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Investigation into Geneva bomb threat remains active; no threats found

Students, staff told to leave immediately after bomb threat found at Geneva Middle School
Geneva Police Chief Michael Passalacqua provided an update on the bomb threat reported at the Geneva Middle School on Thursday. He said that at approximately 2:15 p.m. patrol responded to the Middle School for the report of a bomb threat. The threat was found by a student, and was written on a restroom wall. After responding to the school and... more

Clyde woman arrested on felony charges after Seneca County welfare fraud investigation

Clyde woman arrested on felony charges after Seneca County welfare fraud investigation
Deputies report the arrest of a Clyde woman following a welfare fraud investigation in Seneca County. Dawn M. Freeland, 49, of Clyde was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, and offering a false instrument for filing – both felonies – after an investigation into household income that wasn’t reported legally. Deputies say that Freeland failed to report household income while receiving... more

Sodus man arrested on felony charges, held on no bail after domestic incident in Seneca Falls

Police: Sodus man
Police say a Sodus man is being held without bail after police were called to a domestic incident. On January 12th the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Christopher A. Lennox, 26, of Sodus. He was charged with second-degree criminal trespass, unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment. Police say the arrest stems from a domestic dispute that... more

Victor schools: Alleged threat reported Wednesday deemed unfounded

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The Victor Central School District says an alleged threat reported by students Wednesday has been deemed to be unfounded. In a statement, the district says it was notified by students of the alleged threat Wednesday morning. The school district and a school resource officer investigated and found the alleged threat was not credible. “VCS takes the safety and security of... more

Rochester man charged with felony contempt in Ontario Co.

Rochester man charged with felony contempt in Ontario Co.
Deputies say a Rochester man was arrested on contempt charges after violating an order of protection on Wednesday. Deputies say Charles R. Ohl, 36, of Rochester was charged with first-degree criminal contempt – a felony – after violating a protective order. Deputies said it was elevated to first-degree criminal contempt due to a previous conviction of criminal contempt in the... more

Police: Penn Yan woman falsely reported eight incidents

Police: Penn Yan woman falsely reported eight incidents
The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 37-year-old resident following a series of complaints that were reported over the phone. Alisha T. Simmons, 37, of Penn Yan was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and resisting arrest, according to police. They say that over the course of several weeks Simmons called police to file complaints, which... more

Sheriff: Waterloo duo arrested on felony identity theft charges

Sheriff: Waterloo duo arrested on felony identity theft charges
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the arrest of a Waterloo duo following an identity theft investigation, which resulted in ‘substantial financial loss’. According to Luce, two individuals were arrested on January 10th and January 14th respectively. The Sheriff says Charles D. McNeil, 37, of Waterloo was charged with grand larceny and identity theft – both felonies on January 10th,... more

Macedon man tells survival story after being brutally attacked in his home

Macedon man tells survival story after being brutally attacked in his home
A 21-year-old Macedon man is telling his story after being brutally attacked in his own home by an intruder. Levi Thompson suffered a fractured skull and had bleeding on the brain, but was able to identify the alleged assailant, who was later identified as Cooper Herrmann. The 19-year-old suspect was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of... more

Local trainer who worked at Canandaigua hospital accused of rape; also worked at Bloomfield, Midlakes schools

Athletic trainer who worked at F.F. Thompson Hospital charged with rape
State Police say a Wayland man who worked as an athletic trainer at two area schools is facing several sexual assault charges, including one rape charge. Austin J. Pratt, 30, was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sex act. Both are felonies, according to Troopers, who say that he was also charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a... more

Canandaigua man returned to jail after found possessing marijuana while an inmate

Canandaigua man returned to jail after found possessing marijuana while an inmate
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 30-year-old Canandaigua man on charges related to promoting prison contraband after an investigation into an incident at the Ontario County Jail. Chris Jose Ortiz, 30, was charged with second-degree promoting prison contraband after an investigation revealed that he possessed marijuana while incarcerated at the Ontario County Jail. He was arraigned... more

Deputies: Man wanted on felony charge taken into custody after pursuit at Eastview Mall

Deputies: Man wanted on felony charge taken into custody after pursuit at Eastview Mall
Deputies say that a 36-year-old Pine Bush resident was arrested at Eastview Mall on felony charges following an incident over the weekend. On Saturday, deputies were patrolling the mall and recognized a white male identified as John Wesley Knights, 36, from Dansville, who had warrants out of Livingston County in the past. Deputies contacted Livingston County Dispatch and confirmed that... more

Police discover 13 license suspensions during traffic stop in Penn Yan

Police discover 13 license suspensions during traffic stop in Penn Yan
Following a traffic stop – a Syracuse man was found to have over a dozen license suspensions, according to police. The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of Shawn M. Allen, 40, of Syracuse following a traffic stop on Main Street. Police say a check of Allen’s driver’s license with DMV showed him to have a revoked license –... more

Deputies: Man was shooting up in Eastview parking lot with 2-year-old in car

Deputies: Rochester man was shooting up in Eastview parking lot with 2-year-old in car
Deputies say a 26-year-old Rochester man was arrested at Eastview Mall on drug charges after a brief investigation. On Sunday at approximately 6:36 p.m. deputies responded to one of the main entrances of the Eastview Mall Parking Lot for the report of two males, inside a vehicle, using a hypodermic instrument. Deputies say that they were told that there was... more

Two charged after Williamson standoff ends peacefully

STANDOFF IN WILLIAMSON: State Route 104 shut down amid heavy law enforcement presence
Pair facing charges after Williamson standoff temporarily closes Route 104 Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that a man and woman were arrested on multiple charges after a lengthy standoff, which involved multiple agencies. Deputies and State Police were dispatched to an address on State Route 104 for the report of a male that damaged a vehicle. Patrols were also... more

Deputies: Charges filed after inmate incident at Seneca County Correctional

Deputies: Charges filed after inmate incident at Seneca County Correctional
Deputies say that on Thursday at approximately 12:30 p.m. investigators arrested two men related to an incident at the Seneca County Correctional Facility. According to investigators, Kyle G. Clawson, and Steven J. Kirby, both 41, were charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies say that Kirby was also charged with felony tampering with physical evidence. They say the charges stem from... more

Environmental Control Officer locates illegal duck hunting guide

Environmental Control Officer locates illegal duck hunting guide
On Dec. 29, ECO Joshua Crain received multiple complaints about an individual posting guided waterfowl hunts on social media in the Yates County area. ECO Crain determined that this individual was not licensed to guide hunts in New York, and photos showed an over-the-limit take of waterfowl. Over the next several days, ECO Crain compiled more evidence and attempted to... more

Auburn woman stabbed man with butcher knife

Auburn woman stabbed man with butcher knife
An Auburn woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly stabbing a man Friday morning. Amandalus D. Lane, 41, 101 Quill Ave., Apt. K60, was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. Auburn Police Department Capt. James Moore said Friday that officers were dispatched to a domestic incident at 12:19 a.m.... more
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