16 March 2020

  Major Philip T. Rougeux
  Troop D Commander



On March 14, 2020, State Police responded to 101 Meadow Road in the village of Elbridge for a reported Robbery that just occurred.

The complainant stated three males and a female drove over to his residence, threatened him with a knife and took his cell phone.  The suspects then left in a white van in an unknown direction.  As patrols searched for the suspect vehicle, a town of Camillus Police Officer observed the van and stopped it on Route 690 near the State Fairgrounds. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The investigation revealed the three individuals went to the victim’s residence, held a knife to the victim and stole his cell phone and three bags of marijuana.

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Dylan E. Welsh, age 22 from Syracuse, NY  was charged with Robbery 1st degree, class “B” felony and Burglary 2nd degree, class “C” felony
  • Messiah A. Bethea, age 21 from Syracuse, NY was charged with Robbery 1st degree, class “B” felony
  • 18-year-old male was charged with Robbery 1st degree, class “B” felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, class “A” misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree


All three were transported to the Onondaga County Justice Center for centralized arraignment and held on $25,000 cash bail.



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