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A woman with a baby was arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other controlled substances into Attica Correctional Facility while attempting to visit an inmate, according to State Police. Danielle A. Greene, 25, of Rochester, was accompanied on the visit Thursday by her 9-month-old daughter, State Police said. In addition to being arrested for promoting pris…

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A Wyoming County man was arrested by state troopers Friday for driving while his ability was impaired, after troopers allegedly found marijuana in his vehicle, according to State Police. Samuel M. Martin, 41, of the town of Warsaw, was stopped by troopers on Route 19 in Warsaw for an inadequate headlight, State Police said. State Police said they detected a strong od…

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A Cattaraugus County man who was found asleep at the wheel of his idling vehicle on Interstate 86 was accused of drunk driving by New York State troopers. Westley Bennett, 28, of Randolph was charged with driving while intoxicated after troopers found his vehicle parked in the eastbound lane of the Interstate Sunday. Troopers said Bennett failed several field sobriety t…

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The drivers of a tractor-trailer and a Honda Civic were both killed Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in the Town of Elba in Genesee County, according to New York State Police. Franca C. Monachino, 45, of Hilton, NY, was traveling westbound on Lockport Road in the Honda Civic and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection to the Peterbilt tractor-trail…

A Randolph man was arrested by state troopers Friday following a domestic disturbance. Erik Alicea, 31, of Randolph was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation after troopers said a victim reported that she had been strangled by Alicea. Alicea was arraigned in the Town of Randolph Court before being released on his own recognizance. He is …

A Jamestown man was arrested by State Police on charges of driving while impaired by drugs, according to State Police. Devin Houghwot, 29, was pulled over Friday on Buffalo Street in Jamestown for a traffic violation, State Police said. After allegedly failing several field sobriety tests, Houghwot was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and placed u…

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A Batavia woman was injured after she was struck by her own car, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Roxanne Winegar, 61, was parking the vehicle in her driveway just after 11 p.m. Tuesday when she got out of the vehicle, believing she had placed the car's stick shift gear into park, the Sheriff's Office said. However, the car rolled backward and the dr…

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A Chautauqua County woman was arrested by troopers on charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, according to State Police. Tonya Spallino, 39, of Kennedy, was involved in a one-car crash Sunday on Route 62 in the Town of Poland, where her vehicle ended up in a ravine, according to State Police. Spallino was extricated from her car by members of t…

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A Virginia man was arrested on charges of marijuana possession after he was stopped in Chautauqua County by State Police for speeding, authorities said Tuesday. John Creager, 53, of Fairfax, was pulled over Friday on Interstate 86 in the Town of Poland, according to State Police. While speaking to Creager, troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside his vehicle,…

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The only people behind the judge's bench in the new $6.8 million Clarence Public Safety Building this past week were a couple of construction workers who were building a brand-new bench. The lobby is empty and the judges' chambers are still unfurnished offices. But it's another story on the other side of the building. New York State Police have begun moving into thei…

A Frewsburg man was arrested Tuesday and accused of allegedly brandishing a knife and threatening the lives of two minors, according to State Police. John Dallas, 43, was charged with second-degree menacing, according to State Police. Troopers were called to Hazzard Street in Jamestown in response to the report of a disturbance, State Police said. According to Sta…

State police charged Ronald Watson, 46, of Redwood Lane, Akron, with punching and choking a woman on Transit Road in the Town of Middlebury last week. Troopers responding to a 911 call reported finding a bloody woman at the door asking for help. Watson allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face, pulled her hair, choked her and pushed her out of a moving vehicle…

A Niagara Falls man was charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday, following a one-car crash on Route 104 underneath the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, according to State Police. Timothy O’Keefe, 48, was traveling north on Route 104 when he swerved to the right and struck a guardrail, State Police said. O'Keefe's vehicle crossed four lanes of traffic, struck the op…

An Amherst woman was accused Wednesday of driving while under the influence of drugs. Anne Heller, 46, was stopped by troopers shortly before 8 a.m. on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls after Niagara County 911 received reports of a vehicle that was being driven in an erratic manner. Troopers said Heller showed signs of impairment when they spoke with her. Su…

A Perry man is acccused of sexual crimes against a 15-year-old girl, according to State Police. Lance A. Riley, 38, was charged with third-degree rape, endangering the welfare of a child and committing criminal sexual acts against the victim since March. Riley is accused of having sexual intercourse with the girl several times at his residence on Borden Avenue in the V…