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Steuben justice resigns following private investigation

Public Safety TOWN OF STEUBEN — Steuben Town Justice Robert C. Maclaughlin will vacate the bench by the end of the year after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct determined that he had investigated a drunken driving case on his own. Maclaughlin, who is not an attorney, has served as town justice since 1995. His current term was set to end in 2019. Maclaughlin signed a letter of... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Public Safety Logs — Nov. 18, 2017

Public Safety Mutual aid logTo report an emergency: 911Friday3:50 a.m. New Hartford and Edwards Ambulance, Oxford Road, accident.4:15 p.m. New Hartford and Edwards Ambulance, accident/injury. 4:00pm 11/18/17

Syracuse man charged with DUI in two-vehicle Verona crash

Public Safety VERONA — A Syracuse man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a two-vehicle crash on Route 365, in front of Turning Stone Casino, Saturday evening. State Police at Oneida Trooper Terry Horton said Kenet S. Staten Jr., 24, of Brewerton, was southwest in his 2007 Nissan when a northeast 2000 Subaru, driven by Brian K. Wilson, 48, of Syracuse, failed... 4:00pm 11/18/17

Driver receives two DWI charges in one week

Public Safety TOWN OF TRENTON — A 57-year-old woman was charged with drunken driving on Route 12 Friday afternoon, nearly one week to the hour that she was previously charged with drunken driving on Route 12. Sheriff’s deputies said Monika E. Story, of Poland, was pulled over for driving the wrong way in the northbound lane of Route 12 at about 6:50 p.m. Friday. Deputies said Story was... 12:00pm 11/18/17

Three charged in meth lab bust at Park Drive Manor II

Public Safety Two men and one woman have been charged with cooking methamphetamine at Park Drive Manor II. Police said Bruce A. Stempien, 25, Kevin Melendez, 31, and Amber M. Bolster, 30, were taken into custody at their apartment early this morning after a mobile meth lab was located inside their home. The state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to the... 11:30am 11/18/17

Police warn of scams requiring gift card payments

Public Safety Legitimate sales and IRS inquiries will never require payment in iTunes gift cards, warned Detective Commander James P. Boyer. Rome Police are currently investigating a local resident who was recently tricked into spending several hundred dollars on gift cards in order to trade for a brand new iPhone X. Boyer said the resident was searching the internet to buy a new iPhone X... 4:00pm 11/17/17