According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, the Sheriff's Office has a police presence on South James St in the City of Rome.

The Sheriff's Office was investigating a reported domestic incident complaint. During the deputies investigation, it was determined Amy Tennant, 43, of Rome got into a verbal domestic with the victim. From the victim, the domestic incident was over the couple's pet fish. During the argument Amy became very upset and intentionally poured floor cleaner into the fish tank, killing the fish it contained. Amy was arrested and charged with one count of animal cruelty.