SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Detectives with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Warrants Unit are seeking the public’s help in locating Kenneth Richardson, 61, who has failed to make court appearances on driving while intoxicated charges.
One of the charges followed a crash in September of 2018 in which Richardson was operating a Minivan on Interstate 81 north near Brewerton. Another driver saw Richardson’s van swerving on the highway, called 911 and followed the van. Police say the witness helped Richardson out of the vehicle after it had crashed into a water filled ditch.
In March of this year, North Syracuse Police responded to the residence of Richardson’s estranged wife regarding a stolen vehicle complaint. Police say Richardson was involved in another DWI accident (investigated by the State Police) with the stolen vehicle. State Police initially charged Richardson with the Felony AUO and DWI, and subsequently with the unauthorized use after learning the car was stolen.
Richardson is from the Syracuse area and believed to be staying with associates and/or acquaintances, and frequenting area soup kitchens for meals. “While we have had people help us out as to where he has been, we’ve been one step behind him,” says Warrant Unit Supervisor Sgt. Mike Norton. “It would be great if somebody in the public gave us a call and told us where he is now.”
He has past arrests for DWI, assault, drugs, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, unlawful imprisonment and menacing.
Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s Warrants Unit Confidential tip line at (315) 435-3032.