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Department Arrest Information
KIRTLAND J WILSON, DOB 6/10/68, of Furnace Ave in Oneida, was arrested on 10/15/16 for Driving While
Intoxicated and other traffic violations.

CASSANDRA L ESSER, DOB 5/13/91, of Skinner Road in Vernon Center, was arrested on 10/15/16 for
Harassment 2nd Degree (Physical Contact), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

SHAWN G DIENI, DOB 8/6/96, of Washington Ave in Canastota, was arrested on 10/11/16 for Felony Violation
of Probation and Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

ARIANNA L ATKINS, DOB 1/21/94, of Moore Road in Kirkville, was arrested on 10/14/16 for Misdemeanor
Violation of Probation (2 counts).

SAMANTHA R KILTS, DOB 6/28/89, of Cottons Road in Canastota, was arrested on 10/12/16 for Unauthorized
Use of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree.

KATHLEEN C RHODES, DOB 11/5/85, of College Street in Hamilton, was arrested on 10/12/16 for Aggravated
Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree and other traffic violations.

DONALD R SHIVES, DOB 12/3/65, of East Truck Trail in Sherburne, was arrested on 10/11/16 for Unlawful
Possession of Marijuana.

KIMBERLEY Y HARVEY, DOB 9/6/80, of Richmond Ave in Syracuse, was arrested on 10/16/16 for Unlawful
Possession of Marijuana.

LUIS F CRUZ, DOB 9/2/85, of Park Ave in Syracuse, was arrested on 10/15/16 for Criminal Possession of a
Weapon 4th Degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree.

UPDATED: 1017/2016
Madison County Historical Society’s Annual
Brunch and Program is Sunday, October 23,
2016 at Rusty Rail in Canastota

The Madison County Historical Society cordially invites all of its members and the public to the society’s Annual
Brunch Meeting and Program on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Rusty Rail’s Restaurant on Route 5 in Canastota
from 1:30 pm- 3:30 pm. The brunch and program are open to MCHS members and the public.

Our afternoon guest speaker, Joe DiGiorgio, President of Canastota Canal Town Museum will present, “Canastota’
s Lift Bridge and the many stories around it,” His program will highlight the fascinating history behind the lift bridge
that was in operation until 1927. Mr. DiGiorgio has served on various committees and organizations, including
Greater Lenox Ambulance Corps and served as the Village of Canastota Historian for several years. As President
of the Canastota Canal Town Museum, he oversees the operations of the museum and its exhibits.

The brunch buffet menu to be served at 1:30 pm includes: scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, french toast,
danishes, fruit, home fries, pasta with broccoli, baked chicken, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Tickets for the
annual brunch meeting and program are $15. Tables of 4 and 8 are available. Reservations are required by
October 19.  

The Madison County Historical Society will be selling raffle tickets throughout the event. Prizes range from the
many handmade craft items donated by the talented crafter artisans at this year’s 52nd Annual Craft Days.
Tickets for the raffle items are $1 each or 6 for $5. The winning tickets will be drawn at the annual meeting; winner
(s) need not to be present to win. All proceeds benefit restoration at the Madison County Historical Society. Other
ongoing raffle tickets will also be sold throughout the event. Reservations for the Madison County Historical
Society’s Annual Brunch Meeting and Program on Sunday, October 23, 2016 are required by October 19. The
brunch starts at 1:30 pm. The program follows the buffet meal at approximately 2:30 pm. Please contact the
Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136, 315-361-9735, or for more
information, directions, or to make a reservation.
Madison County Sheriff Offers Tips
for Safe Autumn Driving

(Wampsville, NY) Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is urging motorists to be aware that with the change of
seasons, challenges in your daily driving will increase:

Stay Alert:

The arrival of the fall season brings colorful foliage, and crisp clear days. But remember, fall driving can be
unpredictable due to weather changes and brings an end to Daylight Savings Time.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 is the day that the clocks are turned back one hour.   That one hour change can have
several effects:

        Turning the clock back affects your body's internal clock.
        You are likely to be fatigued until your body has adjusted to the time change.
        You may be commuting in the dark more frequently, which you haven't done in six months.
        Incidences of drowsy driving crashes are much higher during the first weeks following the time changes.
        Remember, animals don’t live by clocks. You may now be on the roads when they are more active.

School is back in session:

School buses and students will be back on the roads. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. And
NEVER pass a stopped school bus ANYWHERE with it’s RED LIGHTS flashing.

Watch Out For Leaves:
Leaves are falling early this year.  Once leaves become wet, they can present slippery and dangerous driving
conditions, much like icy roads.  Be sure to watch for patches of leaves on the road.  Dry leaves can also present
problems for you and your vehicle.  Avoid parking your vehicle near leaf piles, as the heat from your catalytic
converter could start a fire.  

Avoid Sun Glare:

With the end of Daylight Savings Time comes reduced visibility.  Even on familiar roads, it is important that you
use additional caution and adjust your driving habits to the different morning or late afternoon glare from the sun.  
It can cause reflections off vehicle windows and hoods, and can decrease your visibility considerably.

Check your Tire Pressure:

With frequent weather and temperature changes, vehicle tires expand and contract more, causing them to lose air
pressure.  Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.

Deer Hunting Season:

Deer will be trying to avoid hunters and crossing roadways more frantically.  Use extreme caution if driving at
dawn and dusk, when deer are most active and visibility is poor. This means deer are often most active during
peak commuter traveling times.

The risk of deer/vehicle collisions is greatest during Autumn and early Winter. Two thirds of these crashes occur
in October, November, and December when deer movements peak due to the onset of the breeding season.   
Slow down when approaching deer standing near roadsides. Deer may "bolt" or change direction at the last

If you see a deer cross the road, slow down and use extreme caution. Deer often travel in groups - if you see one,
expect more. Use flashers or a headlight signal to warn other drivers when deer are spotted on or near the road.  
Use caution and be alert when passing through areas marked with deer crossing signs. These signs are placed in
areas that have shown a high incidence of deer/vehicle collisions in the past.

If a collision with a deer is unavoidable – hold on to the steering wheel – do not swerve to avoid hitting the deer.
Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.  You should try to drive your vehicle as far to the right as possible, activate
the four-way hazard flashers and stay in the vehicle, waiting for help to arrive.  Do not attempt to approach or
touch the deer.  The most serious vehicle/deer crashes occur when a driver swerves at highway speeds to avoid
striking a deer, and then strikes another vehicle, a tree or careens off the roadway and overturns.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police investigate an average of 546 car animal
crashes a year in Madison County. That is a car animal crash for every 2.7 miles of roadway!!!

Slow Moving Vehicles:

Our farmers will be busy this time of year with harvesting their crops and preparing their fields for next spring.  
Please be aware that you may encounter slow moving vehicles (such as tractors or other farm equipment and
animal powered vehicles (horse and buggy’s) more frequently.  Share the road!  
When you encounter a slow moving vehicle:

Slow down immediately when you see it
Increase following distance
Be alert and watch for turns into fields
Drive courteously – pass with care ONLY when it is safe to do so
Remember that operators of slow moving vehicles may have poor visibility due to loads and equipment in tow

Finally, Sheriff Riley reminds drivers to ensure your vehicle is functioning properly, all lights are in working order,
tires are inflated to proper pressure, windshield washer fluid is checked regularly and that driving speeds will need
to be lowered in adverse conditions.
Troopers Charge Canastota Man With
DWI Following Crash in the Town of

Oneida based state police charged a Canastota man with DWI following a 2 car accident in the Town of Lenox
Saturday evening.

At approximately 6:35 p.m. on October 15, Trooper Joseph Leworthy was dispatched by Madison County 911 to a
2 car crash on North Main Street Road.  His investigation determined that a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck
operated by
Kyle P. Phillips, age 21, of Mill Street, Canastota had pulled out of a driveway to drive south on
North Main Street Road and failed to yield to an oncoming southbound 2001 Oldsmobile operated by Morgan L.
Casler, age 18, of North Main Street Road, Canastota.  The vehicles collided in the southbound lane of the
roadway.  While interviewing Phillips, Trooper Leworthy observed the odor of alcoholic beverage on the driver's
breath and sobriety tests indicated that Phillips was intoxicated.  He was taken into custody for DWI and
transported to the SP Oneida barracks, where a breath test revealed Phillips' blood alcohol content was .13%.  A
DMV check also showed Phillips' drivers license was in a suspended status.  Phillips was ticketed for DWI, Driving
with a BAC of .08% or greater, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd Degree,  Failure to yield the right of way
while entering the roadway and unlicensed operation.  He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Lenox Court on
October 25, 2016.  Canastota Fire Department and Greater Lenox Ambulance personnel assisted at the scene.