DeWitt Police

Dewitt Burglary Spike
7:23 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Dewitt Police Try to Stop a Surge in Burglaries

The normally quiet and safe streets of Dewitt are the target of multiple burglaries police believe might be related.


  A recent string of home burglaries continues to worry residents in the town of Dewitt.  Local police are trying to stop this unusual crime spree.

The three break-ins in the Town of DeWitt this week alone are indicative of a trend that has been increasing since early this summer. Dewitt Police Lieutenant John Anton says the houses have been broken into at times of the day people are not typically home. He says it is possible one group could be behind the burglaries… and many of them seem to follow a pattern.

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11:10 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Law Enforcement Veteran John Balloni Wants to be the Next Onondaga County Sheriff

Surrounded by supporters, John Balloni announces his candidacy for Onondaga County Sheriff.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

John Balloni confirmed Monday what many already suspected…that he’s running for Onondaga County Sheriff.  He’s been raising money for months, and retiring Sheriff Kevin Walsh has publicly supported Balloni as his successor.   He told a crowd of about 50 supporters yesterday that in an age of tight budgets and sparse manpower, he wants more partnerships with local police agencies to boost community policing.  But he stopped short of a full endorsement of consolidation.

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6:39 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

DeWitt Police Chief Seeks GOP Nomination for Onondaga County Sheriff

Gene Conway announces his run for Onondaga County Sheriff with his wife Ann by his side.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

DeWitt Police Chief Gene Conway made it official Thursday and declared his candidacy for Onondaga County Sheriff.  About 60 supporters packed into Tony's Restaurant on Burnet Ave. for the announcement. 

His law enforcement career spans 37 years, the last 12 in DeWitt.  Conway is a Republican who started in North Syracuse, followed by 24 years in various roles in the sheriff’s department.

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