Ciriello Accepts ISU Advisory Board Appointment

Tony Ciriello

Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello has been chosen to serve on the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Indiana State University. The invitation to join the board was received Tuesday, March 25. He has accepted the position and will assume his duties in the fall. … Read More

KYLA Tours Local Legal System

KYLA students recently toured offices of the local legal system. In front, from left, are Kylie Mason (Triton) and Lillie Berger (Triton). In back are KYLA Advisor Tony Ciriello, Kosciusko Country Sheriff's Department Captain Aaron Rovenstine, Grant Strichter (Triton), Caleb Klusman (WCHS), Brandon Eckert (WCHS) and Warsaw Police Department Chief Scott Whitaker. (Photo provided)

Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy held the March 5 meeting at the Kosciusko County Courthouse. Circuit Court Judge Mike Reed, prosecutor Dan Hampton, Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Captain Aaron Rovenstine presented various aspects of the legal system in Warsaw and Kosciusko County. Judge … Read More

Ciriello Elected To Lead IACP

Tony Ciriello

Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello will serve as president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police for 2014. He was elected in 2013 by the 438 chiefs who are members to serve as first vice president or president-elect. “I am very humbled to have been chosen to … Read More

Synthetic Drugs Banned, Tax Abatement OK’d

Synthetic drugs

Syracuse Town Council accepted a request by Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello to approve an ordinance prohibiting the sale, distribution and use of synthetic drugs within the town limits. In recent months, the county drug task force has been cracking down on businesses that deal the products. Recent … Read More

Charges Pending In Domestic Battery

Felony and misdemeanor charges are being sought against a Syracuse man who allegedly pulled a knife on his wife and threatened a police officer. Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello said the suspect, Daniel Parks, 33, allegedly pulled a knife on his wife and slapped her. When he was … Read More

Two Jailed For Syracuse Home Invasion

Brandon Thomas Woody

Two men connected with a home invasion on April 14 in Syracuse are today behind bars. (See related story) Kyle DeHart, 21, CR 450 East, Syracuse, and Brandon Woody, 21, currently residing in Wawaka, but formerly of Syracuse, were arrested today on charges of burglary resulting in bodily … Read More

Bomb Squad Responded To Syracuse

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Some individuals may have seen vehicles in Syracuse today noting the South Bend Bomb Squad. There was nothing to be worried about, though, the town wasn’t under attack and no one was in real danger. Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello stated the police department had found a homemade … Read More

Syracuse Police Chief Lauded For Leadership

Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello

INDIANAPOLIS — President Michael Brickner, Valparaiso Police Department, is pleased to announce that Syracuse Chief Tony Ciriello received the 2012 William Sudbury Memorial Leadership Award from the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, at the annual IACP Mid-Winter Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The William Sudbury Memorial Leadership … Read More

Syracuse Adds Prescription Drop Box

Paul Newcomer, left, president-elect of Wawasee Kiwanis, shows how easy it is to drop off expired or unwanted prescription medication at the new medication drop box on the northside of the Syracuse Town Hall. Wawasee Kiwanis donated funds toward the purchase and installation of the box. Shown to the right are Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello and officer Michael Bumbaugh. (Photo by Deb Patterson)

Through a donation from the Wawasee Kiwanis Club, the Syracuse Police Department has installed a medication drop box which allows residents to dispose of expired and unwanted prescription medication, safely. The prescription drop box is located on the northside of the Syracuse Town Hall and is designated for people to … Read More

Membership Growing At Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber

During the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce’s regular board meeting, Jan. 9, Executive Director Tammy Cotton announced four new members had joined the chamber. Members include: Superior Wood Products, Warsaw; Pontoon Restoration Co., Warsaw; Huntington St. Bar & Grill, Syracuse; and Casey’s General Stores Inc., which is based out … Read More

Attempted Abduction In Syracuse ‘Unfounded’

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Syracuse Police say an attempted abduction reported Thursday night is unfounded and the case has been closed. According to a statement left on the StaceyPageOnline.com Facebook page, a Syracuse woman said her son and a neighbor boy, both 6 years old, claimed they were the victims of an … Read More

Ciriello Hoping For Coroner’s Vote

Tony Ciriello

The primary election is less than a day away and Anthony Ciriello, Milford, is hoping his years of experience and training will earn him the nomination of county coroner. “The coroner’s office is an office that nobody wants to deal with. It’s our job to be the final … Read More