Press Release – Sex Abuse Arrests
May 7, 2013 – 8:45 am
Re: Arrests made in two child sex abuse cases
The following subjects have been arrested following the investigation of two separate and unrelated sexual abuse cases.
Kevin L McCann, 41
2870 Stahl Rd
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Charged with Sexual Abuse 1st & Endangering the Welfare of a Child following a report and investigation that he touched a 6 year old female child he had contact with in a sexual manner. McCann was arraigned in Auburn City Court and remanded to the Cayuga County PSB Jail on $2,500 cash bail or bond
Stephen L. Scott, 45
14 Capitol St
Auburn, NY 13021
Charged with Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree following a report and investigation that he touched in a sexual manner a 13 year old female child he had contact with. Scott was arraigned in Auburn City Court and released by the court.
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Public Service Advisory – Solicitors in Auburn
The Auburn Police Department has been receiving complaints of solicitors going door to door in an effort to get residents to change their energy supply. They are asking residents to see their utility bill and to make sure they are receiving their rebate checks. At present there are no companies licensed by the City of Auburn to solicit anyone to change their energy supply and the only currently licensed solicitor in Auburn is LTG Marketing and Development Inc. out of Syracuse, NY who are soliciting on behalf of Verizon FIOS.
The Auburn Police Dept. is advising residents to ask anyone soliciting door to door if they have a license to solicit in the City of Auburn, and to report immediately any inlicensed solicitors. Residents should not give out any information or show any documents to unlicensed solicitors and should obtain as much information as possible about them when reporting them to Police. Anyone with information is requested to call the Auburn Police non-emergency line at 253-3231.
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MVA Personal Injury DWI Arrest
On April 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm Auburn Police responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the area of 85 Wall St near Spring Street. Their vehicle, traveling east on Wall St had crossed the center portion of the roadway into the westbound lane, striking a parked SUV head on. The impact pushed the SUV into another car parked behind it. There was significant damage to the first two vehicles
Upon arrival officers found 5 injured children and one injured adult driver. Another adult occupant in the front seat was uninjured. The driver had 3 of her children in the vehicle and the passenger had 2 of her children in the vehicle. Both adults were intoxicated and the driver was also impaired by drugs.
The children, ranging in age from 1 year old to 10 years old were all unrestrained and suffered from various facial, head and fracture injuries. None were life threatening and the children were transported toAuburnCommunityHospitalfor treatment. The uninjured front seat passenger appears to have been buffered from injury by a 4 year old child who appears was seated on her lap and took the brunt of the impact.
The driver and passenger were charged with multiple offenses and referred to child protective services.
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Sexual Abuse Arrest
Following a 1 month long investigation a 21 year old Auburn woman has been charged with having sexual contact with a 15 year old female child.
Brittany R. Coyle of 208 Genesee St Apt #2 Auburn was charged with several offenses related to this relationship and are as follows:
Sexual Abuse 3rd
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
The incident came to light when the 15 year old disclosed the relationship to a school resource officer. Coyle was 20 at the time the incidents took place which occurred between December 2012 and January 2013.
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Press Release – Dollar General Burglary Arrest
On February 28, 2013 an employee of Dollar General, 343 Genesee St reported property consisting of cash, a credit card and a gift card were taken from her purse kept in the store office.
A review of video surveillance footage revealed a suspect entering the office and stealing those items from the victim’s purse. The same suspect observed on the Dollar General security footage was found to have used the victim’s credit card to make purchases at Walmart, 297 Grant Avenue later the same day following the initial theft.
The suspect’s identity was unknown and eventually detectives contacted Channel 9 News and utilized their “On the Lookout.Net” service and publicly disseminate footage of the suspect on March 27, 2013. Later that same evening a citizen contacted Auburn Police and identified the male as Garrett Bradford.
Further investigation was conducted and on April 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm Bradford was arrested and charged with this incident. Some of the stolen property and some of the property purchased with the victim’s credit card were recovered. Bradford told detectives he was aware he was profiled on television and was expecting the police at some point. Bradford was held pending arraignment.
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Press Release – Eric Hall Arrest
On March 7, 2013 Auburn Police began investigating a string of ongoing identity theft incidents taking place at Auburn area hotels and pizza establishments. The suspect would stay at local hotels providing an apparent valid credit card number to make the reservation and complete the stay. The credit card numbers belonged to people from all over the United States and in one case as far away as Hawaii. None of the card holders had any connection to Auburn.
While staying at the hotel the suspect would then order food to be delivered to his room using the same credit information. The suspect would also ask for cash back while tipping the delivery drivers and keep the excess money. Each time, the various hotels and pizza establishments would learn later when the transactions were fully processed that the card was denied as stolen / compromised. By then the suspect had vacated the hotel room and was gone.
At one point a police officer checking a hotel for a suspect wanted on an unrelated local warrant observed several uneaten pizzas and empty pizza boxes in the room vacated by the suspect he was looking for and advised the investigating detective, providing that persons name.
Further investigation linked that subject to this investigation and an arrest has been made.
On 03/30/2013 Eric W. Hall, 28 a transient, was located in a room at the Holiday Inn, 75 North St in Auburn. He was charged with several offenses related to these incidents, charges regarding the unrelated, outstanding warrant and was found in possession of a hypodermic needle when arrested.
Identity Theft 2nd (Felony – 2 counts)
Identity Theft 3rd (Misd – 1 count)
Theft of Services (Misd – 4 counts)
Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument (Misd – 1 count)
Petit Larceny (Misd – 1 count)
* Businesses are reminded to verify and match the identification of anyone using a credit card with the credit card information provided.*
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Patrick Shea / 315-255-4703
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Press Release – Traffic Stop
On March 26, 2013 at 1:08 am Officer David Edmunds stopped a vehicle in the area of 168 Grant Avenue for a window tint traffic violation.
During the traffic stop Ofc Edmunds detected a strong odor of marihuana emitting from the vehicle and Officer Matthew Hare arrived to assist with further investigation. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the presence of 9 oz of marihuana.
A passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of a prohibited knife.
The following person(s) were charged related to this incident;
Steven R. Flynn
3307 Depot Rd, Upper Apt —
Charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana 3rd, E-Felony & Ticketed for the window tint violation
Ryan S. Farrell
8921 Oakland St
Charged with Weapons Carriage Prohibited, Violation
Farrell was released on an appearance ticket to appear in Auburn City Court at a later date
Flynn was later released on $750.00 bail and scheduled to appear in Auburn City Court at a later date
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Singletary Rape Arrest
On today’s date the Auburn Police Detective Bureau reports the arrest of NYS Parolee, William Singletary Jr., a Level 2 Sex Offender, for the alleged rape of a sixteen year old City of Auburn resident.
The investigation began after a complaint was filed by the victim and a concerned family member. The victim reportedly met Singletary a few days earlier and that Singletary posed as a seventeen year old male and used a phony name. The victim told Police that she was falsely summoned to Singletary’s local hotel on March 13, 2013; under the assumption a family member was present. The victim told Police that upon arriving the family member was not present and the rape occurred. The victim did not indicate that force was used. The victim reportedly found Singletary’s identification in his room and determined his name and true age.
A subsequent investigation into the matter substantiated the victim’s allegations. Singletary, who was already being detained in the Cayuga County Jail on an unrelated Parole Detainer, was interviewed and cooperated with investigators. Singletary was arrested at CCJ and held pending arraignment in the City of Auburn Court on 03/22/2013. The Rape 3rd charge is a result of the victim being unable to consent due to the age difference between the two.
Auburn Police are asking that anyone having additional information related to this case, or similar contact with Singletary is asked to please contact Det. B. Bergenstock at (315) 258-9880 or 253-3231. All callers can remain anonymous.
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Press Release – Scott Arrests
At 3:17am Saturday March 16, 2013, Auburn Police Officers responded to 73 Wall Street on the report of a domestic disturbance involving two brothers. Upon Officers arrival the two brothers Kenneth Scott Jr. and Martin Scott were actively involved in a loud and tumultuous argument with each other in front of their home. Police attempted to calm the parties down and resolve the situation but both Scott’s refused to listen to police orders.
Martin Scott was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct for making unreasonable noise and using abusive and obscene language in the front yard of his home. As Martin Scott was being placed into a patrol vehicle Kenneth Scott Jr. became agitated towards Police and began yelling and swearing. Scott Jr. was then advised he was under arrest as well and when Police went to take him into custody Scott Jr. attempted to run from Police. A short struggle ensued and Scott Jr. was eventually taken into custody.
During Scott Jr.’s arrest his father Kenneth Scott Sr. arrived on scene and tried to interfere with his son’s arrest by pushing arresting Officers who were placing Scott Jr. into custody. Officer’s then attempted to place Scott Sr. under arrest and he began to resist. During the struggle to place Scott Sr. into custody he proceeded to punch one Officer in the face and caused a hand injury to another Officer. Scott Sr. was subsequently taken into custody. Both Officers’ sought treatment of their injuries at Auburn Community Hospital and were both released back to duty.
All three Scott’s were transported to Auburn Police Headquarters and processed. Martin Scott was subsequently released on an appearance ticket pending his arraignment in Auburn City Court on Thursday March 21, 2013. Scott Jr. and Scott Sr. were both arraigned by Judge McKeon at Auburn City Court at 9:15am this morning and subsequently remanded to the Cayuga County Jail. Bail was set on Scott Jr. in the amount of $500.00 cash. Scott Sr. was denied bail at this time pending his reappearance in Auburn City Court on Monday 18 March 2013.
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Sex Abuse Investigation / Arrest
On March 15, 2013 at about 9:00 am Auburn Police Department detectives arrested the following subject for various crimes following two separate child sex abuse investigations.
James E. Quinn Sr, 76, of 150 S. Fulton St Apt #1 Auburn was charged with the following:
Sexual Abuse 1st Degree
Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
Coercion 2nd Degree
The charges stem from an investigation initially reported to police in July 2008 however insufficient evidence for an arrest existed at that time. New evidence was developed and the investigation was reopened.
During the inquiry into the prior event a new, previously unknown victim came to light. The second victim was reportedly threatened by the defendant at the time of her abuse not to tell anyone about his actions and she did not until now. The victims are both females who had contact with Quinn and were 8 and 11 years of age respectively at the time each were abused.
If anyone has any additional information related to this defendant please contact Det Jeffery Mead at 315-255-4702
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