Oswego Police arrest 2nd person in connection to alleged kidnapping

On the Lookout

UPDATE: On August 14, Oswego City Police arrested Anthony Stringham, 37, who was previously on the run after an alleged kidnapping.

Stringham was arrested at a residence in the Town of Altmar at around 7 p.m. on Friday.

He was taken to the Oswego City Police Department where he was charged with the following:

  • One count of kidnapping in the first degree
  • One count of attempted robbery in the first degree
  • One count of criminal possession of a weapon

He was taken to the Oswego County Jail where he will be held until arraignment in Oswego County CAP Court.


OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Oswego City Police are on the lookout for a second suspect wanted in an alleged kidnapping.

On Sunday, July 26 around 8:45 a.m. police responded to the Kinney Drugs on West Bridge Street in Oswego for a reported kidnapping in progress.

Officers spoke with an adult male and adult female who reported being held against their will and being threatened with a weapon. The man was able to contact a friend for help, who in turn, contacted 911. The pair told police about a dispute over money and the woman was being forced to contact people to get money in exchange for their release.

While on the scene, officers identified Christina J. Hill, 27, as one of the people involved in holding the victims against their will. Another male believed to be involved, Anthony C. Stringham, 37, had fled the scene.

Hill was arrested and charged with kidnapping in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police confidentially at 315-342-8120.


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