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Geneva man gets probation for burglary, rape

Geneva man gets probation for burglary, rape
A Geneva man tied to a local murder was sentenced to 10 years of probation for burglary and rape. Ontario County Court Judge Kristina Karle Wednesday sentenced Lloyd Moore Jr., 27, to 10 years of probation after he completed one year of trouble-free interim probation. In July 2018, former Ontario County Court Judge William Kocher had previously accepted Moore’s guilty... more

Ex-deputy pleads guilty to falsifying time cards

Ex-deputy pleads guilty to falsifying time cards
A former Cayuga County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to remaining charges he was facing in connection with a scheme to submit fraudulent time cards. Robert L. Brown, 42, of 301 Indian Field Road, Genoa, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cayuga County Criminal Court to first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, and official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. The... more

Cayuga County man sentenced to 4 years in prison for probation violation

Cayuga County man sentenced to 4 years in prison for probation violation
A Genoa man was sentenced Wednesday in Cayuga County Court to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. William E. Harrington, 34, was convicted in February 2016 of third-degree rape, a class E felony, and third-degree sexual abuse, a class B misdemeanor. He admitted to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old girl in... more

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector

Winery owner files $14 million lawsuit against Schuyler deputy, Town of Hector
The co-owner of a Schuyler County winery filed a $14 million federal civil-rights lawsuit against a deputy with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Hector. John Zuccarino, owner of Silver Springs Winery in Burdett, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in response to an alleged incident from September 2018 and its aftermath. On Sept. 25, Joshua Mikkelsen, a Town of... more

Lake Ontario Landowners Association suing IJC for damages

Lake Ontario Landowners Association suing IJC for damages
The Lake Ontario Association held a rally in Sandy Creek on Saturday and announced the first of many lawsuits they intend to file against the International Joint Commission. Landowners are seeking damages from flooding and erosion in both 2017 and 2019. The president of the organization says they will hold similar rallies in Rochester and Buffalo. Read more from LocalSYR.com more

Bron Bohlar sentenced for role in murder of couple in Sodus

Former Texas police officer to be sentenced in connection to Sodus double murder
The former Texas police officer who was involved in a plot to murder two people in the Village of Sodus was sentenced on Thursday. Bron Bohlar will serve 1-3 years in prison on a conspiracy charge as part of a plea deal he made with the prosecution. When the plea agreement was originally reached, prosecutors said Bohlar helped Timothy Dean... more

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Seneca Falls man pleads guilty to child porn charge
A Seneca Falls man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Matthew Urquhart, 32, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a lifetime of post-release supervision and a possible $250,000 fine. Prosecutors say Urquhart was trading child pornography from his Seneca Falls home. A search of two residences he lived in at the time turned up images... more

State prison for former Canandaigua manager who used corporate credit cards for personal use

State prison for former Canandaigua manager who used corporate credit cards for personal use
A woman will serve state prison for swiping over $14,000 from a variety of her employers. State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran sentenced Melissa Hardy, 47, to 1- 3 years and she has to pay $14,490 in restitution, plus an additional $2,126 in transportation causes after being extradited from Florida after missing her court appearances. Hardy pled guilty to three... more

Phelps woman indicted, accused of embezzling $750K from local employer

Phelps woman embezzled over $750K from local employer
The Phelps woman who worked for Finger Lakes Conveyors, Inc. as director of finance from 2013 to 2017 was officially indicted on Tuesday. Karen Owens, 54, was indicted on charges of wire fraud and bank fraud. She’s accused of embezzling over $750,000 in funds from FLC’s bank account. She wrote 550 unauthorized checks to herself in order to pay off... more

Geneva man gets 9 years for selling drugs

Geneva man gets 9 years for selling drugs
Ontario County Judge Brian Dennis sentenced a Geneva man to a lengthy prison term Tuesday for selling drugs last fall. District Attorney Jim Ritts said Ryan Reeder, 37, was sentenced to nine years in prison for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (class B felony). He was convicted of that charge in a jury trial earlier this year. Reeder... more

Alex Rideout scheduled to meet with parole board this week

Alex Rideout scheduled to meet with parole board this week
A man convicted of charges related to his father’s 2016 homicide is going before the parole board this week. Alex Rideout was convicted of tampering with evidence in the death of his father, Craig Rideout, while mother and brother were both found guilty of murder. Rideout is scheduled to be interviewed by the parole board this week after meeting the... more

Code enforcement official indicted over The Olney Place dispute

Former official in Town of Barrington indicted
A Yates County grand jury has indicted a former town of Barrington code enforcement officer on felony charges related to paperwork he allegedly issued for a taproom at The Olney Place, the district attorney announced Wednesday. John Griffin was indicted on charges of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and issuing a false certificate. The indictment... more

Judge orders DNA swab from Geneva teen accused of rape

Judge orders DNA swab from Geneva teen accused of rape
A Geneva teen accused of the forcible rape of a woman had his DNA collected in court. On Thursday in Ontario County Court, Nigel Tolbert, 19, appeared alongside his attorney, James Napier, as the DNA was collected by City of Geneva Police Department per the request of Ontario County First Assistant District Attorney Jason MacBride. Tolbert was charged in October... more

Canandaigua man sentenced to prison for head-butting woman

Canandaigua man sentenced to prison for head-butting woman
The courts encouraged a Canandaigua man to get the help he needs while serving a state prison sentence for head-butting a woman and violating an order of protection. On Wednesday, Ontario County Court Judge Kitty Karle sentenced Daniel Sims, 26, to two and one-third to seven years for two counts of first-degree aggravated family offense and first-degree aggravated contempt. “It’s... more

Drug dealer asks for mercy prior to sentencing in Ontario Co.

Drug dealer asks for mercy prior to sentencing in Ontario Co.
A Wayne County man was sentenced in Ontario County Court to 5-years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. On Wednesday in Ontario County Court Torey Smith, 30, was sentenced by Ontario County court Judge Kristina Karle to 5 years in state prison plus 2 years of post release supervision for two counts of third degree criminal sale... more

Pinewood Manor arsonist sentenced to state prison and restitution

Pinewood Manor arsonist sentenced to state prison and restitution
A 61-year-old woman was sentenced to three and a half years in state prison for an arson she started at a Canandaigua hotel in the wake of a relationship breakup. On Wednesday, Cheryl Buckley was sentenced by Ontario County Court Judge Kristina Karle after she previously pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted arson. “I just want to say that I’m very... more

Craig Rideout’s sister opposes Alex’s early release

Craig Rideout’s sister opposes Alex’s early release
It’s been three years since the Penfield father of seven, Craig Rideout, was murdered. His body was dumped in Yates County. His estranged wife Laura Rideout and his son Colin were convicted of murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Craig Rideout. Alex Rideout, another son, was convicted of tampering with evidence and could get an early release... more
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