This week's WIBX Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week comes from Patrolman James Richardson of the Rome City Police Department.

Authorities say, sharing this story with friends and family and on social media increases the chance of keeping our neighborhoods safe. Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% anonymous and cash rewards are given to people who deliver credible and accurate information which results in the arrest of wanted persons. 

Name: Ashley M. Balandis, 33

DOB: 04/06/1988

Description: White Female, 5’03, 150 lbs, brown wavy hair, green eyes.

Police say, Balandis has 3 active arrest warrants out of Rome City Court for Burglary 2nd, a class C felony, Assault 3rd, a class A misdemeanor and Harassment 2nd, a violation.

These warrants have been issued in relation to a domestic incident that occurred in the City of Rome, according to Rome City Patrolman James Richardson.  He says, Balandis is accused of unlawfully entering a residence and physically attacking a male and female relative within the residence. As a result of the alleged attack, the male sustained a physical injury, said Richardson.

Police say If anyone comes into contact with Balandis, they should not approach her. Police are asking for calls to be made to the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers tip line anonymously at 1-866-730-8477.

Richardson added as a reminder that "everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."


Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is a community based program that is 100% completely anonymous, allowing people to deliver tips privately without fear of retribution. Crime Stoppers also offers cash rewards to people who provide information that lets to a suspect's arrest.

If you have any information about Ashley Balandis contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers. You can place a 100% anonymous tip several ways.

1) Through this site by clicking submit a tip

2) Directly at

3) By calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS)

4) by downloading the Android app P3TIPS

Crime Stoppers asks that tips are not submitted through Facebook Messenger. All tips must go through the tip lines.

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