According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, on January 27th at about 11:12 pm, Vernon Police and Sheriff Deputies were called to Vernon Apartments at 5233 E Seneca Street in the Village of Vernon for a suspicious package located on the porch of one of the apartments.

Deputies secured the area and due to the nature of the item on the porch, requested the New York State Police Bomb Technicians to respond to the scene to deem the item safe.

The item was deemed safe and the investigation into the incident is ongoing.