Media Coverage

Oswego County Search and Rescue Academy Graduates 15

Monday, July 01, 2013

Fifteen students of the county’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Academy recently completed their final field testing and certification, culminating classroom and field work that started in March and entailed more than 90 hours of instruction.

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University Police Departmen makes arrest in South Campus robbery

Monday, July 01, 2013

University Police arrested 26-year-old Jonathan A. Huitt and charged him with the early-morning robbery of a Buffalo woman on her way to work Wednesday.

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New Hyde Park Man Sentenced for Setting Upstate Fire

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lance G. Muckenhaupt to serve 60 day prison sentence on weekends, pay $28,000 in restitution.

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Owner And Driver Indicted On Felony Environmental Crimes

Friday, June 28, 2013

Attorney General Schneiderman Busts Owner Of Brooklyn Oil Tank Cleaning Company And Driver For Abandoning Five Tanker Trailers Filled With Waste Oil On Brooklyn Streets

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Other news pieces on this story are found in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Wall Street Journal.

 

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Kings County DA Announces $2.8 Million Settlement for the Illegal Dumping of Contaminated Water

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brooklyn, June 13, 2013 –Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced Jack Abel and Avi Abel, the father and son owners of Sepco Industries, Inc. , a subsidiary of Watermark Designs, LLC., pleaded guilty on the corporation’s behalf to a New York Environmental Conservation Law prohibiting the unlawful discharge of industrial waste and for repeated failure to file corporate tax returns.   

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Another alligator sighted in Long Island river

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Long Island environmental officials say they are looking for another alligator seen in a river.

According to Newsday, state Department of Environmental Conservation say the gator was reported on Sunday night and was confirmed by officers on Wednesday. The sighting is the fifth in the same area of the Peconic River where DEC officials captured four alligators in April.

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SUNY Maritime Honors Three Staff Members

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The SUNY Maritime College Nation salutes three of our fellow SUNY Maritime College staff members, 2 of which, were chosen to receive the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, while the other received the President's Award for Peer Leadership. These recognitions are presented annually to both Professional Service and Classified Service individuals. Patricia Berger, Michael Perdoncin and Michael Forese are role models for all who are a part of the SUNY Maritime community.

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Outdoor News Commends Environmental Conservation Officer Tim Fay for Saving Two Hunters

Friday, June 21, 2013

Posted in the New York Cuffs & Collars of Outdoor News on June 14th, 2013

On Jan.20 at 11:20 a.m., ECO Tim Fay was watching two waterfowl hunters hunting from a small, 14-foot camouflaged duck boat on the Long Island Sound near the Northport National Grid power plant. From his vantage point on top of a 50-foot bluff, ECO Fay watched as the hunters, about 200 yards offshore, began navigating through extremely rough seas due to nearly gale force southwest winds. 

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In overnight surprise, Senate exempts retired cops from SAFE Act

Friday, June 21, 2013

Without warning, the state Senate approved a bill early Friday morning that would exempt retired law enforcement officers from new ammunition restrictions in New York’s new gun control law, the SAFE Act.

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38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEOs

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police experienced more assaults and threats from visitors last year than in 2011, according to a group that represents federal resource workers.

A total of 591 incidents were reported by six land and water agencies in 2012, up 38 percent from the previous year, the group says. More than one-quarter of the incidents involved some sort of violence against the employee or officer, the report by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says.

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Landowner Sentenced for Illegally Dumping in Upstate New York

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NEW YORK LANDOWNER AND NEW JERSEY SOLID WASTE COMPANY  SENTENCED FOR ILLEGALLY DUMPING IN UPSTATE, NEW YORK

WASHINGTON – Cross Nicastro, Dominick Mazza, and his company, Mazza & Sons Inc., were sentenced today and yesterday in federal court in Utica, N.Y., for conspiring to violate the Clean Water Act, Superfund statute, and to defraud the United States by illegally dumping thousands of tons of asbestos-contaminated construction debris on a 28-acre piece of property on the Mohawk River in upstate New York.  In addition, the Mazza defendants were also sentenced on charges of obstructing justice and making false statements to law enforcement. 

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Union concerned of safety at State Parks

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of New York, the union that represents Park Police Officers, says that issues of public safety are coming up in relation to the city's state parks. The union is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to scrap a plan to supplement its police force by hiring what they call inexperienced, unprepared college students to perform law enforcement duties.

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New York State Forest Rangers Participate in Oneida County Shooting Investigation

Friday, June 14, 2013

New York State Police are investigating a Tuesday shooting that left a woman in Oneida County dead.

The shooting occurred just before 4 p.m. inside a home at 9220 Trestle Road in the town of Forestport.

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UB Police host first local honor guard training for law enforcement

Friday, June 07, 2013

University at Buffalo Police this week welcome almost 50 police and law enforcement officers from throughout New York State taking part in the first police honor guard training of its kind in the Western New York area.

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Park police credited in Massena river rescue

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Two State Park Police officers are being credited with taking control of a moving 28-foot cabin cruiser Saturday morning on the St. Lawrence River to rescue a boater who had been overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to information released Tuesday, officers John J. Friot and Dustin T. Lottie responded to a 10:50 a.m. report of a vessel in distress on the river near Massena.

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Traffic stop ends in crash near SUNY Albany

Sunday, June 02, 2013

A 23-year-old Troy man is facing a raft of charges after he fled a traffic stop at more than 100 mph early Saturday morning and slammed into an embankment, according to the Albany County Sheriff's Office.

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Forest Rangers continue search for victim of crash

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Lori Severino, spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, said Friday New York state Forest Rangers were continuing the search around the Garoga Creek Reservoir for the body of Frank Amerosa, who is presumed dead.

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Arrests Made Following Thursday Brawl at Jones Beach

Friday, May 31, 2013

Two Oceanside men are facing assault charges after a brawl broke out at Jones Beach Thursday evening, according to New York State Park Police. 

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NYS Park Police SUV flips 3 times after being hit by alleged DWI driver; 2 officers injured

Friday, May 31, 2013

Two New York State Park Police officers were hurt Friday afternoon when their SUV was struck by an alleged drunken driver.

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DWI for driver who hit Parks Police car

Friday, May 31, 2013

Two state parks police officers were hurt Friday after another driver crashed into the back of a cruiser near Jones Beach State Park, State Police said.

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