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Wayne County fire chief accused of stealing bingo money

Wayne County fire chief accused of stealing bingo money
A local fire chief is facing felony charges following an investigation into stolen bingo money from the department and community he served. Troopers say that 27-year-old Kyle M. Verstraete, of Newark was charged with falsifying business records, a felony; as well as one count of petit larceny. It’s allegedly that Verstraete, while serving as Marbletown Fire Chief in Wayne County,... more

Wayne County man accused of sexually abusing two children for months

Wayne County man accused of sexually abusing two children for months
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Ontario man following an investigation initiated by Child Protective Services. Robert B. Masker, 38, of Ontario was charged with first-degree sex abuse, course of conduct against a child, third-degree sex abuse, two counts of forcible touching, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Deputies say that the... more

Seneca Falls woman accused of making terroristic threat at building in Ontario County

Seneca Falls woman accused of making terroristic threat at building in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Seneca Falls woman is in custody after making a terroristic threat in the Town of Hopewell. Sarah Nussbaumer, 38, of Seneca Falls was charged with making a terroristic threat on Thursday around 2:57 p.m. Deputies say that Nussbaumer was accused of making threats towards the building and the people inside of it.... more

Auburn man threatened woman, violated protection order

Auburn man threatened woman, violated protection order
An Auburn man is facing criminal charges after violating a protection order against him and threatening a woman, the Auburn Police Department said. Lt. James Slayton said Devonte A. Copes, 21, of Auburn, was with a 32-year-old woman who had the protection order against him at his residence Friday morning. The APD came to the scene around 2:30 a.m. and... more

Police: Jordan man punched woman, violated protection order in Auburn

Police: Jordan man punched woman, violated protection order in Auburn
A Jordan man has been charged with punching a woman who has an order of protection against him. The Auburn Police Department said that Jason C. Blaisdell, 39, of 9225 Bonta Ridge Road, got into an argument with a 32-year-old woman at Northbrook Court Apartments on Murray Street in Auburn around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said that at one point... more

Farmington man facing charges after firing rifle at vehicle involved in larceny

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Deputies arrested a Farmington man after he fired a gun at a vehicle fleeing the scene of a larceny on his property. Sheriff Henderson reports that on October 2nd at approximately 9 p.m. Steven John Pfeiffer, 46, of Farmington was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon following an investigation into an incident on August 14th. Pfeiffer is accused... more

Webster Police investigating string of car break-ins

Webster Police investigating string of car break-ins
Police in Webster are investigating a string of car break-ins. Police say there have been 12 incidents in less than two weeks. Criminals stole items out of two cars on Linden Tree Lane. On Summitville Lane, a car was stolen and belongings were taken out of another vehicle. There were five break-ins on Krieger Road. Country Manor Way, Oakmonte Boulevard, and... more

Box truck driver ticketed after slamming into tractor, wagon in Hammondsport on Rt. 14A

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Deputies say that a Hammondsport man suffered minor injuries when a box truck crashed into a tractor, which was pulling a wagon on Route 14A near Hoyt Road. The crash happened on Wednesday around 8 a.m. Deputies say Nelson Weaver, 29, of Hammondsport was traveling north with a wagon attached to his tractor when a commercial box truck collided with... more

IPD Benevolent Association addresses Commons incident, Myrick’s support, and what’s next

IPD Benevolent Association addresses Commons incident for the first time
The Ithaca Police Union, known as the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) addressed problems they face at the common council. Among other things their thoughts on the mayor’s support of the department. The Ithaca PBA spoke directly and frankly to the common council, with one member saying it was “honest and raw”. The PBA president and his wife addresses several issues... more

Auburn man charged with committing fraud against social services

Auburn man charged with committing fraud against social services
An Auburn man is accused of getting financial assistance while misrepresenting his income to social services, according to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann. The complaint against Levon Edward Johnson, of 65 South St., Apt. 305 alleges that he received $11,000 in SNAP benefits and cash assistance from Cayuga County Social Services from August 2018 to May 2019. Continue reading... more

Deputies search for suspects after gunshots fired at Farmington bar

Deputies search for suspects after gunshots fired at Farmington bar
Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson is asking for the public’s help locating individuals who were involved in an incident at the Last Call Bar on State Route 96 in Farmington. On September 29th at approximately 12:06 a.m. deputies were called to the bar along Route 96 where they encountered numerous ‘skirmishes’ in the parking lot. It was learned later that... more

Pair of thefts lead to felony charges in Seneca County

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After a pair of thefts at a local Walmart store, two Wayne County women were arrested on felony charges. Police say that on Monday, September 30th around 3:26 p.m. 18-year-old Mararet Gould, and 21-year-old Nicole Foote, both of Williamson were arrested following a larceny investigation at Walmart in Seneca Falls. Police say that on July 18th the two women entered... more

Police: Seneca Falls man violated protective order by sending multiple text messages

Police: Seneca Falls man violated protective order by sending multiple text messages
Police say that a Seneca Falls man violated a stay away order of protection by sending text messages to a protected party during the month of September. Brandon Ferris, 26, of Seneca Falls was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. He’s accused of contacting the protected party via text messages on several occasions. He was transported to the Seneca County Correctional... more

Troopers ask for help identifying as Cayuga County larceny investigation moves forward

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State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person wanted for questioning related to a larceny investigation. The alleged larceny occurred in the Town of Throop during the evening of September 19th, or the morning of September 20th. Troopers didn’t say what was stolen, but noted that items were taken from a vehicle. They say the person pictured... more

Investigation underway into stolen truck, credit card in Tompkins County

Investigation underway into stolen truck, credit card in Tompkins County
The Ithaca Voice reports that the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a vehicle, company credit card and more than $9,000 worth of tools and equipment Saturday morning from Midstate Basement Authorities, a contractor based in Newfield. Eric Leach, who owns the business, said he went several hours on Saturday without realizing that the truck was missing.... more

Honeoye Falls-Lima High School no longer on lockdown after bomb threat

Honeoye Falls-Lima High School no longer on lockdown after bomb threat
Honeoye Falls-Lima High School is no longer on lockdown Tuesday after a bomb threat. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said a K-9 search of the building did not find any bomb. As of noon, normal school operations have resumed. School officials said they were made aware at approximately 9:43 a.m. of a bomb threat written on a bathroom wall in... more

Schuyler County man accused of strangling step children in pair of domestic incidents

Schuyler County man accused of strangling step children in pair of domestic incidents
Deputies report that a 36-year-old Schuyler County resident was arrested on Sunday following an investigation into a domestic incident. Jeremy Peters, 36, of Erin, New York was charged with second-degree strangulation, attempted strangulation, two counts of aggravated harassment, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Peters is accused in two separate domestic incidents, which occurred between June... more
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