Troopers arrest Mattydale Man on Marijuana Charges

On January 23, 2016, state Police in North Syracuse received information from an anonymous source, via the newly established Onondaga County Tip411 hotline.

The information stated that a person, identified as James R. Corp, was selling illicit drugs and cigarettes out of his residence located at 2400 Brewerton Rd.  Information was obtained which corroborated and supported the purported allegation.

On February 10, 2016, James R. Corp, age 36, from 2400 Brewerton Road in Mattydale, NY was subsequently arrested after a vehicle and traffic stop on Wolf Street for Criminal Possession of Marijuana 4th degree, a class “A” misdemeanor after being in possession of 45 plastic bags of marijuana, which were divided up for individual sale.

Corp was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the City of Syracuse Court for February 24, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

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Law Enforcement Agencies Launch Anonymous Web Tip Program

Getting witnesses to come forward can be as challenging as actually solving a crime.

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“If the police receive full cooperation from the general public, that would discourage the bad guys from committing these acts within certain neighborhoods because they know they’re not going to be able to get away with it,” said Frank Fowler, Syracuse Police Chief.

Wednesday, District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick said there are a number of incidents where people should come forward including a deadly shooting in Thornden Park July 4th.

“They’re probably a 100 to 150 witnesses that saw this shooting and as of yet that crime remains unsolved. That’s a community disgrace,” said Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is hoping a new program will help. Tip 411 allows tips to be sent to any of the police agencies in the county anonymously using their individual tip code. The transmission happens almost instantly and he demonstrated how.

“If you’re afraid of retaliation, you don’t want to leave your name on a voice recording, you don’t want to use your phone on a tip line reach out to Tip 411,” said Fitzpatrick.

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See crime? Text TIP411 to Onondaga County cops without revealing who you are

Onondaga County has a new way to reach your local police with a crime tip — without revealing who you are.

There are three ways to do it: You can text TIP411. You can download the county’s TIP411 mobile app on iPhone or Android. Or you can find the Onondaga County Crime Tips Facebook page. (You don’t need to log into Facebook to submit a tip.)

You could be witnessing a violent crime or a suspicious person or something else that police should know about.

All police agencies countywide — from college public safety officers to sheriff’s deputies — can now be reached at any time with a TIP411 text, District Attorney William Fitzpatrick announced today. (Some of the smaller departments are not staffed 24 hours.)

Even better, on-duty officers will get text alerts immediately. Law enforcement can text back with questions. You can send videos and photos from the scene.

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