UPDATE: The Town of DeWitt Police Department has told NewsChannel 9 that Deredita was arrested on Aug. 13 for this incident and once again on Aug. 15 for two additional incidents since.

Police say Deredita was found at a local hospital and was arrested there for the charges stemming from the pursuit and domestic incident preceding the pursuit. He was charged with Criminal Mischief 3rd, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Unlawful Fleeing, Reckless Driving and numerous traffic violations. 

Then on Aug. 13, DeWitt Officers were dispatched to the same address in the 400 block of Stillwell Circle around 8:31 a.m. for another report of a Domestic Incident that had just occurred. 

Deredita had allegedly showed up at the residence and had pushed his way into the residence, grabbed the victim’s car keys and stole their vehicle, and Officers were unable to locate him after.

Finally on Aug. 15, the DeWitt Police Department was dispatched back to the same address in the 400 block of Stillwell Circle around 1:00 p.m. as he was allegedly back again. Deredita was located inside the residence and was taken into custody without incident. The stolen vehicle from Aug. 13 had returned to the residence at this point. 

Deredita was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, Criminal Contempt 1st Degree and Grand Larceny 4thDegree stemming from the incident on Aug. 13. Deredita was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center to await arraignment. 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Town of DeWitt Police Department are looking for an East Syracuse man wanted for allegedly trying to break into a house, crashing into a police car and leading police on a chase.

40-year-old John Deredita is wanted by DeWitt Police Officers after a series of events that started on Thursday morning, August 10 at 8:14 a.m. with a report of a domestic incident on Stillwell Circle in East Syracuse.

Once DeWitt Police Officers arrived at the house, they saw Deredita leaving the area in a white Volkswagen Jetta. It was reported that Deredita was trying to break into the residence. 

Officers then followed Deredita, and tried to conduct a traffic stop, when he drove off, striking a DeWitt patrol vehicle and speeding off.

Officers chased after Deredita’s vehicle on I-481 South to I-690 Westbound to I-81 Northbound to Eastbound onto Taft Road and back towards the Town of Manlius. He continued Westbound on Collamer Road to Westbound East Molloy Road into Mattydale and onto Brewerton Road, where police then called off the pursuit.

Deredita is now wanted by the Town of DeWitt Police Department for the following:

  • Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
  • Obstruction of Governmental Administration
  • Unlawful Fleeing
  • Numerous vehicle and traffic violations. 

If anyone has information regarding the incident, they are encouraged to contact the Dewitt Police Department at 315-449-3640 or by email at tips@townofdewitt.com.