Recent Crime News
Wednesday Mar 25 | via WKTV
Day three of the Christopher Werenski trial includes medical examiner testimony and a Rome police officer breakdown of the arrest. A Rome Police Department sergeant who found the murder weapon said that Werenski was arrested at a relative's home, not far from the E. Bloomfield Street crime scene. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via Watertown Daily Times
Area churches again will unite to bring the biblical passion story “A Soldier's Song” to the stage of the Dulles State Office Building, 120 Washington St., starting Saturday for the first of six performances. This year's director, Abel Larkin, has been involved with the annual production most of his life, starting with minor roles at age 8, then playing in the band and moving on to directing. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via The Post-Standard
The Utica man charged with murdering a Rome woman last year is the same man who broke a Utica police officer's nose during a vicious group assault. Darnell D. Howard, 25, charged Wednesday with murdering 22-year-old Rose Ortiz in October, was convicted in 2008 of assaulting Utica police Officer Dzenan Sabanovic. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via Empire State News
ROME The Oneida County Sheriff's Office Child Advocacy Center announced the arrest of Denis Omuriuki, 26, a soldier stationed at Fort Drum in Northern New York. Omuriuki was charged with felony rape after a two month investigation. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via WSTM-TV Syracuse
A Fort Drum soldier was charged with rape following an investigation into the soldier having sex with a person under the age of 17. Omuriuki's arrest came following a two month investigation by Rome Police Detective Rich Galluppi, who is currently assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center. According to police, Omuriuki engaged in sexual intercourse with a victim under the age of 17, in Rome, between May and September 2014. Comment?
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