The
Oneida NY
Observer
NEWS

Oneida County re-arrests man from notorious 2014 Oneida arrest - 5/20/2019
12-year-old hit by car in Verona - 5/20/2019
Oneida Rotary honors Madison-Oneida BOCES CTE students - 5/20/2019

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Court ruling undermines Trump's congressional blockade - 5/21/2019
Oneida lawmakers eye changes to solid waste code - 5/20/2019
9 questions about the scary US-Iran standoff you were too embarrassed to ask - 5/20/2019

SPORTS

Peak Stephen Curry was unleashed in the Western Conference finals - 5/21/2019
Aloha! Oneida AYSO teams furiously raising funds for national tourney in Hawaii - 5/20/2019
Callaway stays; Cespedes breaks ankle on ranch - 5/20/2019

OPINION

Trump’s Position on the Mueller Report is Legally Ridiculous — and Dangerous - 5/20/2019
GOVERNMENT LINKS

City of Oneida
Madison County
Oneida County
City of Sherrill
Village of Canastota
Village of Vernon
Town of Vernon
Oneida Indian Nation
New York State Government
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NEWS LINKS

Oneida Daily Dispatch
Madison County Courier
Syracuse.com
Utica Observer Dispatch
Rome Sentinel
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
WKTV
CNY Central
Spectrum Cable News
Weather.com
COMMUNITY LINKS

Kallet Civic Center
United Way of Greater Oneida
Oneida City Center Committee
PAC 99
Oneida Public Library
Madison County Office for the Aging
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Oneida Improvement Committee
Madison County Historical Society
Sherrill Kenwood Free Library
Oneida Community Mansion House
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
CLICK HERE to see the latest Madison County Sheriff's Department arrest blotter in PDF format.
CLICK HERE to see the latest Oneida Police Department arrest blotter in PDF format.
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As part of the City of Oneida Public Safety Day a "Battle of the Badges"
blood drive will be held by the American Red Cross on Saturday June 1st in
the activities room at City Hall from 11AM to 5PM.  Donors can choose to
donate to support the OPD team or the OFD team in this friendly competition.
Madison County to Participate in Statewide
STOP-DWI  MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Crackdown Enforcement Effort
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

Madison County Sheriff Hood announced today that Madison County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to
crack down on impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown efforts start on May 24th and will end on May 28th, 2019. Memorial Day is one of the busiest
travel holidays of the year and marks the official start of summer.  New York State Police, County Sheriffs and municipal law
enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of
impaired driving-related injuries and deaths.

The STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend Crackdown is one of many statewide enforcement initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and
the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.  The Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign also targets the 4th of July, Labor Day,
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Season, Super Bowl weekend and St. Patrick’s Day.

Highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI Crackdown Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and
impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan!  Download our mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you will always be able to
find a safe ride home www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp  Impaired driving is completely preventable.  All it takes is a little planning.  
The City of Oneida Common Council will meet in Council Chambers
at City Hall, 109 North Main Street in Oneida on Tuesday, May 21,
2019 at 630PM.
CLICK HERE to see the agenda and resolutions in
PDF format. The public is encouraged to attend.
Constantia Couple Charged Following An
Investigation Into Injury to Three Month
Old Infant
Buckle Up New York "Click It or Ticket"
Campaign Begins May 20th
MCSO PRESS RELEASE

(Wampsville, NY) The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists that the two-week New York State Buckle Up NY
“Click It or Ticket” campaign begins Monday, May 20th, 2019. The intent of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign is to voluntarily increase
seat belt and child restraint usage among motorists. The proper use of a seat belt or child restraint reduces the likelihood of injury
should a motorist be involved in a crash. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign and will
be deploying dedicated traffic enforcement patrols that will include roving patrols and checkpoints.

The dedicated traffic enforcement patrols will be targeting motorists who violate the seat belt and/or child restraint laws of NYS. All front
seat occupants of a motor vehicle are required to be properly restrained with a seatbelt or appropriate child restraint. Any rear seat
occupant of a motor vehicle under the age of 16 must be properly restrained with a seatbelt or appropriate child restraint. The Madison
County Sheriff’s Office strongly encourages all backseat occupants to be properly restrained regardless of age. Grant monies obtained
from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee fund the dedicated traffic patrols.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office promises to do our part to keep motorists safe. We encourage the motoring public to do their part
by obeying the speed limit, focusing their attention on driving, and to show some “restraint”.
NYSP PRESS RELEASE

On May 14, 2019, State Police responded to Upstate Pediatric Center in Syracuse for a reported 3-month-old baby who was being
treated for injuries to the face, consisting of bruising/swelling and scratches near the eye.

Following an investigation, Investigators arrested
Nolan Webster, age 25 from Constantia, NY for Assault 3rd degree and
Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both misdemeanors. Webster admitted to throwing a game controller at a 3-month-old baby after
getting upset with the baby crying. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Constantia Town Court on May
20, 2019 at 5pm.

On May 20, 2019, State Police arrested
Samantha L. Boots, age 28 from Constantia, NY for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a
class “A” misdemeanor.

Boots was charged after determining she was the infant’s babysitter and while in her care, she failed to properly exercise reasonable
diligence in the control of the child to prevent them from being injured.
Canastota, NY Woman Arrested for DWI With a
BAC Twice the Legal Limit on the Thruway
NYSP PRESS RELEASE

Brutus, NY – On May 18, 2019 at approximately 8:36 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 in the town of Brutus for a vehicle
and traffic violation.  The driver,
Melissa E. Cady, 26, of Canastota, NY, was found to be intoxicated.  She was taken into custody,
transported and processed at SP Junius Ponds, where her blood alcohol content was determined to be .18%.

Cady was subsequently charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and vehicle and traffic violations.  She was released to a
sober third party with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Brutus Court on June 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.