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The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is advising residents that it has received several complaints over the past week of the theft of automobiles and items stolen from motor vehicles that were parked in private driveways and parking lots. The thefts have occurred mainly during overnight hours, the Sheriff's Office said. Residents were being advised by the Sheriff's Of…

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A man who was killed in a one-car crash Monday afternoon in Genesee County after he twice sped away from law enforcement apparently had ties to a nationwide theft organization known as the Felony Lane Gang, according to The Daily News of Batavia. Cleveland D. Johnson, a 22-year-old from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., who was the driver of a car that crashed into a tree in the …

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A Chautauqua County man was arrested early Saturday morning after he was accused of stealing gift cards from a Christmas party at a Batavia hotel, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Brian L. Crockett, 39, of the Village of Portland, was arrested on charges of petit larceny at 1:48 a.m. Saturday. Police said Crockett allegedly stole gift cards with a to…

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An Albion man was arrested on several motor vehicle and traffic charges, following a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in the Town of Alabama, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said 47-year-old Thomas Scott Flower was charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle wit…

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Garbage bags filled with animal remains were dumped in a cornfield in Byron, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. The bags, which were found Friday in a field at the intersection of Merriman and Cook roads, were filled with remains of pigs, two calves and other animals, said the Sheriff's Office, which did not release information on how many bags were found…

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A Batavia man who continued to use foul language in court Tuesday afternoon was arrested, charged with two crimes and sent to jail, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. John J. Saddler Jr., 32, was in City of Batavia Court in front of Judge Robert Balbick. Saddler was "warned not to use obscene language," deputies said. "He continued to use obscene language…

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The apparent drowning of a 4-year-old boy in LeRoy is being investigated by the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. The Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center received a call shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday about a missing child, according to the Sheriff's Office, which, along with the LeRoy Police Department and New York State Police, initiated a search. The boy was …

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A Williamsville man was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday night in the Town of Pembroke, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Michael N. Block, 60, was operating his 2000 Yamaha motorcycle traveling west on Sliker Road when he lost control, authorities said. Deputies' initial investigation said Block failed to navigate a left-hand curve, causing him to…

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A Batavia woman was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated and aggravated DWI after her vehicle struck a parked car Wednesday in the parking lot of Batavia Downs, on Park Road in the town, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said 58-year-old Linda Marie Clemens was still inside her vehicle when they arrived. No injuries were reported …

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A Batavia man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly violating an order of protection, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies said 50-year-old Ricardo Sampel committed the crime of second-degree criminal contempt when he allegedly knowingly violated the order by contacting the protected party via telephone. Sampel has a previous criminal h…

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A Genesee County man was arrested on drug possession charges following a traffic stop Wednesday on the New York State Thruway in Batavia, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Kyle A. Hawley, 29, was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and second-degree criminal use of…

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A Rochester man who allegedly sold crack cocaine to an undercover agent of the Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force on three separate occasions was arraigned Monday in Genesee County Court, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Lorenzo A. Terry, 51, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal po…

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A Churchville woman was killed in a head-on collision Monday evening at State Route 19 and Randall Road in the Town of LeRoy, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Bonnie B. Dean, 77, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Genesee County Coroner's Office. Dean's 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt collided with a 2013 GMC Terrain driven by Penne M. Vincent, 56, of Fai…

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A Batavia man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly smuggling illegal narcotics into the Genesee County Jail, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. The arrest of 21-year-old Christian A. Wilson followed an investigation into the smuggling of contraband into the jail, according to the Sheriff's Office. Wilson was charged with first-degree promoting prison c…

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A Genesee County woman who was allegedly impaired by drugs while driving with a small child as a passenger Wednesday was arrested by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies. Deputies said their dispatch center received a call about a vehicle, which was allegedly failing to stay in a single lane as it traveled west on Route 5 in Leroy. After stopping the vehicle at 2:28 p.m…