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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton and Oswego police departments will be accepting unused and expired prescription medications today, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

“This is a great program that keeps expired and unused medications out of the wrong hands — be it children or adults,” said Assemblyman Will Barclay. “It helps protect the environment and helps reduce the chance of overdose and accidentally ingesting the wrong medications.”

Local residents may take their unused or expired prescription drugs to the Fulton Police Department at 141 S. First St., and the Oswego Police Department at 169 W. 2nd St.

According to studies, Prescription drug abuse has increased. Some reports estimate it has grown to take more lives than car accidents.

According to the New York State Attorney General’s web site, the number of prescriptions for all narcotic painkillers has also increased by six million — from 16.6 million in 2007 to nearly 22.5 million in 2010.

A state-wide computerized prescription tracking system was recently instituted so it’s harder for people to fraudulently write prescriptions if they obtain a prescription pad at a doctor’s office, said Barclay.

Fulton Police Department still investigating motorcycle crash

by Andrew Henderson

The Fulton Police Department is still investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Friday afternoon.

At about 3:10 p.m., Fulton police were called to the intersection of West Seventh Street South and West Broadway for a reported motorcycle car accident.

The operator of the 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was 22-year-old Christopher Castiglia.

The initial investigation indicated that Castiglia was travelling westbound on West Broadway when a passenger vehicle pulled out from West Seventh Street South in an attempt to travel east on West Broadway.

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Fulton police: Arrest made in prescription drug burglaries

by Andrew Henderson

A Fulton resident has been accused of stealing prescription medication at a local apartment complex he works for, according to Fulton police.

Shane M. Merritt, 29, of Holly Drive, was arrested  following an investigation into several reports of missing prescription medication at Holly Garden Apartments at 828 Holly Drive in Fulton.

According to police, Merritt lives and works as a maintenance man at Holly Garden Apartments. He allegedly used his master keys to enter various tenants’ apartments while they were away.

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Police: Watch out for school buses

by Andrew Henderson

Members of the Fulton Police Department will join other law-enforcement officers around the state in Operation Safe Stop — a school bus safety initiative set for Wednesday, April 18.

During Operation Safe Stop, police officers in marked patrol units will be enforcing the New York State Traffic Law, which requires all vehicles to stop for stopped school busses with their red lights flashing.

Communication between the Fulton Police Department and the transportation department of the Fulton City School District has identified the times and locations where vehicles passing school busses have been found to be the most frequent and these areas will be the focus of the enforcement efforts.

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Phoenix resident accused of exposing himself to minors

by Andrew Henderson

A 61-year-old resident of Phoenix was arrested last week after he reportedly exposed himself to two small children, members of the Fulton Police Department said.

At about 10:52 a.m. March 22, Fulton officers responded to the K-Mart store, located at 41 Riverglen Plaza, to investigate the report of an elderly male who exposed his genitals to two small children.

The responding officers, acting on information from store employees, located the suspect at the Dollar Tree store next to K-Mart.  The suspect, identified as Dean M. Suboski, reportedly admitted to investigating officers that he had exposed his genitals to the two small children.

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Search warrant executed on suspected New Haven meth lab

by Andrew Henderson

The Oswego County Drug Task Force — with the assistance of the New York State Police, Fulton Police Department, Oswego Police Department and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department — executed a search warrant last week at 3882 Co. Rte. 6 in the Town of New Haven.

The search warrant was for the home of Brian J. Lamond and Stephanie A. Holt-Ostrander for a reported methamphetamine lab.

The search resulted in the recovery of several items of evidence that are related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Lamond and Ostrander were both charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. They were both arraigned in Fulton City Court by acting Oswego County Court Judge Spencer J. Ludington and were remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility until their next court appearance in the Town of New Haven Court March 16.

-Look for the full story in the Wednesday edition of the Valley News…