Utica, NY (WIBX) - Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara has announced the formation of the Oneida County Burglary Task Force.McNamara says the Task Force is a temporary multi-agency effort to combat the recent, sharp increase in the number of burglaries in the county.

Agencies involved include State Police, the Utica, Rome, New Hartford, Whitesboro, Yorkville, Vernon and New York Mills Police Departments, along with the County Sheriff's Office.

The Task Force is continuing to ask for help from the public in gathering information to further investigate leads regarding several burglaries.

Residents are being urged to be aware of any suspicious activity and to report it immediately to their local law enforcement agency.