MV Crime Stoppers Wanted of the Week. Have you seen this man?

Rome police are looking for a man convicted of rape who has not registered his change of address.

Police say 37-year-old James A. Howard, whose last known address was Dominick Street in the city, did not report his change of address. The charge is a Class E felony, according to Capt. Kevin James of Rome PD, of the department’s detective division.

The original charge was the 2nd rape a D felony in Utica and was arrested on April 29, 2004, according to James.

James says Howard hasn’t reported his address since 2021.


Wanted: James A. Howard

Date of birth: 04/03/1984 (37)

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 150 pounds

Designation: Black male

Last known address: W. Dominick St. Rome


COR 0168-E (04) Failure to report a change of address Class E felony

Howard has not registered his new address since 2021.

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 on Howard, 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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