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Beware of new IRS scam

Public Safety Several citizens have reported to police a new wave of IRS telephone scams across the city. The scams typically involve a telephone call and a recording claiming that the person owes the IRS money, and if the debt is not paid, the person will be arrested or face other penalties. Police said the IRS does not call citizens for payment and you should not engage the caller and... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Yorkville man indicted by grand jury in stabbing death

Public Safety The Yorkville man accused of stabbing his brother to death in their home is scheduled for arraignment in County Court on Monday, according to authorities. John W. Ferguson, 37, of 10 Jones Place, was indicted by a grand jury Aug. 13 on one count each of second-degree murder and third-degree possession of a weapon, court officials said. He is scheduled for arraignment before... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Public Safety Logs — Aug. 15, 2018

Public Safety Mutual aid logTuesday2:47 a.m. New Hartford, Arbor Drive, water.8:28 a.m. Taberg, vehicle fire.11:13 a.m. Clinton, Route 12B, Kirkland, structure fire.11:15 a.m. Clark Mills, to same.11:21 a.m. New York Mills, Plymouth Ave., investigate.11:35 a.m. Whitesboro, First St., vehicle fire.11:57 a.m. Waterville, Cemetery Road, Sangerfield, wires down.12:06 p.m. New Hartford, wires... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Pair charged with abandoning dog found tied up at Erie Canal

Public Safety Two men have been charged with abandoning the dog that was found tied up in the Erie Canal. Trevor Drake, 23, of Rome, and Kyle Webb, 23, of Boonville, tied the young pit bull mix to a log in the canal and abandoned the animal, which was located on July 30, according to the Central New York SPCA. Authorities said the dog belonged to Drake, and was abandoned in a remote,... 1:00pm 08/15/18

Police seek fugitive

Public Safety A 32-year-old man is wanted by Rome Police as the new Warrant of the Week, according to an announcement report by local law enforcers. Police said Steven C. Centore, with a last known address on West Linden Street, is wanted on a July 17 City Court warrant on charges of criminal mischief and menacing. Police said Centore is aware that he is wanted by police and fled from... 12:06pm 08/15/18

Police seek public’s assistance to find runaway teen

Public Safety A 17-year-old runaway girl has been missing from Rome since June, according to law enforcement officials. Police said Ariana E. Blevins was last seen in the Rome area on June 24. She is known to frequent Utica and may have ties to Pennsylvania. Blevins has black hair and hazel eyes. She is 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Anyone with information on her... 4:00pm 08/14/18