Letter warns Waterloo parents of police investigation of high school teacher

A letter sent home to parents of Waterloo High School students warns of a police investigation involving a teacher at the school. Allegations have been made against a high school teacher, although the teacher in question is not being identified at this time and it is unclear what kind of allegations have been made. In the letter, Principal Susan Burgess advised... more

Branchport man charged with DWI after crash in Gorham

A 62-year-old Branchport man was charged with driving while intoxicated after deputies responded to a one car crash on County Road 1 in Gorham. Deputies say Ward M. Bergman, 62, of Branchport was charged with drivign while intoxicated, as well as cited multiple tickets after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and... more

Auburn nanny charged after assaulting child

Members of the Auburn Police Department say that a 27-year-old Auburn woman, who worked as a nanny in Cayuga County has been charged with allegedly assaulting a child. Kimberly L. Hyde, an Auburn resident, was charged with second-degree assault on Thursday. The victim was allegedly a relative of Hyde. However, the complain was filed with Child Protective Services. The child... more

Police: Student raped on-campus at Ithaca College

A student was raped on-campus at Ithaca College and police are still looking for the suspect, an official confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The crime happened between 1:15 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Jan. 22 in the wooded area near the Recreation Trails south of Boothroyd Hall. A news release about the incident states, “The victim reported sexual intercourse without consent.” Read... more

Canandaigua woman facing half-dozen drug charges

On Tuesday, members of the Canandaigua Police Department arrested a Canandaigua woman on drug charges following an investigation. Officers charged Emily C. Hiler, 29, with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and five counts of possession of a hypodermic needle. Hiler was arrested after it was discovered that she possessed approximately 25 packaged baggies of heroin and 5 hypodermic... more

Bank robbery suspect remains at large, says deputies

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the bank robbery, which took place in Clifton Springs at the local Community Bank branch. The robbery took place on February 1st around 9 am. The Sheriff’s Office says that the suspect fled in a Dodge Charger, which was silver in color. The car is believed to be a 2–5 to 2010... more

Three arrested on felony drug charges after traffic stop

Three people are facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop in Geneva. On Wednesday around 7:47 pm officers stopped a vehicle on Middle Street for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations. Upon investigation three individuals were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after packaged heroin was discovered. Jonathan Rodriquez-Felix, 34, of Canandaigua, Alexandra M. McMann,... more

Seneca Falls man charged with DWI after traffic stop

On Thursday at 12:57 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Daren S. Kettle, 29, of Seneca Falls following a traffic stop on East Bayard Street Extension. Police stopped Kettle after the vehicle he was operating was observed moving from the lane unsafely and failing to keep right. Following the traffic stop an investigation deemed that Kettle was... more

One facing felony charges after drug investigation in Geneva

The Geneva Police Department reports that three city residents have been charged after an investigation into drug sales on Wadsworth Street. Members of the Geneva Police Detective Bureau, Drug Enforcement Unit, Ontario and Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies, as well as marked patrol cars executed a search warrant at 17 North Wadsworth Street — ending a three month investigation. FrankDerick J.... more

Florida man arrested on multiple charges after incident in Ontario Co.

On February 14th a 35-year-old Florida man was arrested after an investigation into a disturbance. Deputies in Ontario County say that Vincent Bryson, 35, of Pompano, Florida was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, and second-degree harassment after an investigation into an incident. Specifics of the incident were not released. Bryson is being... more

Penn Yan man facing even more felony drug charges after investigation ends

A Penn Yan man is facing multiple charges after an investigation into drug sales, which spanned months. Officers arrested Todd J. Becker, 30, of Penn Yan on an array of drug related charges. The arrest took place on Monday at 6:51 pm. Becker was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... more

Auburn man accused of felony DWI after allegedly sideswiping parked vehicle

A 35-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning after sideswiping a parked vehicle in Auburn, according to the Auburn Police Department. Police said Rondell T. Smith, of Auburn was heading west on Woodlawn Avenue at around 2:33 am when his vehicle drifted into the left lane and hit the parked vehicle. Officers were called to the... more

Ryndock promoted to lieutenant in Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts has promoted a 20-year veteran of the sheriff’s office to the rank of lieutenant. On Thursday, Virts named Matt Ryndock lieutenant in charge of the sheriff’s office civil division. Ryndock had been a sergeant before the promotion. Ryndock was formerly a deputy on the marine patrol, road patrol and a sergeant in the road patrol... more

Deputies: Geneva man pursued victim in vehicle during domestic dispute

A Geneva man is facing a stalking charge after deputies say he was involved in a domestic incident, which happened in the Town of Geneva on Saturday. Dennis J. Lee, 63, of Geneva was charged with fourth-degree stalking after he recklessly pursued a family member on Route 14 in a vehicle. The family member drove to the Geneva Police Department... more

Ithaca man charged after assault in Dryden

On February 11th at about 1:21 am, New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Patrick R. Smuda, 59, of Ithaca was charge with felony of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. This arrest occurred after troopers responded to a Tompkins County 911 report of an assault at a home on Delong Avenue in the Town of Dryden.... more

Auburn man who pleaded guilty to passing counterfeit cash faces new felony, possible prison time

An Auburn man who recently admitted to passing counterfeit money in Cayuga County has been charged with another felony. Mathew L. Danforth, formerly of 131 E. Genesee St., was arrested last summer and charged with two counts each of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree falsifying business records and one count each of petit larceny and fifth-degree... more

Deputies: 8-year-old witnessed domestic incident in Canandaigua

A Canandaigua man was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after deputies say he was identified as the aggressor in an incident between his girlfriend and himself. Deputies charged Gordon Potter III, 27, of Canandaigua with endangering the welfare of a child after an incident on Sunday. The incident between Potter and his girlfriend was witnessed by his... more
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