Rome Arson Case - Liberty Gardens Apartments (2017/05/19)

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 shortly before midnight, Rome Fire and Police Departments responded to a structure fire at apartment #403 Liberty Gardens in Rome. Upon arrival, firefighters found an upstairs bedroom ablaze. No injuries were reported during this fire and the cause has been ruled arson. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers or the Oneida County Arson Task Fore via www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com.



Bank Robbery, Rome, NY (2017/04/13)

STATUS: ARRESTED

Rome police are currently investigating a bank robbery which occurred on Thursday, April 13, 2017. At about 2:30 pm, an unknown white male suspect entered the Adirondack Bank located at 1709 Black River Blvd. in Rome. He was armed with a black colored semi automatic handgun. He proceeded to jump over the teller counter and demanded cash. The employees complied and the suspect fled the bank with an undetermined amount of cash, running westbound towards the rear of the bank. He then entered a grey or charcoal colored Nissan Altima four door sedan and was last seen driving westbound on West Chestnut St. The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 40-50 years of age, wearing blue jeans, a grey or dark blue colored windbreaker type jacket with a white and red colored stripe running down either sleeve. He was also wearing a dark colored ball cap, a full face halloween type mask and carried a plastic shopping bag while committing the robbery. Please view the photos below showing the suspect and the suspect vehicle. Rome police encourage anyone who was in the area of this incident and observed anything you may deem related to this robbery, to contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at (866) 730-8477.

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$2,000 Reward Offered in Rome Assault Case (2016/12/03)

STATUS: ARRESTED

UPDATE:

Rome police announce the arrest of three individuals in recent gang assault case. 



On Monday, Shortly after 1:00 am on November 28th., a male resident of Curtis Street was awoken after his vehicles alarm system activated. The male exited his residence to investigate and found three men were rummaging through his vehicle. The three suspects then attacked the male victim causing him numerous injuries during the assault. A second male then exited the victims residence to try to help the first victim and he too was attacked and physically assaulted. His numerous injuries were deemed serious. A knife was also displayed by a suspect during this incident.



Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers offered up to $2,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in this case and they did receive numerous anonymous tips regarding this incident. That information helped lead to the identity of the three suspects and Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers will be paying out a reward in this case.  



Arrested and charged with Gang Assault in the 1st. degree, a class B felony and Assault in the 3rd. degree, a class A misdemeanor are:  20 year old Devlin K. White, who resides on Cortland Ave. in Rome and 19 year old Austin A. Winters, who resides on Henry St. in Rome.  White is also charged with Menacing in the 2nd. degree, a class A misdemeanor. A 15 year old male is also charged in this incident and police are not releasing his identity due to his age. The 15 year old juvenile has been turned over to the Rome Police Juvenile Aid Division. The Rome Police Detective Division, Patrol Division, Forensic Unit and Juvenile Aid Division conducted the investigation into this incident.

Rome Police are investigating an assault case and are seeking the publics assistance in identifying the suspects. The incident occurred on Curtis Street in Rome. Shortly after 1:00 am on November 28th., a male resident of Curtis Street was awoken after his vehicles alarm system activated. The male exited his residence to investigate and found three men were rummaging through his vehicle. The three suspects then attacked the male victim causing him numerous injuries during the assault. A second male then exited the victims residence to try to help the first victim and he too was attacked and physically assaulted. His numerous injuries are deemed serious. He is currently being treated in an out of town hospital. During the assault, one of the suspects did display a knife. The three suspects then fled the area on foot and were last seen running southbound on Madison Street towards West Court Street. The suspects are described as follows:
One black male, two Hispanic males. All three are believed to be in their late teens or early twenties. Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 cash for information that leads to an arrest in this case. If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspects in this case, please contact the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS) or visit
Mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com. You may also contact the Rome Police Detective Division at (315) 339-7715.


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Rome Police Investigating Armed Robbery (2016/06/28)

The Rome Police Department is investigating the robbery of a local store. Shortly before 4 am on June 28, 2016, police responded to the Sunoco store located at 1400 E. Dominick Street. Upon arrival, it was learned that a lone male had entered the store, armed with a rifle and demanded cash from the store clerk. The clerk complied and the unknown suspect fled the store in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported. If you have any information regarding this incident of of the identity of the unknown male suspect, please contact detectives at (315) 339-7715 or Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS).  A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Rome, NY Homicide Up to $1,500 Reward (2016/06/02)

The Rome Police Department has partnered with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers in an effort to solve a homicide from 2013. If you have information that leads to an arrest in this case, you will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,500. On Thursday, March 28, 2013, officers responded to the rear parking lot area of the Rome YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield Street in Rome, NY for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, an adult male was found deceased, having suffered fatal injuries from gunfire. The victim in this case was 32 year old Jason L. Oates AKA: “Clutch". Oates was originally from the state of Alabama but did travel between that state and Rome, and at the time of his killing, he was living just a short distance from the scene. At the time of this shooting, witnesses reported seeing a male run from the rear YMCA parking lot, south on Stevens Street and then westbound on West Thomas Street. The male was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up. Robbery does not appear to have been the motive in this killing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com to send your tip. Please know that by contacting Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers, your identity is completely anonymous and will not be know to Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers or the police.  Photo of victim Jason L. Oates below.



Burglary-5 Douglas St, Fort Plain NY (2016/03/11)

Reward-Burglary - Fort Plain Police need your help to solve a burglary.
On 03/07/16
A Burglary occurred at 5 Douglas St in Fort Plain sometime between the hours of 15:30 on 03/07/16 and 0800 on 03/09/16 the next morning.

The following tools were taken:...
Stanly Air Compressor dual tank, Unknown name Chop Saw
Dewalt Circular saw typical yellow in color. Propane heater black in color and fairly new and a variety of hand tools
no forced entry was observed.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1500 for information that leads to the arrest. You can place an anonymous tip at www.MohawkValleyCrimeStoppers.com or by calling 1-866-730-8477. You can click on the link below to take you directly to the secured site.



Kirby and Quiqley Dog Murder- $1500 Reward (2016/03/11)

      On 2/14/2016 During a home burglary in the Town of Florida, Montgomery County NY 2 family dogs were shot with a 22 caliber gun. Both dogs died. The burglars took a laptop, TV, wedding rings and other items. The Montgomery County Sheriffs Office is investigating but has no leads. Curtis Lumber is offering $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.Unfortunately we are not an official sponsor of this case reward so we cannot guarantee the reward by Curtis Lumber. You can contact the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office directly for that.

     In the best interest of serving the community we are offering a reward up to $1500 for information through Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest. If you know anything please contact 1(866)-730-8477 (TIPS) to place a confidential tip through us. This is an outlet if you want to remain completely anonymous.


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Terry Family Arson- $40,000 total reward (2013/05/02)

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5/2/2013- Arson- REWARD- $40,000

Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers along with a partnership with the ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) is asking for the public`s help with the Terry Family Arson investigation that occurred at Hulett St, in Schenectady, NY, that left Safyre Terry severely burned and the loss of life of her father and siblings. Crime Stoppers has committe...d $13,000 from private donations for any anonymous tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the fire. The ATF has an additional $27,000 reward available.
We are asking that if you know anything regarding the fire, no matter how small that piece of information is to contact Crime Stoppers and place a confidential tip. The preferred method is the website at www.p3tips.com or clicking on the contact us button above. You can also place a tip by calling 1866-730-8477 (TIPS)

 Please contact me at 518-227-7266 if you are willing to volunteer to hand out or post flyers.


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