Syracuse Police Department

  • Agency: Syracuse Police Department
  • Address: 511 S State St, Syracuse, 13202 NY
  • Chief: Frank L Fowler (Chief of Police)
Phone: 315-442-5200
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Syracuse Police Department is located at 511 S State St, Syracuse, 13202 NY. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank L Fowler. The Syracuse Police Department phone number is 315-442-5200.

Syracuse Police Department News

Syracuse Police are attempting to identify suspects in a larceny investigation On February 11th, 2018, the Syracuse Police Department responded to a larceny investigation at the Sephora store at Destiny USA mall. Store security advised Officers that two black female suspects had entered the store, and began to fill large bags with assorted cosmetic items. When the suspects were leaving, store security attempted to stop them, but the suspects were able to get away. The suspects then left the mall parking lot in a dark colored SUV style vehicle. The suspects were described as two black females, 20 to 30 years old. The first suspect was wearing a dark colored winter coat, with fur around the collar area and a red hat. The second suspect was wearing a dark colored winter coat, and had long straight black hair. The approximate value of the stolen property is $2,000.00, and both suspects are wanted for Grand Larceny in the 4th degree. The store provided photographs of the suspects, and the Syracuse Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying them. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting. On Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at approximately 11:20 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 300 block of Oakwood Avenue in regards to a shooting call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 16 year old female, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to her left leg. The victim stated that she was inside her residence on Oakwood Avenue when she was shot. The victim also stated that she heard gunshots outside of her residence prior to be shot. She was later transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance for treatment. Her injury is not considered life threatening. A short time later, Officers were notified that a 21 year old male arrived at Upstate University Hospital in a private vehicle, seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim stated that he was inside a car in the 300 block of Oakwood Avenue when he was shot. The injury does not appear to be life threatening. Detectives are still investigating this incident, but there is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing. On Saturday February 17th, 2018 at approximately 1:45 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of Bellevue Avenue in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 17 year old male, who was suffering from a stab wound to the side of his abdomen. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance for treatment. His injury does not appear to be life threatening. The victim was possibly involved in a fight in the area of Hoefler Street and Bellevue Avenue, and during this fight, he was stabbed. The victim later walked to a residence in the 1500 block of Bellevue Avenue to request an ambulance. Officers and Detectives are currently investigating this incident, but there is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing incident. On Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at approximately 6:31 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 100 block of Dudley Street in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 36 year old male, who was suffering from a laceration to the side of his face. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. A short time later, Officers were advised that a 35 year old male had arrived at the V.A. Hospital in a private vehicle, seeking treatment for a stab wounds to his abdomen and back . The victim was later transferred to Upstate University Hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition. His injury does not appear to be life threatening. One of the suspects was described as a black male, wearing a tight black hat, a red hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and a light colored coat. At this time, there is no additional suspect information available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect for the Possession of a Loaded Handgun. On Monday, February 12, 2018, at approximately 3:12am, Syracuse Police Officer Christopher Buske observed a white Mercedes, traveling westbound, in the eastbound lanes of Erie Blvd. East. Officer Buske conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of the Mercedes in the 2600 block of Erie Blvd. East. The driver of the vehicle was identified as William Vittorio-Fox, 24, of 202 Center Street, Syracuse. While speaking with Vittorio-Fox, Officer Buske smelled the odor of marihuana emanating from the vehicle. Police had Vittorio-Fox step out of the vehicle. As he exited the vehicle, a plastic bag containing three round of .38 caliber ammunition fell to the ground. Upon further search of Vittorio-Fox’ vehicle, police located an amount of marihuana and a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, loaded with three rounds of ammunition. Vittorio-Fox does not possess a New York State Pistol Permit. Vittorio-Fox was taken into custody without incident. Vittorio-Fox was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree. Vittorio-Fox was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing and a shooting On Monday February 12th, 2018 at approximately 9:03 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 750 E. Adams Street, Upstate University Hospital, in regards to a stabbing complaint. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 31 year old male, who was suffering from stab wounds to his left arm. The victim was not cooperative and provided several different accounts of how and where he was injured. At this time, there is no suspect information available. At 9:03 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 2200 block of Midland Avenue in regards to a shooting call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a 26 year old male who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen area. Officers also met with a 27 year old male who was suffering from lacerations to his left leg and back area, after being hit/cut with a large knife. Both victims were transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening. The victims stated that the suspects took two cellular phones and a small amount of cash during the incident. The suspects were described as two black males, wearing all dark clothing and dark colored masks. The suspects left the scene on foot, eastbound on W. Corning Ave. No additional information is available. At this time, it does not appear that these two incidents are related. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting. On Monday February 12th, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 200 block of May Avenue in regards to a shooting call. Upon arrival, Officers met with an 18 year old male who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his arm and hip area. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance for treatment. The injuries are not considered life threatening. The victim was uncooperative with investigating Officers and refused to provide any details regarding the incident. There is no suspect information available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police has made two arrests in a stabbing incident. On Monday January 1st, 2018 at approximately 2:25 AM, Syracuse Police Officers were dispatched to 722 Butternut Street, Cougars Bar, in regards to reports of a large fight that occurred inside the bar. Upon arrival, Officers were advised that several people had been stabbed during this fight, and some had already left the bar. The investigation revealed that a total of 7 people suffered stab wounds during this fight and a female was injured after being struck with a bottle. All of the injured parties were treated at area hospitals, but, none of the injuries were life threatening. On February 8th, 2018, Sedeke Saffold, 37 years old, was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree. Saffold was later lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center. On February 9th, 2018, Justin Wright, 33 years old, was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree. Wright was later lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center. This investigation is continuing and additional arrests are possible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspect for the Possession of a Stolen Handgun. On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at approximately 8:18pm, Syracuse Police Officers Darren Ettinger, Nica Russell and Anthony Fiorini stopped a male for the local law violation of Open Container, in the 1200 block of Butternut Street. The male appeared highly nervous and originally lied to police about his identity. Through their investigation, officers were able to identify the male as Kirklan Wright, 31, of Syracuse. Wright was found to have an outstanding warrant for Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. Wright fought with police as they attempted to take him into custody. A search of Kirklan’s person revealed him to be in possession of a stolen handgun. The located handgun was a Raven Arms P-25, 25 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Wright was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, False Personation and Resisting Arrest. Wright was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police Arrest Two Suspects for the Possession of Fentanyl. On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at approximately 7:55pm, Syracuse Police Officers Jacob Breen and David Craw observed a group of individuals trespassing in the 500 block of Fabius Street. When the officers approached the group, the individuals fled the area on foot. Officers were able to take two of the individuals into custody on Oswego Street. The two males were identified as Derrell Thomas, 28, and Tyron Wood, 20, both of 521 Seymour Street, Syracuse. Upon further investigation, Thomas was found to be in possession of 51 glassine envelopes containing fentanyl and a plastic bag containing marihuana. Police located one gram of fentanyl concealed in the waistband of Wood’s pants. One gram of fentanyl is equivalent to approximately 25 individual doses of the drug. Wood also possessed drug packaging materials. Thomas was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd and 7th Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Trespassing. Wood was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd and 7th Degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Trespassing and Littering.

Syracuse Police has made an arrest in a shooting incident. On Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at approximately 6:02 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Shonnard Street in regards to a shooting call. While Officers were responding, they were advised that the victim was being transported to a hospital in a private vehicle. A short time later, a male arrived at Upstate University Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim later died from his injuries and has been identified as Niko Santana, 18 years old, of Syracuse NY. Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division conducted a thorough investigation into this incident, which included several interviews and the reviewing of evidence recovered from the scene. The investigation revealed that the shooting was accidental, and does not appear to be an intentional act. As a result, Detectives charged Dwight J. Murray, 17 years old, with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree. Murray was lodged into the Onondaga County Justice Center. This investigation is continuing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Make Drug Arrests Following a Vehicle and Traffic Stop.

Syracuse Police has made an arrest in a recent Homicide investigation On Tuesday December 12th, 2017 at approximately 1:09 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 311 Merriman Avenue in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located a 33 year old male, suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip area. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR Ambulance in critical condition. The victim died of his injuries a short time later while at the hospital. The victim was identified as James E. Smith, Jr, 33 years old, of Syracuse. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division conducted a thorough investigation, which included several interviews and the reviewing of evidence recovered at the scene. The investigation revealed that the suspects forcibly entered the victims’ home, and shot the victim during a dispute. On January 2nd, 2018, Detectives arrested Quinton L. Gathings, 19 years old, Tyrone Byrd, 17 years old and Francis Mercado, 16 years old. All three suspects were charged with Murder in the 2nd degree and Burglary in the 1st degree and lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center. On January 3rd, 2018, Detectives arrested a 15 year old male, charging him with Murder in the 2nd degree and Burglary in the 1st degree. He was later lodged at Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Facility. His name is not being released due to his age. On January 25th, 2018, Detectives arrested Cameron C. Webster, 19 years old, charging him with Murder in the 2nd degree and Burglary in the 1st degree. He was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center. On February 8th, 2018, Detectives arrested Michael A. Smyre, 25 years old, charging him with Murder in the 2nd degree and Burglary in the 1st degree. He is currently lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app or called in to the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

Syracuse Police Make an Arrest in a Drug Investigation. On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 6:31pm, Syracuse Police Officers Jacob Breen, Nica Pascarella and Detective William Lashomb conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of a Chevrolet Malibu in the 900 block of South State Street. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Akeem Brown, 33, of 367 Oakwood Ave, Syracuse. Officers determined that Brown did not possess a New York State Driver’s license and he was asked to exit the vehicle. As Brown exited the vehicle, Officer Breen observed a plastic bag containing powder cocaine and crack cocaine inside Brown’s vehicle. Brown was taken into custody without incident. Brown was found to be in possession of 26.4 grams of crack cocaine and 14.5 grams of powder cocaine, with a total street value of $4090. Brown was arrested and charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia and vehicle and traffic law infractions. Brown was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police are investigating a suspicious death. On Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at approximately 6:02 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Shonnard Street in regards to a shooting call. While Officers were responding, they were advised that the victim was being transported to a hospital in a private vehicle. A short time later, a male arrived at Upstate University Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim later died from his injuries and has been identified as Niko Santana, 18 years old, of Syracuse NY. Detectives are currently investigating the background leading up to this incident, and are investigating this as a suspicious death at this time. Additional information will be released when it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police are investigating a shooting. On Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at approximately 6:02 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Shonnard Street in regards to a shooting call. While Officers were responding, they were advised that a victim was being transported to a hospital in a private vehicle. A short time later, a male in his late teens arrived at Upstate University Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim is listed in serious condition. Officers and Detectives are currently investigating this incident, but there is no suspect information available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police has identified the Officers involved in a recent shooting. On Sunday, February 4, 2018, at approximately 2:12pm, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the area of W. Ostrander Ave and Cannon Street regarding a suspicious person with a weapon call. Officers located the suspect in the 3300 block of South Salina Street, where the suspect fired several shots at them. The Officers discharged their duty weapons in response to the suspect’s actions, striking the suspect with one round. The suspect then fled the scene on foot, but Officers were able to take him into custody a short distance away. The weapon has also been recovered. Officers began first aid treatment until the arrival of the ambulance. The suspect was later transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. The suspect has been identified as Leon Thomas Jr., 25 years old. Thomas has been charged with Attempted Murder in the 1st degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd and 3rd degree and Resisting Arrest. He will be lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center. The Officers involved in this incident have been identified as Sgt. James Milana (hired in February 2007), Police Officer Victoria Losurdo (hired in August 2014) and Police Officer Travis Rheinheimer (hired in December 2016). As per departmental procedure, all three Officers are currently on administrative leave until the conclusion of this investigation. This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315)442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Are Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting. On Sunday, February 4, 2018, at approximately 2:12pm, Syracuse Police responded to the area of W. Ostrander Ave and Cannon Street regarding a suspicious person with a weapon complaint. Officers located the suspect in the 3300 block of South Salina Street. The suspect fired several shots at the uniformed police officers. Officers discharged their duty weapons in response to the suspect’s actions, striking the suspect with at least one round. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. Officers pursued the suspect and were able to take him into custody. The weapon has been recovered. Officers began first aid treatment until the arrival of the ambulance. The suspect was transported to Upstate University Hospital, where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. It is very early in this investigation and additional information will be released when available. As per procedure, the officers involved will be identified in 72 hours. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315)442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police has made arrests in domestic incident. On Saturday February 3rd 2018 at approximately 1:10 PM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to 750 E. Adams Street, Upstate University Hospital, in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers met with Jerryka Pizarro-Lopez, who was suffering from a stab wound to the left side of her torso. Her injury does not appear to be life threatening. Pizarro-Lopez was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle, and did not report the incident to 911 from the scene. Pizarro-Lopez stated that she was at her residence at 103 Light Court, when she was involved in a physical fight with her sister, Nathalie Pizarro. During the fight, J. Pizarro-Lopez stated that N. Pizarro struck her in the head with a frying pan. J. Pizarro-Lopez stated that N. Pizarro also stabbed her with a kitchen knife on the left side of her torso. Officers then responded to 103 Light Court to continue the investigation. Upon arrival, Officers met with N. Pizarro, who stated that during the fight, J. Pizarro-Lopez choked her and that she was having trouble breathing. N. Pizarro also stated that J. Pizarro-Lopez also struck her in the head with a frying pan during this incident. N. Pizarro was later transported to Crouse Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. As a result of this investigation, Jerryka Pizarro-Lopez, 28 years old, was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing. Nathalie Pizarro, 18 years old, was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree. Both parties will be lodged into the Onondaga County Justice Center after they receive medical treatment.

Motorists Should Expect Traffic Delays for Syracuse vs University of Virginia Basketball Game Motorist traveling up to the Carrier DOME tomorrow should expect not only the normal traffic delays to and from the DOME but to also be conscious of the weather conditions that may affect their travel. Police are advising motorists to leave for your destination plenty of time in advance. Keep a safe distance from the vehicles in front of them. Fans should avoid trying to park near the DOME unless you have a parking permit (all surface lots next to the DOME are permit only). If you don't have parking and want to avoid traffic delays use the Manley South Parking Complex on E. Colvin St @ Comstock Ave. Fans again should be reminded to anticipate delays leaving the DOME again due any anticipated weather conditions. Please be patient with other motorists as well as pedestrians that may be crossing the streets. The Syracuse Police Department will be strictly enforcing the parking regulations. Illegally parked vehicles can be ticketed and towed. Ticket and towing fees can exceed $150.00.

Syracuse Police Make an Arrest in an Armed Robbery Investigation. On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at approximately 4:03am, Syracuse Police responded to the Colonial Laundromat, located at 3901 S. Salina Street, regarding an armed robbery investigation. Police met with the 36 year old female victim, who is an employee of the Laundromat. The victim reported that she had been robbed at gunpoint. The suspect stole the victim’s purse, money from the store’s lock box and the victim’s car keys. Prior to leaving the Laundromat, the suspect pulled the office phone off the wall, damaging it and making it inoperable. The suspect then left with the victim’s car, a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident. Syracuse Police Officer John Nye observed the stolen Cobalt being operated in the 700 block of W. Onondaga Street. Officer Nye attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over for police. The driver, who was later identified as Michael Merritt, 29, of Syracuse, led police on a vehicle pursuit that ended when Merritt crashed the vehicle on Split Rock Road in the Town of Camillus. Merritt then fled the scene on foot. With the assistance of officers from the Geddes Police Department, Solvay Police Department and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, police were able to follow Merritt’s tracks and successfully locate him behind a residence on Howlett Hill Road. When Merritt was located, he was not cooperative with police and did fight as they tried to take him into custody. A pellet gun was located inside the vehicle Merritt had been operating. Merritt was charged with two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in the Third Degree, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Reckless Driving and various vehicle and traffic law infractions. Merritt was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending his arraignment.

Syracuse Police has made an arrest in a stabbing incident. On Thursday February 1st, 2018 at approximately 1:10 AM, Syracuse Police Officers responded to the 2200 block of Midland Avenue in regards to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Officers met with Vance L. Britton, 41 years old, who was suffering from stab wounds to his left arm, and abdomen area. Britton was later transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment. His injury is not considered to be life threatening. The investigation revealed that Britton had gotten into a physical altercation with a male while at a residence in the 200 block of W. Corning Avenue. Officers responded to the scene, and were able to determine that the Elliott G. Green, 32 years old, had stabbed Britton during the dispute. Green was charged with Assault in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree. As Officers continued the investigation, they determined that a female inside the W. Corning Avenue residence had a valid Order of Protection directing Britton to stay away from her. As a result, Britton was charged with Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree for violating the order. Green was lodged into the Onondaga County Justice Center, and Britton will be lodged after receiving medical treatment.

Syracuse Police has made a second arrest in a Homicide Investigation. On Sunday December 24th, 2017 at approximately 3:15 PM, Syracuse Police Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Temple Street in regards to a shooting call. Upon arrival, Officers located a male, who was later identified as Jay Ford, 25 years old, suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital, but died from his injuries a short time later. An investigation was conducted by Detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division, which consisted of several interviews, a neighborhood canvass, the execution of search warrants, and the examination of evidence recovered from the scene. On Wednesday January 24th, 2018, Detectives charged Rafael A. Jackson, 30 years old, with Murder in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree. Jackson is currently lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center. On Monday January 29th, a second suspect was arrested as a result of this investigation. Detectives charged Deyontay R. Smith, 21 years old, with Murder in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree. Smith is currently lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app. or called into the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223.

Syracuse Police are is investigating an armed robbery. On Sunday January 28th, 2018 at approximately 7:20 PM, Syracuse Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Ostrom Avenue in regards to a robbery call. Upon arrival, Officers met with a male victim who stated that two males approached him and demanded he turn over his property. One of the suspects was in possession of a silver handgun. The victim turned over his wallet, which contained a small amount of cash and other personal items. At approximately 8:20 PM, in the 300 block of Roosevelt Avenue, there was an attempted robbery of another victim. There were no proceeds in this incident. At approximately 8:25 PM, in the 400 block of Buckingham Avenue, there was a robbery of another victim. In this incident, the victim turned over a cellular phone to the suspects. At this time, it appears that the suspects in these incidents are the same. The first suspect was described as a black male wearing a ski mask, 20-30 years old, 6’03” tall, large build, wearing brown hooded sweatshirt and pants. The second suspect was described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5’10” tall, thin build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. There were no injuries reported in any of these incidents. The suspects were seen operating a light colored SUV. There is no additional information available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222. All calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips may also be submitted using the “SPD Tips” app.

Syracuse Police Arrest Suspects for the Possession of Controlled Substances. On Friday, January 26, 2018 at approximately 1:11pm, Syracuse Police Officers Joseph Moran and JM Giarusso observed a black Ford parked illegally in the 2000 block of E. Fayette Street. The vehicle was occupied by three individuals. As Officer Moran spoke with the occupants, he could smell the odor of marihuana emanating from the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Raequan Wilson, 22, Wendell Griffin, 29 and Maurice Graves, 20, all of Syracuse. Upon further investigation, officers located marihuana, four grams of crack cocaine, an amount of heroin and two ecstasy pills inside the vehicle. A search of Wilson’s person revealed him to be in possession of 50 individual doses of heroin and an amount of cocaine. Graves was found to be in possession of 6 grams of crack cocaine and 8 grams of heroin. All occupants were taken into custody without incident. Wilson was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Marihuana. Griffin was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree and three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Graves was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence and two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia. They were all lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending their arraignments.