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Oriskany Falls man arrested for two consecutive bath salt incidents
ORISKANY FALLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - An Oriskany Falls man was taken from the hospital to the Oneida County Jail Saturday after authorities say he was under the influence of bath salts twice in a four-day time span.
According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, 26-year-old Steven C. Centore was arrested early Saturday morning after an incident at his home on Augusta-Solsville Road in Oriskany Falls.
Sheriff deputies and New York State Troopers were called to the home of a male seemingly out of control, yelling and throwing items while on the roof of his residence, according to police. The male was also running up and down the road, hiding in the ditch and yelling at cars that passed by.
Police say they arrived and found Centore on the roof of a mobile home, throwing items and yelling that there was someone trapped in the chimney.
Sheriff deputies were able to convince Centore to get off the roof. A search of the residence found no one trapped in the chimney. The only people inside the trailer were Centore's girlfriend and her two-year-old son.
Centore was detained and complained of injuries he sustained from jumping off the roof prior to arrival of law enforcement.
Police investigated and say that Centore had arrived home in an agitated, enraged state of mind and caused damage to the exterior of the residence.
Police say that Centore's behavior was consistent with the use of "bath salts."
He was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for evaluation.
Later Saturday morning, a nearby resident reported that it appeared as though a rabid animal had gone through his vehicle and items had been stolen from inside the vehicle, police say. Maciol says Centore was responsible for the theft and was in possession of the stolen items.
According to police, a container labeled "Best Glass Cleaner" was found on the roof. The white powder found inside has been submitted for analysis.
Upon his release from the hospital, Centore was arrested and charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and endangering the welfare of a child.
He was sent to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail and additional charges are pending.
Centore was also arrested on July 10 in Munnsville for criminal trespass and was sent to Madison County Jail.
Police say that Centore was acting disoriented and paranoid, stating that people were chasing him. Police suspect bath salts were also the influence in this incident.