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Waterloo teacher under investigation placed on leave

A Waterloo High School teacher under investigation has been placed on administrative leave. According to New York State Police Investigator DiMarco, the male teacher in question has worked for the district for several years. It was reported to school officials in early February that the teacher allegedly made “some off-colored remarks” to a student. The school district turned the case over... more

Wolcott teen charged with forcible touching

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that a Wolcott teen is facing multiple charges after he allegedly sent indecent photos to a minor, and forced her to touch his genitals. Dominic Erickson, 18, of Wolcott was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching after he allegedly sent inappropriate photos to an underage female, and at... more

Canandaigua woman faces multiple charges after disrupting traffic on West St.

The Canandaigua Police Department reports that a Dansville woman was arrested on multiple charges, including resisting arrest after she allegedly walked down the center of the road in Canandaigua. Officers charged Michayla A. Welytok, 23, of Dansville with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two counts of obstructing governmental administration. She is accused of walking on a dobule-solid line in the... more

Manchester woman charged with welfare fraud failed to report over $200K of income

A 60-year-old Manchester woman was arrested on February 17th, according to deputies in Ontario County after an investigation into alleged welfare fraud. Deputies say Karen M. Ray, 60, of Manchester was taken into custody after an arrest warrant was issued for her arrest. She was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, as well as third-degree welfare fraud.... more

Deputies investigating Victor attack as possible hate crime, victim speaks out

It’s the latest in what members of the LGBTQ community call a spike in targeted crimes. In the past few months, gay pride flags have been stolen from several homes in the North Winton Village neighborhood of Rochester. That’s just a neighborhood away over from where pride flags were burned late in the fall. Leaders in the LGBTQ community say... more

Auburn police: Driver in crash was distracted by someone ‘dancing’ near Grant Avenue

No tickets will be issued following a three-vehicle accident on Sunday that snarled westbound traffic along a portion of Route 5 in Auburn, according to the Auburn Police Department. The accident occurred at 4:51 p.m. along Grant Avenue near Lansing Street when the driver of a Volkswagon Jetta, 19-year-old Moravia woman Annissia Rowland, was reportedly distracted by “an unknown individual... more

Seneca Falls man facing charges after vehicle pursuit in Lyons

Deputies in Wayne County say a 24-year-old Seneca Falls man is facing multiple charges after a brief pursuit last week. Tyler Lambert, 24, of Seneca Falls faces charges including reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing from police and third-degree assault. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that on February 15th a deputy tried stopping a vehicle on Geneva Street in Lyons when... more

Lodi woman faces felony charges after domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 19th at at 3:30 pm deputies arrested 20-year-old Brelynn B. Vorrasi of Lodi following an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred in Lodi. It is alleged that Vorrasi engaged in a physical altercation with a male victim at his residence. During this dispute, Vorrasi brandished a knife and caused physical... more

Two women arrested with cocaine packaged for sale in Geneva

On Monday at approximately 5:02 pm, marked units of the Geneva Police Department conducted a traffic stop on East North Street, in the City of Geneva. Two women were arrested from that traffic stop and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Cocaine packaged for sale and US Currency both real and counterfeit was secured from the... more

Ontario Co. duo charged with causing damage at laundromat

On Tuesday, a pair of Ontario County residents were charged with third-degree burglary after an incident on County Road 10 in Hopewell. Myndi Nicole Contreras and Justine Lael Letzelter, 35- and 43-years-old respectively are accused of knowingly entering an area of the Lake Lady Laundromat that was prohibited to the public with the intent to commit a crime. Both are... more

Man charged with promoting prison contraband at Seneca Co. Correctional Facility

A Waterloo man was charged with promoting prison contraband at the Seneca County Jail after he was found to be in possession of dangerous contraband items at the facility. James R. Boorman, 28, formerly of Waterloo was charged with two counts of first-degree promoting prison contraband. It is alleged Boorman was in possession of dangerous contraband while incarcerated. He was... more

Seneca Falls woman faces felony welfare fraud charges

On February 16th at about 2:30 pm, Seneca County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Jacqueline M. Pethybridge, 47, of Seneca Falls on charges related to a welfare fraud investigation. Pethybridge was charged with two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing — both Class E felonies, and two counts of fifth-degree welfare fraud. It is alleged that Pethybridge received financial... more

Waterloo man charged with possession of heroin packaged for sale in Seneca Falls

On Monday at approximately 7:45 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Lawrence J. Scesny Jr., age 50 of Waterloo, following a traffic stop on Fall Street. Police charged Scesny with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, a class B Felony, after discovering Scesny was in possession of a quantity of heroin which was packaged for sale.... more

Port Byron man accused of selling dangerous drug, calling it a nutritional supplement

A Port Byron has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy that illegally manufactured and sold pro-hormone/designer steroids, according to the United States Department of Justice. 50-year-old Matthew S. Greacen is being accused of selling the product which was marketed as a nutritional supplement when, in fact, it was a dangerous drug. Prosecutors said Greacen was involved in the... more

Woman injures male victim after brandishing knife in Lodi domestic incident

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday at at 3:30 pm, deputies arrested 20-year-old Brelynn B. Vorrasi of 2110 West Seneca Street in Lodi following an investigation into a domestic incident that occurred at a separate location in the Town of Lodi. It is alleged that Vorrasi engaged in a physical altercation with a male victim at his residence.... more

Penn Yan woman charged with DWI, resisting arrest, violating open container law

A Penn Yan woman was charged with driving while intoxicated, as well as having an open container in her vehicle, according to the Watkins Glen Police Department after she was stopped in the village. According to police, she also resisted arrest resulting in an additional charge. Lia J. Shaw, 27, of Penn Yan was arrested on Friday and charged with... more

Farmington woman charged with burglary

Deputies in Ontario County say that a Farmington woman has been arrested after she allegedly stole items from a relative on February 1st. Arielle Sorel, 32, of Farmington was charged with second-degree burglary after an investigation into the theft of an XBOX from a relatives home on February 1st. She was arrested by Sheriff’s Investigators who executed the investigation over... more
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