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Sheriff Povero, longest serving in NYS history will retire in 2018

The longest serving sheriff in the history of Ontario County, as well as the longest serving sheriff in New York State is calling it quits in 2018. Ontario County Sheriff Philip C. Povero announced his plan to retire on December 31st, 2018 to the Ontario County Board of Supervisors during their regularly scheduled meeting. He will not run for re-election.... more

Multiple felony charges for intoxicated driver in Canandaigua

A 51-year-old Canandaigua man was arrested after a traffic stop where police say he drove over a curb. The Canandaigua Police Department arrested Timothy L. MacMillan, 51, of Canandaigua for felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving with a BAC of .08 percent or more, felony driving while ability impaired by drugs, felony driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol,... more

Police: Canandaigua woman menaced roommate with a knife

Canandaigua Police arrested a 22-year-old Canandaigua woman on multiple weapons and assault-related charges following an incident with her roommate. Police say Jazmin L. Cole, 22, of Canandaigua was charged with second-degree menacing, third-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree criminal mischief after the incident. They say Cole injured her roommate, menaced her with a knife, and damaged her... more

Police: Waterloo man accused of diverting funds faces felony charges

Police say a Waterloo man faces multiple felony charges after an a joint-investigation was conducted between the Seneca Falls Police Department and Generations Bank. The SFPD reports that Michael A. Stein, 37, of Waterloo is accused of utilizing the digital credentials of another employee at Generations bank, without their knowledge, to make electronic fund transfers meant for a bank income... more

Police: Seneca Falls woman crashed into utility pole, left scene of accident

The Seneca Falls Police Department reports the arrest of a 27-year-old Seneca Falls woman after her vehicle was involved in a crash on Beryl Ave. Police say Abigail L. Sullivan, 27, of Seneca Falls was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent or more, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. She... more

Contractor who operated Finger Lakes Asphalt faces new charges

A Western New York home improvement contractor is being sued by the New York State Attorney General’s office for defrauding consumers. Robert B. Cooper Jr. has been doing business as Robert’s Paving and Excavating. Cooper was ordered in court to stop doing home improvements after similar complaints in 2014 when he was operating as Finger Lakes Asphalt. In the new... more

Seneca Falls man arrested after fight on Rumsey St.

On Wednesday at approximately 7:59 pm members of the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a Town resident on assault charges after a fight on Rumsey St. Police say Shane J. Follett, 47, of Seneca Falls is accused of causing severe facial injuries to the male victim earlier that evening. The victim was transported to Geneva General Hospital by North Seneca... more

Yates County Jail achieves reaccreditation

Peter Kehoe of the New York State Sheriff’s Association presented Sheriff Ron Spike and Sheriff’s Office staff with a plaque for reaccreditation of the county jail at the Nov. 13 Yates County Legislature meeting. Spike said the accreditation effort centered on administration, budget, agency operations, discipline, training, legal issues, jail transport, and medical care, including psychiatric and substance abuse issues.... more

Seneca Falls man accused of deserting U.S. Army

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says a Seneca Falls man was arrested as a fugitive from justice after it was determined he had deserted his post with the U.S. Army. Luce says Nicolas J. Blevins, 34, of Seneca Falls is accused by the U.S. Army of having deserted his assignment to the 497th Transportation Company in Fort Lewis, Washington. A... more

Sodus man accused of requesting nude photos of teen

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says a 28-year-old Sodus man is facing charges after an investigation was launched into interactions between him and a 16-year-old teen. John R. Fuller, 28, of Sodus was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly had conversations with a girl on Facebook Messenger during the month of September, in which he... more

Sheriff: Galen teen struck ex-boyfriend with a broom handle during dispute

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Galen teen following an incident where she allegedly struck her ex-boyfriend with a metal broom handle in the face. Deputies say Mariah A. Luyando, 18, of Galen had a verbal argument with her ex-boyfriend, and during the incident she became violent and struck him in the face with a broom... more

Feds indict 16 Broome, Cortland residents on meth-related charges

Federal indictments were unsealed Wednesday in Binghamton against 16 defendants after authorities targeted alleged meth producers in two counties. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the defendants stand accused of possessing the chemical pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter drug, knowing it would be used to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine. After three rounds of initial appearances Wednesday afternoon at U.S. District Court in Binghamton,... more

Mayor Myrick picks Pete Tyler for Ithaca Police chief

After a months-long selection process, Ithaca City Mayor Svante Myrick recommended Acting Police Chief Pete Tyler to officially become the city’s new police chief, announced via news release Tuesday. Early in the selection process, Ithaca Police Department’s previous Chief John Barber endorsed Tyler to fill his shoes once he retired in March. With Myrick’s official recommendation, Tyler still needs to... more

Sheriff: Lyons man had loaded handgun during Tyre incident

On November 14th at about 4:09 am deputies arrested Loirmus Desius, 27, of Lyons following a reported disturbance at a Town of Tyre business. Desius was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Desius is accused of physically obstructed Sheriff’s Deputies from... more

Canandaigua resident violates order of protection in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports, on November 10th, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Investigators arrested Casey A Carragher, 30, of Canandaigua. Carragher was charged with two counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, Class A Misdemeanors. The arrest stems from a complaint in the Town of Romulus where Carragher allegedly went to a residence where there was a valid... more

Seneca Falls teen charged after inadvertently firing shotgun inside home

On Tuesday around 9:17 am members of the Seneca Falls Police Department responded to an Ovid St. address for a report of shots fired. According to police, a 16-year-old teen, who is not being identified due to age inadvertently fired a 12 gauge shotgun inside his home. The negligent discharge resulted in a single round going through the wall of... more

Inspector general: Contractor arrested for not providing workers’ comp in Cayuga County

A central New York contractor was arrested Tuesday and charged with a felony for failing to provide proper coverage to his employees during a project in Cayuga County, the New York state inspector general said. According to a press release, 37-year-old Steven Pollot was charged with the workers’ compensation crime of failure to secure compensation. Following an investigation, Inspector General... more

Seneca Falls man faces felony drug charge after traffic stop

On November 10th at 2:53 am the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Joseph M. Longwell, 28, of Seneca Falls following a traffic stop on Auburn Road. Longwell was stopped by police for a motor vehicle equipment violation, in which the vehicle he was operating had only one functioning headlight. During the stop it was discovered that Longwell was... more
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