Category: Police Beat

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Man cited after traffic stop in Penn Yan

Police cited a Montour Falls man following a traffic stop in Penn Yan. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department ticketed Timathy W. Travis, 30, of Montour Falls for aggravated unlicensed operation. Travis was stopped while driving on Liberty ... MORE
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Rochester man charged after fatal overdose in Ontario County

A Rochester man was arrested following an overdose death. According to a news release, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph C. Welch, 26, of Rochester for criminal sale of a controlled substance. Ontario County Sheriff’s Investigators say Welch sold a narcotic ... MORE
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Elmira man breaks into campground and steals car

An Elmira man was arrested following a larceny investigation. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Montgomery, 38, of Elmira for burglary and grand larceny. Charges allege that Montgomery broke into a camper at the Montour Falls ... MORE
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Palmyra man arrested for harassment, kicks deputies

Police say a Palmyra man was arrested on a warrant in the Town of Butler. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Bradley R. Greule, 24, of Palmyra for harassment, obstructing governmental administration, and criminal mischief. The charges ... MORE
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Corning woman found with drug paraphernalia during traffic stop

A Corning woman was arrested after a traffic stop. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brooklyn L. Kapral, 22, of Corning for aggravated unlicensed operation. During the stop, Kapral was also charged with criminally using drug paraphernalia ... MORE
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Man charged in Montour Falls for a false inspection certificate

A Painted Post man was arrested on June 7 for a vehicle violation. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Trevon L. Wallace, 25 for having a false inspection certificate. Wallace was stopped on State Route 14 in ... MORE
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Man arrested in Schuyler County after punching a woman in the face

A Burdett man was arrested after a domestic incident. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Ross, 35 for assault. Charges allege that Ross punched a female in her face, causing injuries. Ross was arraigned and remanded ... MORE
Bird feeder battle divides neighborhood in Sodus Point

Bird feeder battle divides neighborhood in Sodus Point (video)

Sodus Point resident Don Antal feeds the neighborhood birds, squirrels and ducks with his 23 sheet pans of peanuts and bird food. The 71-year-old lives in Sodus Point year-round and started his project in 2011. “It so happened that I put a ... MORE
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Intoxicated man arrested outside Penn Yan Police Department

Police arrested an intoxicated man outside the police department in Penn Yan. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Christopher F. Cooke, 36, of Penn Yan for open container and resisting arrest. Cooke was found outside the police ... MORE
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Elmira woman charged with criminal trespass

Police arrested an Elmira woman following a trespass investigation. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samantha A. Walker, 21, of Elmira for trespassing. It is alleged that Walker entered an enclosed gated area behind a business on ... MORE
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Geneva man accused of attacking, choking, and pulling gun on person inside their home

Police arrested a Geneva man following an attack at a local home. Police were called to a home on North Main Street around 12:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of family trouble. Upon arrival, they found Tony Cunningham, 51, of Geneva ... MORE
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Geneva man charged with DWAI drugs

A Geneva resident was arrested following a traffic stop on State Route 14. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alomond A. Whitfield, 21, of Geneva for driving while ability impaired. Whitfield will appear in the Town of ... MORE
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Geneva woman shoplifts from Walmart, swaps price tags

Police arrested a Geneva woman following a theft at Walmart. According to a news release, the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Nancy Rojas-Bermudez, 47, of Geneva for petit larceny and falsifying business records. Rojas-Bermudez had switched the price tags on merchandise and ... MORE
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Split verdict reached in Bowman trial over brawl on Cayuga Nation property in 2020

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article said Charles Bowman faces up to three years in jail after being found guilty of trespassing. The trespassing charge, a class B misdemeanor, comes with a maximum sentence of three months in jail- not ... MORE
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Erin man found in possession of counterfeit money

Police arrested an Erin man on additional charges following a traffic stop. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffery A. Barton, 43, of Erin for criminal possession of a forged instrument. Investigation revealed that Barton possessed counterfeit ... MORE
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Woman arrested for DWAI drugs in Hector

Police arrested a Newfield woman after a traffic stop on June 4. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Faith A. Bailor, 20, of Newfield for driving while ability impaired by drugs. Bailor was traveling on State Route ... MORE
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Man arrested after punching individual in Montour Falls

Police say a Beaver Dams man was arrested after a physical altercation. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Elijah C.A. Wakeman, 18, for assault. Charges allege that Wakeman punched an individual in the mouth. Wakeman will appear ... MORE
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Woman arrested on multiple warrants after traffic stop in Cayuta

Police took a Lansing woman into custody on multiple warrants. According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leann Magee, 40, of Lansing on warrants from Tompkins County and the City of Auburn. Charges stem from a vehicle stop ... MORE