Chief of Police
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David J. Collins
Chief of Police
301 N. James Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 339-7705
Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative
Law enforcement day
The Rome Police Department announces the return of Law Enforcement Day on July 23, 2022.
Oneida City Police are looking for a 54-year-old white male who is wanted on charges of sexual assault, according to Sgt. Mike Burgess of the Oneida City Police Criminal Investigations Division.
Police say Michael A. Merrill, who's residence is unknown is wanted through a bench warrant that includes Sex Abuse 1st which is a class D felony.
Burgess says that Merrill's charges include:
Forcible Touching (class A Misdemeanor)
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A Misdemeanor)
Police say the incident occurred in July of this year at a residence in the City of Oneida.
Police are asking for calls and tips to be made to the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers tip line, anonymously at 1-866-730-8477.