Rome Crime Reports

South Carolina man arrested in connection with Rome robbery

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A South Carolina man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a 2013 credit union robbery in Rome, Saturday. Read More »

Meth Lab busted in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Oneida County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of a man following the discovery of a Meth Lab, Saturday. Read More »

Police: Rome man caught with stolen jewelry after fleeing

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man has been charged after police say he was caught burglarizing a home on Walnut Street in Rome. Read More »

Two charged with arson for fire at Rome bar

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two people have been charged with arson following a fire Saturday on West Dominick Street in Rome. Read More »

Double-homicide suspect pleads not-guilty

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rome double murder suspect Aaron Welch was in Oneida County Court Friday morning. Read More »

Rome man charged with sex abuse

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has been charged following a reported sexual assault. Read More »

Man sentenced to 67 years in prison for sexually assaulting wife

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has been sentenced to a total of 67 years in prison for sexually assaulting his wife. Read More »

Rome man accused of sexual contact with five-year-old

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man is facing charges after authorities say he had sexual contact with a five year old girl. Read More »

Double homicide suspect in serious condition from possible self-inflicted wounds

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The suspect in Tuesday's fatal stabbing in Rome is in a Syracuse hospital, recovering from what police believe are self-inflicted wounds. Read More »

Neighbors unsettled following Rome's third and fourth homicides of year

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Lucia Camuglia of Rome wouldn't go near, much less open her door Tuesday morning until we identified ourselves as a NEWSChannel 2 news crew. Read More »

Victims identified in Rome double homicide, suspect in custody

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two people are dead and one person is in custody following a homicide in the City of Rome early Tuesday morning. Read More »

Gaming business that fought to open now sits empty in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - They said they fought Rome City Hall just to open the doors to their business but a year later, Mrs. C's Arcade sits empty. Read More »

Rome woman accused of raping 15 year old boy

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome woman has been charged after authorities say she had sex with a 15 year old boy last month. Read More »

Rome Police investigate reported armed robbery at credit union

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a credit union in the City of Rome. Read More »

Rome man pleads guilty to rape

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has pleaded guilty in Oneida County Court to a charge of third-degree rape. Read More »

Two men charged for burglary of Westmoreland home

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two Rome men are facing charges after authorities say they were responsible for stealing electronics and money from a home in Westmoreland. Read More »

Man accused of stealing elderly woman's purse in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man has been charged after police say he stole a purse from an elderly woman in the city of Rome. Read More »

Authorities: TX man traveled to NYS for sex with underage girl

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Texas man was taken into custody after authorities say he traveled to NYS to engage in sex with an underage girl. Read More »

Headshop chain owner in custody of Marshals after violation of release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - The owner of the Tebbs Headshop chain is now in custody of U.S. Marshals as he awaits sentencing, following a violation release. Read More »

Rome man charged with rape

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has been charged with rape after authorities said he had sex with a girl under the age of 17. Read More »

Police investigating after Rome man shot to death

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rome Police now say that the death of a 50 year old man in his Lawrence Street apartment was a homicide. Read More »

Santoro sentenced for rape and escape charges

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man accused of raping a woman in the City of Rome, attempting to escape from jail, and making phone calls to the victim while an order of protection was in place, was sentenced Thursday in Oneida County Court. Read More »

Rome Police on look-out for armed robber

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rome Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Saturday morning. Read More »

Police: man who fled from Rome domestic incident hiding out in vacant apartment

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man who authorities say fled the scene as they responded to a domestic incident has now been located, taken into custody and charged. Read More »

Two Rome women accused of stealing $700+ worth of video games

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two women from the City of Rome are facing charges after authorities say they stole more than $700 worth of merchandise from the Rome Wal-Mart. Read More »

Two Syracuse men charged for summer bank robbery in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Two Syracuse men have been charged in connection to a summer bank robbery in the City of Rome. According to Rome Police, Brandon Rothenburgh and James Nicholson, both 34, have been charged with five counts of robbery for the July 24, 2012 robbery at M&T Bank on Black River Boulevard in Rome. Read More »

Rome man sentenced for negligent homicide of roommate

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A City of Rome man will spend 1 1/2 to 3 years in State Prison for the criminally negligent homicide of his roommate back in March. Read More »

Santoro indicted for escape from Oneida County Jail

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man facing charges for allegedly holding a woman captive and raping her was formally charged with another crime on Tuesday. Read More »

Authorities investigate two burglaries at Colonial Storage in Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - State Police are investigating two burglaries at Colonial Storage on Tannery Road in the City of Rome. Read More »

Police search for suspects after assault, robbery of Rome store owner

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police are investigating after they say a store owner in the city of Rome was assaulted and robbed as he was closing up Wednesday night. Read More »

Rome man on parole for similar charges accused of sexual encounter with minor

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man on New York State Parole for a sex offense has been arrested in the City of Rome, accused of engaging in a sexual encounter with a minor. Read More »

Rome Police raise $2,000 for Rome Rescue Mission

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Rome Police Department has raised and donated $2,000 to the Rome Rescue Mission in an effort to help provide Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate, Rome Police Chief Kevin C. Beach said. Read More »

Rome teen charged in connection to residential burglary

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome teen recently released from jail on unrelated charges has been charged in connection to a residential burglary in the city on Tuesday night. Read More »

Seven years in prison for Rome man who set fire to home

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man who set his home on fire following a domestic dispute with his wife in the beginning of June is headed to prison. Read More »

Public's help needed to identify vehicle in theft of trailer from Rome residence

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Rome Police Department is looking to the public for information on a vehicle that pulled up to a residence and drove away with someone's trailer in tow. Read More »

Rome man pleads guilty to criminally negligent homicide

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A City of Rome man pleaded guilty in Oneida County Court on Wednesday morning in the criminally negligent homicide of his roommate back in March. Read More »

Father found guilty on some charges, not-guilty on others in infant assault

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man accused of assaulting his eight-week-old baby has been found guilty on some charges and not-guilty on others, following a jury trial that concluded Thursday in Oneida County Court. Read More »

Day 2 of trial for man accused of fracturing baby daughter's bones

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The trial of a Rome man accused of abusing his newborn daughter continued Tuesday in Oneida County Court in Utica. Read More »

Rome man sentenced on child pornography charge

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man who pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge has been sentenced to 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison. According to the Oneida County District Attorney's Office, Steven Garmany, 50, of Rome had previously entered a plea of guilty to the charge of Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child. Read More »

State Police: Rome man swindled money out of victims under guise of distress

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has been charged after authorities say he took money from people under the pretense that they were helping his companion hire a locksmith to get back into her locked vehicle. Read More »

Rome man pleads guilty to arson, burglary

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man that authorities said set fire to his own home in June has pleaded guilty. Ronald Lamascolo, 60, of Rome, was found badly burned inside his Elmer Hill Road on June 4 and had to be rescued by firefighters. Read More »

Vernon man accused of raping underage girl he met online

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Vernon man has been charged with rape after authorities say he sexually assaulted an underage female he met online. Read More »

Rome PD Community Impact Unit to address quality of life issues

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rome Mayor Joe Fusco and the Rome Police Department announced on Monday a coalition of four patrol officers and several detectives who will partner up with business owners and citizens to help identify crime and problems throughout the city. Read More »

Judge denies change of attorney request by Rome man accused of rape

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man accused of tying up a woman, holding her captive and raping her, was in Oneida County Court on Tuesday. Read More »

Rome man accused of stealing jewels, valuables from residence

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man has been charged after allegedly stealing jewelry and other valuables from a residence. Read More »

Eight individuals face federal charges in major cocaine distribution conspiracy

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Eight individuals, seven of which are from the Rome area, have been indicted on federal charges in connection with a major cocaine distribution conspiracy that operated between the Utica/Rome area and New York City. Read More »

Bail reduced for man who set fire to his Elmer Hill Road home

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) -The man accused of setting fire to his own home on Elmer Hill Road in Rome has had his bail reduced. Read More »

Accident victim speaks out at sentencing of former Utica firefighter

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - 24 year old Kate Rizzo of Waterville has spent the past year and eight months recovering from head and internal injuries suffered in a December 18, 2010 car accident in Rome, but the emotional wounds from the circumstances surrounding the accident are also still very present. Read More »

Police investigating bank robbery in the City of Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police are currently investigating a bank robbery at the M&T Bank on Black River Boulevard in the City of Rome on Tuesday morning shortly before 11 a.m. Read More »

Police seek public's help in identifying man from Rome hit and run

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rome Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person they believe was involved in a hit and run earlier this month. Read More »

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