Police Beat Archives (2024)

Canisteo village police chief on paid leave amid investigation

Canisteo Village Police Chief Kyle Amidon has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, according to village officials this week. Details regarding the reason for the investigation have not been disclosed. Additional officials ... more

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SFPD: Dawg recovering and available for adoption after animal cruelty case

Dawg, a nine-month-old German Shepherd mix, is now available for adoption after recovering from an incident earlier this spring. Seized during a police arrest on May 20, Dawg has been cared for by the Beverly ... more

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Geneva police investigating ‘large fight’ with 40+ juveniles involved

The Geneva Police Department has provided an update on a large fight that took place and prompted a heavy police response over the weekend. Around midnight on Saturday Geneva Police responded to reports of a ... more

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Another animal cruelty arrest in Ontario County: Remains of three horses found, others severely neglected

Authorities have made another arrest in Ontario County after an investigation into horses that were neglected. Alan C. Scrivener, 72, of Stoddard Road, has been charged with animal cruelty after Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered ... more

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Seneca Falls woman arrested for failing to appear for larceny charges

Seneca Falls police arrested a Geneva woman after a bench warrant was issued in local court. On June 3 police arrested Te'ona Martin, 38, of Geneva on that bench warrant. The warrant was issued after ... more

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Sheriff: Woman arrested after allowing dogs to attack livestock

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced the arrest of Christine S. Shepherd, 51, of Caton earlier this week after two dogs were allowed to attack animals. Shepherd was charged following an investigation into attacks on ... more

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Two women arrested after larceny investigation at SF Walmart

Earlier this week Seneca Falls police arrested two people following a larceny investigation at the local Walmart. Patricia Bruno, 63, of Auburn, and Brenda Messer, 60, of Mims, Florida were both taken into custody. The ... more

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Geneva woman faces felony charge after re-entering store twice when banned

Earlier this week Seneca Falls police arrested Veronica Torres, 43, of Geneva, following two theft complaints from the Walmart Supercenter. Torres, previously banned from the store, re-entered twice and stole merchandise on both occasions. Torres ... more

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Tompkins County inmate dies after suspected overdose inside facility

A Tompkins County Jail inmate was taken to Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) on the night of May 29 after experiencing cardiac arrest due to a suspected drug overdose. Despite receiving life-saving measures, including two doses ... more

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Deputies: Sodus man threatened to kill woman after trespassing

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested Randy Donnelly, 61, of Sodus, for criminal trespass and harassment. Deputies say Donnelly entered a woman's home without permission during a domestic incident and threatened to kill her. Donnelly ... more

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Driver quickly located after fleeing two-car crash; later charged with DWI

On May 30 around 11:56 p.m., Cayuga County Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 176 and Route 370. One vehicle had fled the scene, but deputies quickly located the ... more

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Ovid driver arrested for DWI in Fayette

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Thompson reported the arrest of Michael D. Arno, 43, of Ovid, for driving while intoxicated on June 2 at around 12:19 a.m. Arno was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI with a ... more

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SFPD asks for public’s help as Tops shooting investigation continues: Victim identified as Geneva man

In an update on Monday afternoon, police in Seneca falls say they're asking for the public's help after a shooting Sunday at the Tops Grocery store. "The Town of Seneca Falls Police Department is asking ... more

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Farmington man charged with animal cruelty after two horses found dead

A Farmington man is in custody after four horses were found in poor conditions and two others dead at a property in Ontario County. Edward C. Perdue, 68, has been charged with animal cruelty after ... more

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Canandaigua domestic leads to arrest after four tablets damaged

Canandaigua police arrested a city resident following a domestic incident investigation. Carlos Acosta, 38, was arrested for criminal mischief after a Jefferson Street address. Investigators found he damaged four tablets during a verbal altercation. He ... more

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Stolen bicycle leads to arrest in Canandaigua

Canandaigua police arrested a local resident after a theft investigation. John Ceravolo, 61, was arrested for stealing a bicycle. He was found on Lakeshore Drive with the bicycle that had been stolen, police said. The ... more

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Police: Canandaigua man who fled traffic stop taken into custody

Canandaigua police arrested a Rochester man on a warrant for obstruction following an incident in April. According to a news release, Ramon Villegas, 50, was charged with obstruction in late-May after being pulled over in ... more

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Canandaigua man hits victim during verbal dispute

Police arrested a Canandaigua man following a harassment investigation. According to CPD, William Lantz, 38, was arrested for harassment after an altercation on Camelot Drive. He's accused of striking another person during that argument. He ... more

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Woman threatened to kick Canandaigua teen in the face

Canandaigua police arrested a 33-year-old after she was involved in a dispute with a teen. Alesha Howe, 33, was arrested for harassment after threatening to kick a 14-year-old in the face. The child was not ... more

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