Constantia (WSYR-TV) – The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests as the result of an investigation into a home invasion incident that allegedly occurred at a Constantia apartment complex on Tuesday.
22-year-old Jonathan Onn of 7040 Bruce Rd., Canastota, and 25-year-old David Martinez of 7585 Fulton Ave., Rochester, have been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, and first-degree criminal trespass. Both men were arrested in Scriba Town Court. Onn was sent to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond, while Martinez is being held on $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.
Both men were arrested in Canastota.
Deputies are still investigating the relationship between the suspects and the occupants of the Waterwheel Apartments. They have recovered property that they believe is related to the incident.
They say the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible. Anyone with information on the incident should call the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office at (315) 349-3411.
Victim recalls violent home invasion
Aug. 9, 2011
Constantia (WSYR-TV) -- Police are still on the lookout for two armed suspects accused of forcing their way into an apartment complex in Oswego County Tuesday afternoon. Oswego County Sheriff's deputies have been tirelessly searching for the suspects, but with no luck.
Those living near the Waterwheel Apartment complex, off County Route 23, saw just how intense the search was as police blocked off roads and stopped cars, but they could only guess what had really happened.
There is, however, one man who can tell us exactly what happened. Russell Legrow was home at the time of the invasion.
"He didn't say nothing or anything," Russell said. "He started hitting me in the face and the shoulder with the barrel of the gun."
And it didn't end there, according to Russell his cousin followed the men outside. That's when Russell says the suspects shot at his cousin and missed.
Sheriff's investigators say this was not a random home invasion, but Legrow says he has no idea what the men wanted, or who they were.
"If he would have spoken, maybe I would have recognized him. He didn't say anything. He just pointed the gun and started hitting me," Russell continued.
As the men took off, the search widened, and many questions surfaced in the surrounding community.
Russell says his uncle came home in the middle of the invasion and chased the men with his car. He was hospitalized after his car struck a tree. Police say he was also attacked by the men, but was not seriously hurt.
The suspects covered their faces with bandanas and were wearing camouflage. Both have been described as black men; one was about 6-foot-1, the other is 5-foot-10.
If you can help police with their investigation call the tip line at (315) 349-3411.
Police pursuing armed suspects in Oswego County
August 9, 2011
Constantia (WSYR-TV) – Law enforcement agents are currently looking for armed men following an incident that occurred in Constantia on Tuesday.
Both are black males, one is 6-foot-1 and the other is 5-10. Both are wearing camouflage and have covered their faces with bandanas.
According to the Oswego County Sheriff's Office, the incident began when two armed black males entered an apartment in the Water Wheel Apartment complex occupied by three people. A confrontation between the parities began, during which the father of an occupant returned to the apartment. The incident then spilled into the parking lot of the complex on County Route 23 and the apartment occupants began chasing the suspects.
The parties moved down the road and the father got into his vehicle. He tried to hit one of the armed men, but instead hit a tree. When he emerged from the vehicle, one of the men struck him with a blunt object.
The father had to be transferred to Upstate University Hospital.
The two black males then fled the scene.
A search for the suspects was conducted but neither of the suspects have been found.
Law enforcement concluded its investigation at the initial scene before 5 p.m., concluding that the suspects had left the immediate area. They believe the apartment was targeted. They do not believe the incident was random.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oswego Sheriff’s Office at (315) 349-3411.