Nothing decided at Nov. 20 hearing; former Manlius court clerk to return to court in Jan.

After months of public speculation, Kim Amidon was reported to be appearing in court on Nov. 20 for the first time since she plead not guilty to three felonies and one misdemeanor in Pompey Town Court on March 5.

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Two village police officers awarded letters of citation

Cazenovia Village Police Department Sgt. Karen Zaleski and Officer Chad Chapman both received letters of citation last Monday, Nov. 4, at the regular monthly meeting of the village board of trustees for actions they took during this past year that showed outstanding professional performance as they carried out their duties.

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Court appearances for graffiti suspect, newlywed bar fighters postponed until December

Both the Manlius teen arrested for a village graffiti incident and the Cazenovia couple arrested on their wedding night after allegedly being involved in a bar fight and then resisting arrest have had their village court appearances, initially scheduled for Nov. 6, postponed until December 18.

Tops mangers chase down ‘seafood bandit’ on foot

The Tops store manager and meat department manager last week chased down on foot a man who grabbed more than $200 worth of seafood and ran out of the store.

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F-M substitute bus driver arrested for rape in Manlius

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for rape yesterday morning.

Orders of protection do help victims, law enforcement in domestic violence cases

Brandy Dallas had an order of protection against her estranged husband, but it appears it didn’t do her any good. In July, Justin Dallas was arrested after allegedly holding her against her will. He was charged with unlawful imprisonment, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. A judge issued a temporary order of protection, ordering Dallas to stay away from Brandy Dallas. But he didn’t heed the order. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, Dallas’s estranged husband, Justin Dallas, 26, went to the home where she was staying at 915 Second St. in the village of Liverpool, owned by Samantha Rainwater, 30, on Monday, Oct. 28. Deputies say he then argued with his wife and stabbed both Brandy Dallas and Rainwater multiple times. A third woman in the home, who has not been identified, received superficial wounds, as well as minor injuries when Dallas pushed her down the stairs. Dallas was apprehended by Liverpool Village Police and Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies. He has been charged with murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. He pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. So what good is an order of protection? Is it worth any more than the paper it’s printed on?

Serial burglary suspects caught in the act, arrested in Fenner

A nearly month-long investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and New York state police investigators culminated this week when undercover sheriff’s investigators observed, then brought into custody, two suspects on Monday, Oct. 28, after witnessing an apparent house burglary in Fenner.

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Sheriff’s deputies, L’pool police chief pull suspect from Onondaga Lake after Second Street stabbings

Two women were stabbed to death at 915 Second St. in the village of Liverpool on Monday morning, Oct. 28. Sheriff Kevin Walsh identified the victims as Brandy Dallas, 24, and Samantha Rainwater, 30. The women and a handful of children had lived in the small, red Cape Cod-style home for less than a year. Dallas’s estranged husband, 26-year-old Justin A. Dallas of 119 Radisson Court, Syracuse, was charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

UPDATE: NSJHS placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon

UPDATE: The North Syracuse Junior High School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon while state police searched for a suspect in a nearby armed robbery.

Two L’pool Police team up to nab 24-year-old man for stealing from vehicles

Two Liverpool police officers put their heads together to gather enough evidence to charge a 24-year-old man with stealing from unlocked automobiles in the village.

Police making progress on ‘Exercise Stalker’ case

Cazenovia village police have received a large volume of information and leads regarding the so-called “Exercise Stalker” and are making progress in the case, and, because of all the publicity, there have been no recent sightings of the stalker, said Police Chief Michael Hayes.

Cazenovia Police Blotter

The Cazenovia police blotter for the week of Oct. 4 to 11

Cazenovia village police still seeking leads on ‘Exercise Stalker’

Cazenovia village police have been inundated with calls in recent days about the so-called “Exercise Stalker” prowling village streets, following women and girls as they jog or bike. And while police have plenty of leads in the case, they have yet to determine the seriousness of the threat since no one has reported actually being attacked.

Cazneovia police blotter Sept. 20 to 27

The Cazenovia police blotter and state police blotter for the week of Sept. 20 to 27

Speaking up for those who do not speak

On Labor Day, Patrick J. Oneill from Massena left his 2-year-old black Labrador locked inside a vehicle parked at the State Fair. Temperatures hovered at a hundred degrees. More than four hours passed. Concerned fairgoers and a State Trooper made a valiant effort to save the animal, a female named Ali, but their first aid came too late. Oneill, 66, was charged with animal cruelty and failure to provide sustenance, a misdemeanor under the Agriculture & Markets laws. Turns out he was already accused of mistreating 22 horses he owned in Massena.