Syracuse Police Department http://waer.org en Syracuse Police Graduates Five Canines and Their Handlers http://waer.org/post/syracuse-police-graduates-five-canines-and-their-handlers <p>Five police canines and their handlers are ready to hit the streets in their respective communities after graduating Friday from the Syracuse Police&nbsp;Department’s Canine Academy.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A ceremony was held &nbsp;at the Inner Harbor. &nbsp;SPD&nbsp;Sergeant Tim Stepian has been a K9 handler himself for 24 years and a trainer for 16.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 03:09:22 +0000 Scott Willis 19010 at http://waer.org Syracuse Police Graduates Five Canines and Their Handlers Syracuse Police Officer's Killer Eligible for Parole in 2020 http://waer.org/post/syracuse-police-officers-killer-eligible-parole-2020 <div>The man who fatally shot Syracuse Police Officer Wallie Howard, Junior in 1990 will be eligible for parole in six years after a ruling today by a Federal Judge in Utica to shorten his sentence to 31 years. &nbsp;Robert Lawrence faced life in prison but, became eligible for re-sentencing in 2012 following a U-S Supreme Court ruling.</div><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:03:51 +0000 John Smith 13106 at http://waer.org Syracuse Police Officer's Killer Eligible for Parole in 2020 Seven Syracuse Corner Stores Raided for Willingness to Sell Purported Stolen Goods http://waer.org/post/seven-syracuse-corner-stores-raided-willingness-sell-purported-stolen-goods <div>Nine people associated with seven corner stores in Syracuse are now in trouble after Syracuse Police uncovered they’re willing to buy purported stolen goods. &nbsp;The sting operation involved a six month investigation as informants were sent into stores with products such as baby formula, razor blades, energy drinks and electronics. &nbsp;Store clerks would buy the items, even though they were told the items were stolen. &nbsp;A raid was carried out Thursday. &nbsp;Police Chief Frank Fowler refers here to ”undercover informants” that helped to build a case against the stores.</div><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:30:20 +0000 John Smith 11899 at http://waer.org Seven Syracuse Corner Stores Raided for Willingness to Sell Purported Stolen Goods Local Law Enforcement Join Campaign for Early Childhood Education Funding http://waer.org/post/local-law-enforcement-join-campaign-early-childhood-education-funding <p>Members of law enforcement in Central New York are supporting a <a href="http://www.fightcrime.org/new-york-law-enforcement-we-are-at-a-fork-in-the-road/">Federally-funded early childhood education proposal</a> they say would reduce the number of low-income youngsters who end up in jail.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:51:19 +0000 Hannah Warren & Tedi Doychinova 9750 at http://waer.org Local Law Enforcement Join Campaign for Early Childhood Education Funding Suspects Arrested in Stabbing Death of 65-year-old Syracuse Man http://waer.org/post/suspects-arrested-stabbing-death-65-year-old-syracuse-man <p>Four teenagers were arrested this week in connection with the murder of Marvin Bryant. Bryant was robbed on Monday night on South Salina street and stabbed twice in the back. He was rushed to Upstate University Hospital&nbsp;where he&nbsp;was pronounced dead.</p><p>Syracuse Police Department Chief Frank Fowler says that evidence gathered from the scene suggests that Bryant was forcefully robbed of his wallet by Tony Comer 10 to 15 minutes prior to the stabbing.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:10:46 +0000 Hannah Warren 9437 at http://waer.org Suspects Arrested in Stabbing Death of 65-year-old Syracuse Man