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The Times
  • Area men arrested in sweep of Utica's Conkling Park

  • Numerous men, including two from Herkimer and one from Frankfort, have been charged following an undercover operation at Roscoe Conkling Park in South Utica that was triggered by numerous complaints of men engaging in sexual acts, city police said.

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  • Numerous men, including two from Herkimer and one from Frankfort, have been charged following an undercover operation at Roscoe Conkling Park in South Utica that was triggered by numerous complaints of men engaging in sexual acts, city police said.
    It was reported that the men would meet each other for the purposes of engaging in sexual acts on themselves and each other. They would also accost people passing by, often times propositioning them while exposing themselves, police said.
    When officers checked this area, they found several discarded items used during the acts as well as blankets, clothing and undergarments.
    As a result, the police Special Operations Unit conducted an investigation utilizing an undercover officer.
    The officer walked the area of the park and was approached numerous times by men, who would then expose themselves and masturbate, police said.
    On several occasions, a suspect would allegedly grab the officer in a sexual manner while propositioning him.
    These crimes occurred on the roadway, trails, and woods in the park, which is well traveled by vehicles, walkers and runners.
    The following arrests were made:
    Brian G. Slocum, 54, State Route 12B, Deansboro
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Marc N. Stagliano, 58, Oldfield Drive, Herkimer
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    William H. Williams, 53, Whitesboro Street, Yorkville
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    George C. Brockett, 79, Steuben Hill Road, Herkimer
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Joseph S. Aiello, 66, Lansing Street, Utica
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Robert E. Havranek, 77, Waterford Street, New Hartford
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Richard J. Emmert, 69, Bolton Road, New Hartford
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Timothy M. Wissenbach, 55, Noyes Street, Utica
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Patrick H. Murray, 47, Old Oneida Road, Rome
    •Exposure of a person, a violation
    •Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor
    Francis J. Grippe, 54, Mann Street, Frankfort
    •Harassment 2nd, a violation
    •Forcible Touching, a misdemeanor
    Michael F. Leary, 67, Jones Road, Sauquoit
    •Harassment 2nd, a violation
    •Forcible Touching, a misdemeanor
    Craig A. Hood, 60, Sunset Avenue Utica
    •Exposure of a person, a violation

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