NY Man Accused Of Cutting Utility Lines For 4th Time, Police Say

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Vienna, N.Y. — On Tuesday New York State Police in Lee arrested Larry C. Deeley, age 60, from Blossvale, NY for Criminal Tampering 1st degree, a class “D” felony.

Deeley was charged after he was observed striking a utility pole with an ax on Oswego Road in the town of Vienna causing damage. The investigation revealed that Deeley had used an ax to cut the transformer’s ground wires that balanced electrical power to the structures on Oswego Road. This caused surges of power into the structures causing potential grave danger to the residents.

This is the fourth reported incident since July 2020 in which Deeley was suspected of cutting various utility lines that included National Grid, Spectrum, and Verizon.

Deeley was taken into custody without incident and processed at SP Lee. He was transported to Oneida County Jail to await Centralized Arraignment.

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