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Department Arrest Information
ELMO A JAMES JR, DOB 5/6/66, of Main Street in Oneida, was arrested on 1/12/17 for Aggravated
Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree and other traffic violations.

ANDREWS OKYERE, DOB 10/1/80, of Seneca Street in Oneida, was arrested on 1/10/17 for Operating a
Motor Vehicle With a Suspended Registration.

THOMAS J SLAWONIEWSKI, DOB 5/21/82, of Coulter Cove Road in Canastota, was arrested on 1/13/17 for
Welfare Fraud 4th Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, and
Perjury 3rd Degree.

JOHN J WHALEY, DOB 10/27/75, of State Street in Canastota, was arrested on 1/11/17 for Criminal Contempt
2nd Degree.

CRUZ J JOHNSON, DOB 10/31/89, of Fulton Street in Auburn, was arrested on 1/14/17 for Driving While
Intoxicated and other traffic violations.

MICHAEL P WIDRIG JR, DOB 9/4/81, of Taberg-Florence Road in Taberg, was arrested on 1/13/17 for
Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance With
Intent to Sell, and Criminal Possession of Narcotic Drug With Intent to Sell.

SHAWN C HAYES, DOB 5/31/83, of Cook Road in Blossvale, was arrested on 1/13/17 for Criminal Possession
of Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell, and
Criminal Possession of Narcotic Drug With Intent to Sell, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree.

WAYNE T HUNTER, DOB 3/31/80, of State Route 20 in Madison, was arrested on 1/10/17 for Unlawful
Possession of Marijuana.

FRANK P SQUADRITO, DOB 11/2/89, of Sunridge Drive in Manlius, was arrested on 1/11/17 for Driving While
Intoxicated.

MARK A KOESTER, DOB 6/26/60, of Conley Road in Chittenango, was arrested on 1/16/17 for Driving While
Intoxicated.

JAMES P WIRICKX, DOB 1/7/74, of East Lake Road in Deruyter, was arrested on 1/13/17 for Aggravated
Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree.

JOHN A SANTIAGO, DOB 9/15/95, of Lynch Road in Eaton, was arrested on 1/15/17 for Aggravated
Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree.

UPDATED: 1/17/2017
Madison County and State Officials Pleased
Host Community Annual Payment Included in
Governor’s Budget
MADISON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 Budget included $2.25 million in shared host community gaming revenue for
gaming devices located in Madison County at the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellow Brick Road Casino. As stated in
the State Budget Briefing Book “The Executive Budget redistributes existing local gaming aid payments to provide
$2.25 million annually to Madison County. When the State, the Oneida Nation, and affected counties signed the
2013 agreement establishing local government gaming host aid, the Oneida Nation casino that opened in
Madison County in 2015 was not envisioned.”

Chairman John M. Becker stated, “After the Senate Bill S.5670A and Assembly Bill A7844 were vetoed by the
Governor he called me and told me this issue would be rectified in the State Budget.” He added “I am very
thankful to the Governor for keeping his promise to me and the residents of Madison County, and I am looking
forward to working with his office and our State representatives to ensure adoption of this proposal.”

“Governor Cuomo is following through on his commitment to recognize Madison County as a host community and
to provide an equitable distribution of revenue to the County now that it hosts casino gaming within its borders.
This is a basic issue of fairness, which the governor’s budget proposal addresses,” Sen. David J. Valesky (D-
Oneida) said. “I look forward to continuing to partner with the Madison County Board of Supervisors and the
Governor’s office on this critically important matter.”

Assemblyman William Magee stated “I am very pleased Governor Cuomo has added this host community annual
payment in his budget. This was the right thing to do for Madison County and ensures that its residents are
treated the same as in every other host community for gaming.”
Madison County Emergency
Management Cautions Residents on
Chimney Fires
MADISON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PRESS RELEASE

The fluctuations in temperature it is a good time to be reminded of some precautions to protect your family and
home from fires started in your wood or coal stoves.  Your equipment and chimney should have been installed
according the building and fire code.  

Fires that originate from wood stoves or chimneys start small and may burn in confined areas of the home.  These
fires can go without detection for hours.   The burning of improperly seasoned wood, smoldering fires, and
cold/warm temperature changes can result in the buildup of creosote on chimney pipes and flues.   Madison
County Emergency Management recommends the following to prevent fires associated with ‘Solid Fuel Heating
Equipment”:

1.        Make sure your home is properly protected with Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms and you
have a family exit plan.   Madison County Fire Departments can provide free 10-year smoke alarms to County
residents.  
2.        Have you chimney and heating equipment inspected and maintained before the start of winter heating
season.
3.        Keep all combustibles including spare wood or pellets properly stored away from the heating device(s).
4.        Burn only properly dried and seasoned fuel.
5.        Clean your chimney and chimney pipes regularly.
6.        Follow all manufacture recommended instructions for the installation, use, and maintenance of all heating
equipment.
7.        Contact your local fire and building code official with any questions on proper/ safe installation.
8.        All chimneys (brick, block, triple –wall steel and stainless steel) require regular maintenance and inspection
regardless of the fuel burned.
9.        If you suspect a fire, evacuate your home and call 911.

Additional information can be secured at: www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/publications/documents/fire-prevention/chimney.
pdf.  

For information about free smoke alarms, email the Madison County Fire Coordinator, Doug Shattuck at
EM@madisoncounty.ny.gov.