Thompson Health doctor among those charged in Wayne Co. prostitution investigation

Six men were charged on Wednesday with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution after a town of Ontario resident tipped off Wayne County sheriff’s deputies about an ad on a social media website. The tip lead deputies to Backpage.com and an ad posted by a female, unidentified by police, who was soliciting money for sex in the Ontario area. FingerLakes1.com... more

Seneca Falls man faces felony charge, plus others after burglary investigation

On Thursday at 7:14 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Kenneth M. Nierenberger, 28, of Seneca Falls following a burglary investigation. Police were called to Balsley Rd. after an apartment tenant returned home to find her apartment ransacked, items broken, and items missing. As a result of the investigation police charged Nierenberger with the misdemeanors of criminal... more

Weedsport woman admits stealing nearly $200,000 through tax, power of attorney fraud

A Weedsport woman has admitted to stealing nearly $200,000 by filing false tax reports and abusing her power of attorney. Last year, Susan King, 53, was charged with five felonies: two counts of first-degree offering false instruments, two counts of repeated failure to file taxes, and one count of second-degree grand larceny. However, on Thursday, Cayuga County Chief Assistant District... more

Red Creek mother charged with assaulting weeks-old child

State police charged a Wayne County mother after they say her 7-week-old child showed up at the hospital with broken bones. Melissa Blanchard, 22 of Red Creek, is charged with reckless assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers say the child was taken to an Oswego hospital earlier this month where he was found to have three fractures.... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after investigation into sale of Fentanyl

Deputies in Seneca County arrested a Seneca Falls man on two drug charges after an investigation into the sale of fentanyl on April 11th. Fentanyl is a highly addictive and dangerous synthetic opiate which is commonly sold as an alternative to heroin and has resulted in many fatal overdoses nationwide. On April 24th at approximately 7:30 pm deputies arrested Derek... more

Auburn Deputy Police Chief who pleaded guilty to DWAI will return to work next week

The Deputy Police Chief who was suspended after his arrest earlier this month will return to work next week. Roger Anthony, 44, will return to his role as deputy police chief Wednesday, according to Jeff Dygert, the Auburn City Manager. Anthony has been on administrative leave without pay after being arrested on April 1st in the town of Aurelius. “The... more

Seneca Falls man charged after domestic incident

On Wednesday at 7:58 pm the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Matthew A. Williams, 25, of Seneca Falls following a domestic incident. Police responded and investigated a domestic incident involving Williams and another town resident. Police say he intentionally damaged a motor vehicle and prevented the victim from calling for police assistance. As a result of the investigation,... more

Rochester driver ticketed after investigation into fatal Ontario Co. crash

An investigation into a fatal accident, which happened back in January has been completed in Ontario County. The Sheriff’s Office says that a vehicle operated by Michael Nichols, 32, of Rochester was southbound on County Rd. 20 and a vehicle operated by Crystal Roche-Mercado, 29, of Geneva was traveling west on County Rd. 4 when Nichols failed to stop —... more

Odessa resident charged in meth lab bust

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 40-year-old Odessa resident was arrested after deputies discovered materials to produce meth during a traffic stop. Torrie M. Savunen was charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine — a Class D felony after allegedly possessing two or more items of laboratory equipment. He was arraigned in Montour Falls Village Court and remanded to... more

IPD says officer accused of ‘pulling gun on person’ in Florida, no longer employed by City

According to officials, an officers with the Ithaca Police Department is ‘no longer employed’ after a pair of incidents, which crossed state boundaries. Matthew Lee Pagliaro, 51, was with the IPD for nearly 20 years, according to the Ithaca Voice. He was charged with driving while intoxicated in Newfield. Another incident took place in Florida, where he allegedly pulled a... more

MOTHER CHARGED: 4-year-old gets into medicine, hospitalized several days after being found unresponsive

A Clifton Springs woman was charged after investigators say she failed to secure prescription medication, allowing a 4-year-old child to ingest a large quantity of it. Deputies charged Jennifer Lynn Rice, 27, of Clifton Springs with endangering the welfare of a child after an investigation revealed that she failed to secure medication on April 17th allowing a child to ingest... more

Pair sent to Strong after motorcycle crash in Victor; driver charged with DWI

On April 24th around 12:53 am deputies in Ontario County arrested a Victor man after he was involved in a crash on High St. Deputies say that James Rigby, 56, of Victor was traveling north on High St. in Victor when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He had a passenger, according to deputies, but neither party suffered... more

Police: Waterloo man stole car, quickly crashed it

On April 20th at 11:33 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Waterloo man after he was involved in a car crash. Officers say that Justin Leyden, 29, of Waterloo was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. The charges stem from an incident where... more

Geneva man charged with felony DWI

A 26-year-old Geneva man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, as well as aggravated driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Carter Rd. Deputies say Curtice E. Davis, of Geneva was arrested on the felony charge after it was learned that he had a previous conviction. His blood-alcohol content was also found to be higher than .18 percent.... more

Traffic stop leads to possession charge in Seneca Falls

On Sunday around 2:58 am a pair of Waterloo residents were arrested by Seneca Falls Police after a traffic stop was conducted on Chapel St. Officers say that Mark P. Pontius, 53, and Kristie L. Pontius, 41 — both of Waterloo — were arrested after a traffic stop where the operator of the vehicle failed to signal. Officers say the... more

Driver charged with DWAI after cash into guardrail in Canandaigua

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Livonia man was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after a minor single-vehicle crash in Canandaigua. Deputies say Joshua Carl Cuthbertson, 33, of Livonia was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as criminal possession of a controlled substance after an incident where he drove his car... more

State Police: Man charged with attempted rape in Aurelius

State Police say an Amsterdam man was arrested in Aurelius after an investigation into attempted sexual contact with a 12-year-old. Officials say Victoriano Vergel-Marquez, 27, of Amsterdam was charged with first-degree attempted rape — a Class C felony, first-degree attempted disseminating indecent materials to minors — a Class E felony, and luring a child — a Class E felony. The... more

Interlaken man charged with possessing controlled substance

Deputies in Seneca County say that the Narcotics Unit arrested an Interlaken man on Friday. Alex A. Cooper, 19, of Interlaken was charged with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Cooper allegedly possessed multiple Xanax pills and marijuana while in Ovid. He was arraigned in Romulus Town Court and released on... more
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