A record of some of the more notorious and well-known crimes in the county.
A chronology of crime, in Jefferson County
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Whittlesey
Notorious robbery of state militia money during the War of 1812 (1818).
Henry Evans
Ax murder of some men, and first official execution in Jefferson County (1828)
The Disappearance of William Morgan
Many high-ranking local politicians implicated in a plot to silence a Mason (1831)
Pirate Bill Johnston
The ransacking and burning of the British ship Sir Robert Peel during The Patriots' War (1838)
The Crouch-Daly Murders
Two women murdered in Sackets Harbor by a Madison Barracks soldier (1897)
Mary Farmer
Murdered a woman and became the first woman to die in the electric chair in New York, second woman to be executed in the state, only one from Jefferson County (1908)
The Egan Triple Murder
Murder at an Interstate Route 81 rest-stop near Watertown (1964)
The Unsolved Murder of Irene Izak
Murdered at a rest stop on Wellesley Island, officer questioned (1968)
The Murder of Local Businessman John A. Petrus
Killed by David Kocyla and Wendell G. "Joe" Sweet (1983)
Arthur Shawcross
Local Serial Killer (1972, 1988-1990)
The Unsolved Disappearance of Sean Evans
Two year old disappeared from his yard, may or may not be a crime (May 1984)
Boy kills his friend while playing Dungeons & Dragons
He believed the boy was 'evil' (November 1985)
The Murder of Beatrice Percy and Paul Williams by Charles Fedora
Elderly brother and sister murdered on Gale Street by neighbor (January 1986)
The Murder of Patsy Vineyard
Murdered by a serial killer stationed at Fort Drum, body thrown into the Black River near Sackets Harbor (May 1987)
Stuart Moss
Killed friend and ambushed and killed Dexter Police Chief Samuel Johnson, had shootout with police (September 1987)
Susan Groff killed by boyfriend Philip Guinta
Guinta sodomized, beat and strangled her, claimed it as an "accident" during rough sex (November 1987)
The murder of Doug Berry
Killed by serial killer Gary Evans (1989)
Richard Torturica
Strangled pregnant girlfriend Kathleen LaMarche (February 1990)
Terry Carr
Murdered his step-children and wife, set the house on fire in Felts Mills (June 1990)
The unsolved murder of Tina Hosmer Smith (August 1990)
14-year old Jackie Dacusin lured and murdered by friends on Fort Drum (1992)
The Stabbing and Burning of Christine Vaadi
The murder and burning of a bartender by Daniel Dumas at Tanner's Fireside Inn [Rusted Route] (1994)
Cherie Dobbin stabbed numerous times by "friends" Dustin Noftsier & Patrick McConnell
While watching the movie "Colors" about gang violence (September 1994)
The Anna Petrus Murder in Adams
Beaten with a blunt instrument by Adrian Rusho (1995)
The Murder of Alicia Wasilewski
Body discovered many years later, estranged boyfriend Michael Foster arrested. (May 1996)
The Bonnie Hector Murder
Shot to death outside of her Geico Office in Black River by Provard Jones & accomplice Travis Paul (March 1998)
Michael P. Mayhew commits double-murder suicide when he shoots his girlfriend Mary C. Monroy and Kevin Geer (2004)
Van Waldick Shooting of Ryan Dorr, Kidnapping of Jessica Quinta
Severely wounded his ex-girlfriend's friend and kidnapped her (December 2004)
Edundabira Ojo
The double homicide of sisters Shannon St. Croix and Kelly Exford (2005)
Patrick Rust
The death of a local Fort Drum soldier in mysterious circumstances (March 2007)
EMS Worker Mark Bradley Davis Killed While Helping Suspect (January 30, 2009)

More info needed (including dates, descriptions, and conviction info - but no Watertown Daily Times articles please!):
*Murder of mentally handicapped girl in Brownville, during the 80's? Have names already, need confirmation, date and more info.
*Holly Gilbert murder by McClusky
*Murder of elderly Brownville resident by teenage "friend" and acquaintances