Incident Brings SWAT Team Out

A prank call to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department the night of Dec. 1 sent police to a house in the Village of Waterville.


The Sheriff’s Department reported that at 10:26 p.m., 911 dispatch reported a call where an unknown caller said he shot two people in his house at 152 Stafford Ave. in the Village of Waterville.


Deputies, along with New York State Police, responded to the residence and set up a perimeter. At this point, 911 dispatch no longer had phone contact with the caller.


After some time, Deputies were able to make contact with two people who reside in the residence. The occupants exited the residence, and they were cooperative with the investigation.


Deputies then conducted a search of the residence where nobody was located. After further investigation, it was determined there was no shots fired nor anybody injured.


The scene was deemed safe and it is believed the incident is a case of a False Report. Sheriff Deputies were assisted by New York State Police, Waterville Fire Department and COCVAC Ambulance.



The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.