A Woodgate man has been arrested for burglary.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Michael Odonnell of Woodgate allegedly entered a home on White Lake at about 1:30 AM  on July 3, while the homeowners were asleep inside.

Deputies say Odonnell removed several items from the residence, but his image was captured by the video security camera at the home and he was later identified.

Odonnell was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.

Odonnell was arraigned in CAP Court, where he was released on his own recognizance, and is scheduled to appear in Forestport Town Court on August 2.

An order of protection was issued by the court for Odonnell to stay away from the victim and his residence.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]
DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAM FOR SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol says the sign-up period for the next civil service entrance exam to become a Sheriff’s Deputy is open now through Friday, July 29.

The exam will be given on August 17.

You can apply for the exam here.

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Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 08/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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