Crime Stoppers wanted person, police are looking for this man

Four local police departments are looking for a Rome man on multiple warrants, including weapons charges. Police are looking for Joseph E. Flock, 40, who is known to have last lived in the Rome area.

Flock is wanted by Oneida City Police for felony possession of a firearm, according to Oneida Police Sgt. Mike Burgess. Burgess says Flock is also wanted by New Hartford Police, Marcy State Police and the Rome City Police Department.

Burgess said Oneida’s warrant stemmed from an incident that occurred around 1:55 p.m. Jan. 2 at a business on Genesee Street in Oneida.


Agency: Oneida City Police Department

Name: Joseph E. Flock

Date of birth: 22/11/1981 (40 years old)

Descriptors: Caucasian, 5’10, 165lbs, brown hair, brown eyes

Location: Last known in the Rome area


· Warrant #1 – (Oneida City Police via Madison County Superior Court):

o Criminal Possession of a 2nd Weapon (Firearm) (Class C felony) – Indicted by Grand Jury

Warrant #2 – (New Hartford Police):

o Trespass (violation)

Warrant #3 – (New York State Police – Marcy)

o Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5e (Class A Misdemeanor)

Warrant #4 – (Rome Police)

o Criminal possession of a 3e weapon (class D felony)

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

The police added to remind that “everyone is innocent until proven guilty in court”.

According to authorities, sharing this story with friends and family and on social media increases the chances of keeping our neighborhoods safe. Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% anonymous and cash rewards are given to people who provide credible and accurate information that results in the arrest of wanted people.

Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is a completely anonymous, community-based program, allowing people to give advice privately without fear of reprisal. Crime Stoppers also offers cash rewards to individuals who provide information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

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

1) Via this site by clicking on Submit advice

2) Directly on

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

4) by downloading the P3TIPS Android app

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


[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  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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