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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

Wayne County mom arrested after striking police officer during violent rampage

Wayne County mom arrested after striking police officer during violent rampage
Deputies arrested a Galen mother Tuesday after police say she went on a violent rampage in her home which ended with her assaulting a police officer. Twenty-six-year-old Tiana K. Labombard was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and harassment in the second degree. Labombard allegedly went into her children’s room, threw dresser... more

From prison to summer camp? NY sells shuttered correctional facility

A state prison that closed four years ago was sold at a public auction Tuesday. The state Office of General Services announced that Canadian-based Adar Investment, Inc., purchased the former Chateaugay Correctional Facility in Franklin County for $600,000. The runner-up at the auction was Alpha Daycare NYC. The third-highest bidder was Robert Potenza. A representative for Adar Investment said that... more

Galen resident used deceased person’s EBT card at two stores

Deputies say a welfare fraud investigation resulted int he arrest of a 75-year-old Galen resident on Tuesday. Around 8:55 am Jerry L. Thorn, 75, was charged with misuse of food stamps, petit larceny, and identity theft after using a deceased individual’s EBT card at Tops Market in Lyons and Glenwood Foods in Seneca Falls. As result, Thorn obtained $115.02 worth... more

Deputies: Galen man threw hammer at woman’s car, shattering windshield

On Monday at approximately 5:58 pm deputies arrested a Galen man following a domestic incident. Kenneth L. Downey, 61, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment after allegedly throwing a hammer at his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle as she attempted to leave. The violent incident took place following a domestic incident, according to deputies. The windshield was shattered, according... more

Galen woman accused of damaging property during domestic incident

On Friday around 8:15 p.m. deputies arrested a Galen woman following an investigation into a domestic disturbance. Deputies say Amber M. Hulsizer, 27, of Galen was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree obstructing governmental administration following an incident where she allegedly damaged property belonging to another person. She was arraigned in Galen Town Court and remanded to the Wayne... more

NEW WEEK, SAME PROBLEM: Community cleaning up mess left behind by Feher

For some residents and business owners, the abrupt closure of Feher Rubbish Removal hasn’t just been inconvenient – it’s been downright worrisome. “I just don’t know what we’re going to do. We’re not the only ones seeking out a new contract, and every carrier we’ve called is either ‘too busy’ to take on new customers with gone, or aren’t... more

Rose woman charged with DWI after crashing into mailbox on Rt. 414

Deputies arrested a Rose woman following a crash into a ditch on State Route 414 in Galen. Shannelle C. Patton, 22, of Rose was traveling north on State Route 414 in Galen when her vehicle left the roadway — striking a mailbox — coming to rest in a ditch. Upon investigation it was determined that Patton was operating the vehicle... more

Galen man charged with breaking a deputy’s hand after incident

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Galen man for assaulting a deputy following a domestic incident. Jarrod R. Traylor, 35 of Galen is accused of breaking a deputy’s hand following an incident. Officers responded to Traylor’s residence to investigate a reported domestic incident. While attempting to detain Traylor, he engaged in a physical altercation with officers... more

Deputies: Clyde woman accused of stealing from school group held on $25K bail

An arrest has been made involving the stolen money from a Parent-Teacher Group at the Clyde-Savannah Elementary School. Investigators arrested 41-year-old Julie Rivello, who was charged with second-degree forgery and third-degree grand larceny. Rivello is listed as an employee within the Clyde-Savannah School District, and according to the website — is a secretary. Investigators say Rivello wrote multiple checks to... more

Romulus man faces multiple charges after domestic incident in Wayne Co.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports the arrest of a Romulus man following a domestic incident investigation in Galen. Deputies arrested Taylor J. Tohafjian, 25, on two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal mischief endangering the welfare of a child, and second-degree harassment. It is alleged that he damaged a phone and television, then pushed another family member during... 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

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more
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