From the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office:
Laurie J. Wakeman, 51, of 311 Lehigh Road, Pulaski, charged with grand larceny and welfare fraud, both felonies, following an investigation conducted by the Oswego County Department of Social Services in which she allegedly obtained services in the form of Medicaid with a value of over $1,000 due to not disclosing incomes received.
Wakeman was arraigned in Mexico town court and released on her own recognizance.
A 13-year-old Syracuse male, a 13-year-old Baldwinsville male and a 14-year-old Liverpool male are charged with Juvenile Delinquency for acts, if committed by an adult would constitute the charges of petit larceny, a misdemeanor and burglary, a felony.
Deputies said the youths entered the Scriba Town Park and illegally gaining entry to a building and ransacking it along with stealing a package of bracelets.
Michael J. Proud, 25, of 1168 County Route 20, Oswego, was charged with felony DWI (previous conviction in 10 years), and numerous traffic infractions following a traffic stop on State Route 481 in the town of Volney.
He was arraigned before Volney Town Justice James Aluzzi and will be back in court May 26.
Fulton Police Department:
Earl C. Dedeaux, 41, of West Second Street, Fulton, charged with assault second degree, a felony; strangulation second degree, a felony; attempt to commit rape first degree, a felony; and unlawful imprisonment first degree, a felony.
Police said on April 6 between the hours of 10 and 10:30 p.m. At 213 W. Second St., he attempted to forcibly engage in sexual intercourse with the victim. Police said while doing this, he grabbed and squeezed the victim’s throat causing her breathing to become restricted. Police said Dedeaux also slapped the victim across the face to prevent her from calling out for help.
Albert R. Mendez, 24, of East Broadway, Fulton, is charged with criminal contempt, a felony, and criminal mischief, a felony.
Police say on March 12, he broke a cell phone during a domestic dispute. Being with this victim also violated an order of protection signed by a state Supreme Court justice stating he should refrain from criminal mischief or any offenses against the victim.
Travis D.C. Hoskins, 18, of Emery Street and South 11th Street, Fulton, charged with a felony counts of burglary and criminal mischief.
Police say he intentionally damaged a residential steel door and casing by kicking it, resulting in about $400 of damage. Police say he also entered the residence and stayed inside.
CNY Arts Center is seeking vendors for the fourth annual Arts Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 in the Fulton Community Center Ice Rink on Broadway.
Registrations for vendor spots are open now. Vendors can register for a 10×10 spot with electricity at the festival. Food vendors are also actively sought.
The event brings artists and crafters together with handmade original art on display for sale along with food vendors, and hands on art.
New at this year’s event will be art demonstrations and sample art classes for all ages along with new outdoor entertainment. The annual CNY Arts Center community mural will also be completed at this year’s Arts Fest.
Previous murals have been created during Harborfest. The 2014 mural will use recycled bottle caps to create an Alice in Wonderland theme and festival attendees will help create the mural to be framed and displayed in a prominent Fulton location.
For online registration and more information visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Fulton Kiwanis baseball will be holding sign-ups for the 2014 season from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 3 at the War Memorial.
Director Derek Lyons said Kiwanis baseball will be heading in a new direction this season. Lyons and his group of supporters will be striving to turn its Kiwanis baseball and softball programs into more of a learning experience.
Fulton varsity baseball and softball coaches will be used to help players learn the proper mechanics and throwing, catching, fielding and batting techniques. Lyons said games will still be held, but the program will focus more on skills development.
The 2014 Kiwanis baseball season will begin the week of June 30 and end the week of Aug. 4.
Participants can expect activities two nights a week, including a practice session of station work with varsity and junior varsity coaches.
Games will be played following the practice sessions and on another night of the week as well.
This season, Kiwanis will feature five different leagues. The T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6), the Grasshopper Minor League (Coaches and Umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9) and the Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).
Girls softball will have two leagues as part of the Kiwanis baseball program once again this season. In the Minors, coaches and umpires pitch in this league to girls ages 7-9.
Girls ages 10-12 are eligible to participate in the Major League. In terms of participation eligibility, the ages indicated are based on how old a player is on June 24.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward met recently with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Fulton Project Bloom committee to proclaim Saturday, May 3, 2014 Mayberry Day in the City of Fulton.
Mayberry Day is a beautification project to clean up sand, salt and debris in the city after a long winter. Local businesses as well as organizations, student groups and private citizens have all participated in this clean up.
Groups or individuals interested in participating should call Joann at the Fulton Department of Parks and Recreation at 598-3593 to “register” themselves or their group. They will be assigned an area to work or you may request an area.
This signup helps ensure that all areas needing assistance will be attended to, plus it will provide a meeting spot for clean up and supplies.
Clean up begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 3 and ends at about noon. A representative from each team can pick up supplies at the Chamber office at 12 Canalview Mall starting at 7:30 a.m.
Trash bags will be supplied, with a limited number of safety vests and gloves available. Gloves and brightly colored clothing are recommended.
More information is available by contacting the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681 and online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com
Lois Helyn Brackett, 70, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Palmyra.
Calling hours were April 29 at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 30 (today) at the funeral home with Rev. Brian Maag officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Cemetery.
Memorials, in her name, may be made to the Cracker Box Palace, 6450 Shaker Road, Alton, New York 14413 or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14620.
Lois was born Nov. 7. 1943 in Paducah, Kentucky, the daughter of Laurance H. and Lois Helyn Ritchie Paquette.
She was a 1962 graduate of Fulton High School and had taken courses at the Community College of the Finger Lakes in Canandaigua. She was a member of the Woodlane Community Church.
Lois drove bus for the Newark School District, before her 29 year career as office manager at Paradise Veterinary Practice in Marion. She competed in Dog Agility competitions and had won many ribbons. Lois was proprietor of Glamor Paws Grooming and also bred, raised and trained horses.
Lois was dedicated to her family and is survived by her son Tim (Kathy) Brackett of Manchester; two daughters Tammy (Jean) Brackett of Alfred and Tara (Gary) Carr of Palmyra; her eight perfect grandchildren, as she would say, Christopher, Sara, Emily and Clavin Brackett, McKenna Jaden, Trentyn Carr and Samanatha Sims; her sister Janet (Charles) Giarratano of Newark; and her devoted dog Bella.
She was predeceased by her loving companion Donald VanHoute on Jan. 31, 2014.
An Altmar woman died Wednesday in a crash in the town of Albion.
Oswego County Sheriff’s Deputies said Andrea M. Raszi, 29, of State Soute 13, was driving her Chevrolet Venture east on State Route 13 near Austin Road at about 3:37 a.m. Thursday when she struck a guardrail and was ejected from the vehicle.
She was alone in the car.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Unsafe speed, no seatbelt, crossing hazardous markings and alcohol were contributing factor to the accident, deputies said.
Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, NOCA Ambulance, Altmar Fire Department and Williamstown Fire Department responded to scene.
The investigation is continuing.