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Reports Arrests
SHANE M CHRISTENSEN, DOB 1/2/84, of Canal Street in Canastota, was arrested on 10/14/14 for Criminal Sale
of Controlled Substance 5th Degree and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd Degree.

BRENDA S ALLEN, DOB 3/4/84, of U.S. Route 20 in Eaton, was arrested on 10/18/14 for Harassment 2nd Degree
(Physical Contact), and Obstructing Governmental Administration.

WAYNE A FOSTER, DOB 7/9/83, of Nelson Place West in Canastota, was arrested on 10/19/14 for Driving While
Intoxicated and other traffic violations.

BRANDY A LAFLESH, DOB 9/4/79, of State Route 46 in Durhamville, was arrested on 10/13/14 for Aggravated
Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree.

PATRICK J MURPHY, DOB 2/24/79, of U.S. Route 20 in Waterville, was arrested on 10/18/14 for Driving While
Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, and speeding.

RANDALL E SHELDON, DOB 7/19/62, of Creek Road in Oneida, was arrested on 10/13/14 for Failure to Appear
in Court.

GARTH E BRINK, DOB 10/31/31, of Airport Road in Hamilton, was arrested on 10/14/14 for Misdemeanor Violation
of Probation.

KEITH D BLACKSHEAR JR, DOB 6/7/95, of Ridge Road in Cazenovia, was arrested on 10/14/14 for Felony
Violation of Probation.

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Oneida Police Charge Two Men
in American Legion Burglary
Investigation
ONEIDA POLICE DEPT PRESS RELEASE

Dean E Mortise 3rd
, age 30, of Korber Road in Holland Patent,  and Eric J Eichstadt, age 54, of Whitesboro
Street in Yorkville were arrested on arrest warrants 10/17/14 on charges of Burglary in the 3rd degree a class
D Felony, Grand Larceny in the 4th degree a class E Felony and Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree. The two
are alleged to have unlawfully forced entry into the American Legion and stolen property valued over $6,000.
The two were arraigned and committed to Madison County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 for Eichstadt and Mortise
had no bail. They will answer the charges at a later date. Oneida County Sheriff’s Department assisted with this
case.
Oneida Police Investigate
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
ONEIDA POLICE DEPT PRESS RELEASE

Oneida City Police and Fire responded to a motor vehicle accident on October 17th, 2014 at about 3:26pm on
Lenox Avenue at Stone Street.  John P Konowich, age 57, of N. Court Street, Canastota was operating a
motorcycle east bound on Lenox Avenue.  Catherine E Lumbrazo 38, Creek Road, Oneida, operating a Toyota
Suburban, was stopped at a stop sign on Stone Street at the intersection with Lenox Avenue waiting to make a left
turn.  A third vehicle, a work van,  was eastbound in the southern most east bound lane on Lenox Avenue making
a right turn onto Stone Street.  Lumbrazo failed to see the oncoming motorcycle and started out onto Lenox
Avenue to make a left turn, failing to yield the right of way to Konowich. The motorcyclist struck the driver side
front of the Lumbrazo vehicle and was ejected from the motorcycle.  Konowich was transported by Vineall
Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica  where he later died from his injuries. Lumbrazo was charged with
Failing to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign While Making a Left Turn.  Lumbrazo was treated at the scene for
cuts from broken glass. Investigation into the accident is continuing.
Sheriff Urges Families to
Trick-or-Treat with Care, Offers
Safety Suggestions
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

(Wampsville) -- Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time may be a bit tricky.
Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is offering the following safety tips to help you plan a safe, fun Halloween for
your family and our community.

Costumes
• Face paint is safer than a mask - and it's more fun!
• Choose costumes in light colors or add reflective tape.
• Check that costumes are flame-retardant and not so long as to pose a tripping hazard

Trick-or-Treaters Should:
• Travel in pairs or groups and stay together.
• Walk on the sidewalk or on the left side of the road facing traffic.
• Stop, look and listen at corners.
• Plan a safe route; stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
• Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
• Carry a cell phone if trick or treating without an adult.
• Be respectful of other people and their property.

Trick-or-Treaters Should NOT:
• Go inside a stranger's house or get into a stranger's car.
• Run across yards or streets.
• Venture down dark, empty streets.
• Approach dark, unlighted houses.
• Go between parked cars or crisscross back and forth across streets.

Parents with Younger Children:
• Should accompany young children.
• Plan to trick-or-treat while it's still light out.
• Walk with your children to each house and wait in the driveway for them.

Treats:
• Children should save all their candy until they get home and have it checked by an adult.
• Feed your children a meal or substantial snack before trick or treating so they are less tempted
to eat the candy.
• Inspect all treats when you get home. Throw away any unwrapped, open, or suspicious
looking goodies.
• If your child becomes suddenly ill, IMMEDIATELY call your doctor or dial 911! Try to determine
what the child has eaten and where it came from. Save all wrappers.

At Home:
· Put away anything trick-or-treaters could trip over.
· Turn the lights on and replace any burned-out bulbs at the walkway and front door.
• Remember, your jack-o-lantern and any other candles or electrical decorations can be a fire
hazard. Keep them out of the reach of small children and away from flammable materials.
• Never leave your house unattended. If you have to leave your house, make sure all the doors
are locked.
• Dogs and cats should remain in your residence during the time kids are out trick-or-treating.

Even if you don't have children:
• If driving on Halloween, watch for trick or treaters in the streets and darting out from between
parked cars.
• If hosting or attending a Halloween celebration that includes alcohol, be responsible! Don't drink
and drive and have a plan.

We also recommend that you map out your route and check it against the New York State Sex
Offender Registry at www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor. It is a good practice to check in with this vital
public safety resource throughout the year.
Review these safety guidelines with your family and set ground rules before heading out. The
Sheriff’s Office will have increased patrols on October 31st, but a little planning on your part is the
best way to ensure a safe, fun Halloween.