam involves a call from someone who claims to be an attorney or police official who claims that the receiver’s relative has been arrested in Europe and needs money for bail.

Dallas admits double murder

Justin Dallas, the 27-year-old Syracuse man accused of murdering two women in Liverpool last October, pleaded guilty on June 19 in County Court to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree assault.

DeWitt Police arrest 16-year-old for robbery

The DeWitt Police Department arrested a 16 year old female for robbery in the parking lot at 6598 Thompson Road (Lauro's Pizza) around 2:30 p.m. June 23.