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Over 80 felony charges filed against two men in Seneca County sex abuse investigation

Over 80 felony charges filed against two men in Seneca County sex abuse investigation
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of two individuals on dozens of felony charges following a lengthy child sex abuse investigation. Duane L. Porterfield, 62, of Romulus was taken into custody following a lengthy investigation into his alleged possible involvement in the exchange of child sexual abuse images and videos, according to Luce. They report that he also... more

Ithaca Police searching for New Jersey man identified as suspect in deadly stabbing

Police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in Ithaca
Ithaca police say they’ve identified the suspect in a deadly stabbing as a man from Newark, New Jersey. Police believe Denzil Dexter Cummings, 28, stabbed and killed Kennan Orson Michael Paul, 24, of Newark, Wednesday morning at Gun Hill Apartments on Lake St. Police released a photograph of Cummings in the area of Beebe Lake that they say was taken Wednesday. Investigators... more

Woman with ties to Seneca Falls found dead in Georgia; 15-year-old nephew lead suspect in homicide investigation

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A 42-year-old with roots in Seneca Falls was found dead in Forsyth, Georgia, according to WMGT-TV. Monroe County investigators say they found 42-year-old Tryeflue Lerra O’Neal unresponsive at her home off Tingle Road in Monroe County, Georgia Sunday night. A press release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office indicates that a juvenile suspect is in custody in South Carolina. “Maybe... more

Police: Victor man charged with felony DWI after traffic stop in Canandaigua

Police: Victor man charged with felony DWI after traffic stop in Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Police Department reports that a 30-year-old driver was arrested on felony DWI charges after a traffic stop on July 11th. It’s alleged that Christopher Byers, 30, of Victor was observed driving his pickup truck on Eastern Blvd. in the City of Canandaigua; and in the process failed to stay in his lane. Investigation determined that Byers was operating... more

Deputies: Geneva man accused of not reporting income to Geneva Housing Authority

Deputies: Geneva man accused of not reporting income to Geneva Housing Authority
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of a Geneva resident following an investigation involving the Geneva Housing Authority. Deputies received a complaint from the Housing Authority that Hector Mendez, 65, of Geneva received housing assistance totaling $4,735 between June 2018 and July 2019. Upon investigation it was determined that Mendez had a total of $10,925 in unreported income from two... more

Penn Yan man accused of hitting deputy after Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC

Penn Yan man accused of hitting deputy after Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC
A Penn Yan man is facing charges after allegedly hitting a Sheriff’s deputy with his vehicle after leaving this weekend’s Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at CMAC. Joshua Freeland, 24, has been charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest and failure to comply. Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies allege Freeland did not follow orders from deputies who were directing traffic, turning in... more

Police: Auburn man assaulted officer during arrest

Police: Auburn man assaulted officer during arrest
An Auburn police officer received minor injuries when an Auburn man allegedly resisted arrest Tuesday morning, the Auburn Police Department said. Auburn deputy chief Roger Anthony said an officer made a call about suspicious activity at 1:03 a.m. The officer saw Jason J. Murphy, 36, of 81 Bradford St., at the parking lot of Mavis Discount Tire, 33 E. Genesee... more

UPDATE: Newark woman accused of taking dog from car in Canandaigua

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The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Ontario County Humane Society report the arrest of a 30-year-old Newark woman following an investigation into a missing dog, which was reported earlier this week. Truffles, the missing dog, was located at 132 Prospect Street in Newark. The dog is in good health, according to deputies. It was determined that Kelly Price, 30, of... more

Rochester residents accused of Ontario County burglaries, felony charges filed

Rochester residents accused of Ontario County burglaries, felony charges filed
Sheriff Kevin Henderson reports the arrest of two Rochester residents on felony burglary charges following an investigation in Ontario County. Pierre Jahlil Carter and Anthony Lamar Kendrick were both charged with second-degree burglary. The two are accused of being involved in a theft of items from vehicles, which were parked in the village of Victor on July 15th. The Sheriff... more

Deputies: Delivery man charged with possessing firearm at Ginna Power Plant

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Deputies report the arrest of a Wooster, Ohio resident following an attempted delivery at Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario. Shaun A. Miller, 48, of Ohio was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree after it was determined that he did possess a gun; and did not possess a license to carry that gun in New... more

‘VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST’: NYS prison system investigator accused of falsifying records in over 50 cases

‘VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST’: NYS prison system investigator accused of falsifying records in over 50 cases
New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced the arrest of a former prison system senior investigator who falsified evidence handling records on one occasion and likely falsified or caused to be falsified evidence handling records in up to 52 other criminal cases at prisons throughout northern New York State. Additionally, the Inspector General released a report on the investigation... more

Canandaigua PD ask for public’s assistance in sailboat arson investigation

Police ask for public’s assistance solving sailboat arson in Canandaigua
Police in Canandaigua are investigating a sailboat arson, which occurred on Foster Street in the city on July 9th. The Canandaigua Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance regarding that arson, which occurred around 11:30 p.m. Police say they are looking for a person of interest, who may have more information about the incident. That person is described as... more

Covert man had BAC nearly 3x legal limit during traffic stop in Waterloo

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Troopers report the arrest of a Covert man following a traffic stop in Seneca County. On July 13th Troopers out of Waterloo arrested Alex J. Porter, 23, of Covert for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and moving from the lane unsafely. Porter was stopped on State Route 96A in the Town of Waterloo for moving from the lane unsafely.... more

Wolcott driver charged with felony DWI

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State Troopers report the arrest of a Wolcott resident on felony DWI charges due to a previous conviction after a traffic stop in the Village of Wolcott. Kurt P. Henninge, 45, of Wolcott was arrested for felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath test, failure to use designated lane and speeding. The... more

Henderson: Multiple car break-ins reported in Western Ontario County

Henderson: Multiple car break-ins reported in Western Ontario County
Sheriff Henderson reports that there has been numerous car larcenies in the Village of Victor over the past weekend. He says at this point that 12 victims have been identified, where personal items were taken from unlocked vehicles. The vehicles were reportedly parked in the driveways of residences. Henderson says cash, electronic devices and other personal items of value have... more

Police: Seneca Falls man stole over $4,500 with debit card, forged check

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On Thursday at approximately 4 p.m. police arrested a 34-year-old Seneca Falls man following a larceny investigation, in which more than $4,500 was stolen. Police say Michael Ellersick, 34, of Seneca Falls stole cash, a debit card, and a check from a local resident. He used the debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM and forged a signature on... more
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