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Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van

Wayne County battles drug addiction with mobile van
It has been just over a year since the Department of Mental Health, Wayne Behavioral Health Network opened the doors of the Open Access Center, an out-treatment facility located at the Public Health Building on Nye Road in Lyons. The team of drug experts are providing support and care to those with a heroin, opioid or any other addition issues,... more

Galen driver accused of having BAC nearly four-times the legal limit

Galen driver accused of having BAC nearly four-times the legal limit
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Galen woman after her BAC was found to be four-times the legal limit. Dacey E. Madigan, 30, of Galen was operating a vehicle westbound on State Route 31 in Clyde when she passed an unmarked patrol car at a high rate of speed on a double solid line. Madigan’s vehicle... more

Teen charged after Lyons stabbing; victim airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital

Wayne Co. man airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital after Lyons stabbing
Troopers were called to a reported assault on William Street in Lyons Saturday night – and they found a man who had been stabbed multiple times. The incident involved 5-10 people, according to the Times of Wayne County. Troopers said that Shawn Baker, 32, of Galen was stabbed several times. He was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Baker is in... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Galen man charged with DWI after crashing into barn in April

Galen man charged with DWI after crashing into barn in April
A Wayne County man has been charged with DWI after deputies say he was driving with a BAC of more than twice the legal limit at the time of a crash last month. Matthew Diaz, 23, was arrested Tuesday stemming from a crash on April 7 in which a vehicle hit a barn Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies say. Tests were... more

Newark driver charged with DWI after Galen crash

Newark driver charged with DWI after Galen crash
Deputies report the arrest of a Newark man for driving while intoxicated following an investigation into a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Galen. On Saturday around 4:22 p.m. Anthony W. Carr, 29, of Newark was arrested following investigation into a property damage accident on Gannett Road. Deputies say Carr failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the... more

Passenger airlifted after vehicle crashes into barn in Wayne County

Passenger airlifted after vehicle crashes into barn in Wayne County
Deputies say charges are pending the results of a blood test after a vehicle crashed into a barn Sunday around 2:23 a.m. in the Town of Galen. Deputies responded to 8896 Travell Knapps corners Road in Galen for the report of a vehicle into a barn. Matthew Diaz, of Galen, who was reportedly operating the vehicle was traveling south on... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts talks contract negotiations, mugshot ban, and more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts talks
Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that’s mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the statewide initiatives that could prove to be difficult for law enforcement to manage – like the controversial mugshot proposal, which would ban law enforcement agencies from releasing arrest... more

Wayne County duo held woman against her will for days, charged with kidnapping

Wayne County du held woman against her will for days, charged with kidnapping
Sheriff Barry Virts reports that a pair of Wayne County residents were arrested and taken into custody after they held a woman against her will for days, threatening her- and her family, as they demanded the title of a truck be signed over to them. Ellijah Jenkins, 38, of Lyons and Amber Miller, 40, of Rose were both arrested after... more

Deputies: Lyons man was driving drunk during crash

Deputies: Lyons man was driving drunk during crash
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Lyons Man following an investigation into a property damage crash. Deputies arrested Roger S Wiltsie, 55, of Lyons. Following the report of a property damage collision it was determined that Wiltsie was operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.11 percent. Wiltsie was charged with Driving while intoxicated, driving... more

Newark man charged with DWAI following traffic stop along Rt. 31

Newark man charged with DWAI following traffic stop along Rt. 31
Deputies report the arrest of a 29-year-old Newark resident on charges related to driving while under the influence of drugs over the weekend. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Allen, 29, of Newark was stopped on January 19th for vehicle and traffic violations along State Route 31 when subsequent investigation revealed that he was under the influence of... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County
According to Chris Toole, of Teamsters Local 118 — based out of Rochester — one group of local law enforcement officers are desperate for parity. This week, Toole sat down in-studio to discuss ongoing negotiations between the deputies of Wayne County and County Government — who he says walked away from the table recently. While additional meetings are set to... more

Driver only suffers minor injuries after vehicle flips multiple times in Galen

Driver only suffers minor injuries after vehicle flips multiple times in Galen
Around 4:21 p.m. on Thursday deputies responded to a one-car crash on High Street near State Route 31 in the Town of Galen. Upon completion of an investigation it was determined that Jacob D. Stevenson, 21, of Clyde — flipped his vehicle several times after swerving to miss a deer in the road. He was taken to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital... more
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