The City of Rome Police Department is looking for a local man on a bench warrant after failing to appear following an assault charge, according to Detective Shane Riolo of the Rome PD, who announced the latest Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week.

Police are searching for 19-year-old Joseph M. Mendoza Jr. of Rome in relation to a Rome City Court Bench Warrant. The Bench Warrant is for felony Assault in the Second Degree stemming from an assault that occurred involving a weapon in the month of June of 2023. Mendoza has failed to appear for his scheduled court date.

Wanted Person of the Week

Joseph M. Mendoza Jr.

19 years old

Height: 5’4”

Weight: 140 lbs.

 Riolo says Mendoza has no known address but may be in the Rome Area. 

If you have any information about Hajdasz's whereabouts, please deliver your tip via Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers.

 


Police are asking for calls and tips to be made to the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers tip line, anonymously at 1-866-730-8477.

Police added as a reminder that "everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

Authorities say, sharing this story with friends and family and on social media increases the chance of keeping our neighborhoods safe. Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% anonymous and cash rewards are given to people who deliver credible and accurate information which results in the arrest of wanted persons. 

Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is a community based program that is 100% completely anonymous, allowing people to deliver tips privately without fear of retribution. Crime Stoppers also offers cash rewards to people who provide information that lets to a suspect's arrest.

If you have any information about Mendoza, contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers. You can place a 100% anonymous tip several ways.

1) Through this site by clicking submit a tip

2) Directly at www.p3tips.com

3) By calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS)

4) by downloading the Android app P3TIPS

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Crime Stoppers asks that tips are not submitted through Facebook Messenger. All tips must go through the tip lines.

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[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Rome Police Department.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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