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Dundee man indicted by grand jury on manslaughter charge

A Dundee man could be facing anywhere from 5 to 15 years in prison, if convicted on the charge that a grand jury leveled against him. Charles Taylor, 25, of Dundee was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal injection of a narcotic drug, along with two misdemeanor charges of making a punishable false... more

Sex offender denies having sex with 13-year-old in Cayuga County

A Level 2 sex offender has denied having oral sex with a 13-year-old in Cayuga County. In November 2016, 38-year-old Keith A. Hilliard, of Skaneateles, was arrested and charged with felony second-degree criminal sex act and failing to report a change of status. At the time, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office said Hilliard had oral sex with a child under... more

More cases involving suspended Auburn corrections officer dismissed

Three more criminal cases were dismissed and another postponed in Cayuga County Court Thursday in light of an ongoing investigation at Auburn Correctional Facility. Late last month, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision launched an investigation at the prison after Corrections Officer Matthew Cornell admitted planting a weapon on an inmate. The Citizen: Read More more

Geneva teens reject 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery

The Geneva teens accused of robbing a Hobart and William Smith Colleges student at gunpoint in August while out of jail on bail for a riot charge have again turned down a plea deal that would have them spend 10 years in prison. With the deal now off the table, Jemar M. McCall, 19, and his 16-year-old accomplice, not identified... more

Ithaca homicide, standoff suspect found unfit to stand trial

The Dryden man accused of shooting a UPS driver in a Walmart parking lot and running over his body last month has been found incompetent by a Tompkins County judge. Judge John Rowley ruled Thursday morning that Justin Barkley, 38, will go to a secure hospital for treatment. His ruling came after just a five minute hearing, during which two... more

Supervising judges reappointed for 7th Judicial District

Ontario County Judge William Kocher, has been reappointed to serve as the 7th Judicial District’s supervising judge for the criminal courts in 2017. Kocher was among the nine supervising judges reappointed statewide for 2017 by State Supreme Court Justice Craig Doran, administrative judge for the eight-county 7th Judicial District. Also, selected to again serve as the supervising judge for the... more

Gorham woman who stole from employer pleads guilty to charges

A Gorham woman who stole more than $3,000 from her employer while she was on probation for a similar offense is looking at prison time. Kristin Feliciano, 49, of Gorham pleaded guilty Friday in Ontario County Court to grand larceny, falsifying business records and violation of probation. She will be sentenced March 27 by Judge William Kocher to 2 1/3... more

Mother, daughter team charged with selling heroin out of in-home daycare

A mother and daughter were Jan. 13 after investigators allegedly purchased drugs from them at the home daycare they were operating in the town of Arcadia. After a two-month long investigation  into the sales of heroin from a town of Arcadia home, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, in conjunction with members of the Wayne Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Erin... more

Marion woman charged with driving while intoxicated

A Marion woman was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated driving while intoxicated, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from lane unsafely, improper right turn and failure to keep right, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies said. Christy Switzer, 39, was charged following a traffic stop on Cory Hill Road. She was allegedly found to have a blood-alcohol content of .20 percent, deputies said.... more

Traffic stop leads to North Rose man’s arrest

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies charged a North Rose man Jan. 15 following a traffic stop on Lake Bluff Road in Huron. Daryl Grass, 59, of Route 414, North Rose,was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely, deputies said. Grass was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent. He was issued appearance tickets... more

BACK TO JAIL: Barto surrenders to deputies in Seneca Co. Court

Former Waterloo Justice Roger Barto is headed back to jail. The last-minute move to modify Barto’s sentence by attorney Gary Muldoon was not accepted. Muldoon argued that a modification to the sentence could be made, and offered house arrest as an alternative. The reason for the modification: A medical condition. The details of the medical condition were not released by... more

Illegal immigrant sentenced for kidnapping Ontario County teen

An illegal immigrant was sentenced in Ontario County Court on Friday to serve 18 years to life in a New York state prison for taking a 14-year-old Ontario County girl out of the state. Carlos Vail-Mateo, a 25-year-old Guatemalan citizen who was deported from the U.S. in 2011 and re-entered the country through the Mexican border, was convicted by a... more

Ex-Unity House counselor pleads guilty to rape after sexual relationship with resident

An Auburn woman has admitting to having a sexual relationship with a resident she was supervising as a counselor at Unity House of Cayuga County. Evonne Servais, of 73 Wall St., said she was working as a residence counselor at Unity House in 2015 when she had sexual contact with a client for several months. The 33-year-old was subsequently charged... more

Auburn Community Hospital denies ‘false reports’ claim; lawsuit filed against facility, employees

Auburn Community Hospital was sent reeling this week after a lawsuit was filed by a former nurse, who now lives in Memphis. The allegation inside the suit claims that five employees filed false police reports on January 29th, 2016. The complaint was officially filed on January 5th by Franklin and Billi-Jo Orr. Their complaint filed against Auburn Hospital asserts emotional... more

As Karlsen awaits trial in California, judge hears appeal on murder conviction in New York

As Karl Karlsen awaits a trial in California, his murder case in New York took another twist Tuesday. Seneca County District Attorney Barry Porsch and well-known appeals attorney John Cirando argued Karlsen’s case before the Fourth Judicial Department of state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Rochester. Karlsen is hoping to overturn his conviction on second-degree murder in the 2008 death... more

Sodus man allegedly found with stolen property

A Sodus man was charged Wayne County sheriff’s deputies following a complaint at a relative’s house. Austin Hogan, 22, was arrested following a complaint on Bay Street in Sodus where it was reported that he had stolen property, deputies said. While investigating the incident, deputies said, Hogan was allegedly found to be in possession of the stolen property. Deputies also located a small quantity... more

Clifton Springs couple offered 30 years to life in predatory sexual assault case

A plea deal has been put on the table for the Clifton Springs couple accused of committing a series of sex crimes against children that would have them spend 30 years to life in prison in exchange for an admission of guilt. The Ontario County District Attorney’s Office has made the offer to Tristan Mayes, 32, and Janiet Simonds, 26,... more

Wolcott woman allegedly uses ATM card to steal money

A Wolcott woman was charged with first-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny after she allegedly drew money out of another person’s account. According to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies, Jennifer Brewster-Miller, 35, was arrested Jan. 11th on a warrant out of Sodus Town Court. The arrest stems from an incident last month when Brewster- Miller allegedly used the victim’s ATM card to... more
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