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September 2014 Archives

New York man charged with aggravated DWI after traffic stop

A 25-year-old New York man was charged with DWI after police pulled him over early in the morning on Sept. 21. Officers said that the Long Island man failed to maintain his lane while driving on westbound Middle Country Road in Selden, prompting the traffic stop at about 3:30 a.m.

New York man faces multiple burglary charges

The search of a residence in connection with a nearly three-month investigation has led to a 57-year-old Wellsville man being taken into custody. The man is accused of burglarizing a laundromat and a disco in the community. The initial alleged offense occurred on July 8 as the man reportedly burglarized the laundromat. The second incident took place on Sept. 7 when the man reportedly broke into the same business a second time. The disco break-in occurred on Sept. 14.

Several accused of drug trafficking after 9-month investigation

On Sept. 18, police in New York detained 34 people and indicted seven others in a series of drug raids. According to police, heroin and cocaine with a street value of nearly $1 million was seized from various residences in Syracuse during what was called "Operation Horseback." The raids were reportedly the result of a nine-month investigation into two alleged drug rings by state police, Syracuse police and the Attorney General's Statewide Organized Crime Task Force.

New York man pleads guilty to drug and weapon charges

A New York auto body shop owner pleaded guilty on Sept. 9 to drug and weapon charges. According to the report, the man was sentenced to two years in prison. The report also stated that director Martin Scorsese's nephew was working at the same shop and was also accused of being involved in illegal drug activity.

8 people indicted for penny stock fraud

A New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan recently indicted eight people for an alleged "pump-and-dump" scheme involving penny stocks. The accused individuals include three stock promoters and five other people that they reportedly worked with. According to the indictment, the scheme resulted in thousands of investors being defrauded from April 2009 to May 2012.

2 arrested on heroin possession charges

Two people in New Jersey were arrested after police discovered a significant amount of heroin in their vehicle on Sept. 2. The traffic stop occurred on the northbound side of Interstate 81 nearby Syracuse. The vehicle had been targeted through an ongoing investigation headed by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Strike Force. The investigation was a collaboration between local and federal law enforcement agencies working to decrease the amount of heroin available in Central New York.

Mother allegedly asleep in hot car with infant son and heroin

A New York mother is facing serious charges after police found her passed out in her vehicle on Sep. 1. When police approached the 28-year-old woman in a Levittown parking lot, she was reportedly found asleep in her 2013 Dodge Dart while her infant son sat in the backseat. At the time of the incident, the woman was allegedly in possession of three glassine bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle.

Alleged drunk driver hits 9 cars in upstate New York

A man from upstate New York has been accused of driving a vehicle that ran into several other vehicles over the course of a few minutes. Authorities believe that the man may also have been under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the accident.

Drug charges dismissed in Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

A 58-year-old jazz musician who was facing drug charges in New York after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has had those charges dropped. The police had claimed that the man supplied the heroin that Hoffman used in his accidental overdose.