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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…

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A man who "made an inquiry" of a deputy and then allegedly drove off erratically was arrested Sunday for felony driving while intoxicated, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. John R. Benton, 61, of Darien was arrested on charges of felony DWI, felony DWI with previous conviction and failure to keep right. The deputy suspected Benton may have been intoxi…

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A former Genesee County corrections officer was arrested Monday on theft and drug charges in the theft of an inmate's prescribed medication, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Justin M. Gugel, 30, faces charges of petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance when he is arraigned May 7 in Batavia City Court. While emplo…

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A Buffalo man will be arraigned in Pembroke Town Court later this month on felony charges he possessed more than 10,000 untaxed cigarettes, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Tareq F. Saleh, 30, was pulled over for speeding on Alleghany Road in Pembroke at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Saleh was charged with po…

Two men did driveway repair work in Darien Monday afternoon. The problem was, allegedly, that no one asked them to. At about 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office received a report of individuals trying to scam residents for driveway repair work on Route 77 in Darien, according to deputies. Deputies said their investigation revealed that the defendant…

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A Batavia man accused of being intoxicated while operating an electric scooter in a department store was arrested on drug charges Friday, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Adam B. Thomas, 29, was arrested on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and public appearance under influence of a narcotic drug. Deputies respon…

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A Genesee County man was arraigned Thursday on a second-degree strangulation charge stemming from an alleged incident that took place on Sept. 17 in Stafford, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Jesus F. Marcario Ixcolin, 26, was arraigned in Batavia Town Court and held, with no bail, in the Genesee County Jail, the Sheriff's Office said. Marcario Ixcol…

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Two Genesee County residents were arrested on drug charges Friday following a traffic stop in Stafford, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Jack E. Benson, 60, of Pavilion, was charged with three counts each of third-degree sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony charges, the Sheriff's Office sa…

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An Amber Alert for a missing 14-year-old Genesee County girl has been cancelled. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office reported that the girl, of Byron, was located and was safe and unharmed, according to a tweet from the State Police. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said the girl was found with Guillermo Torres-Acevedo, the 22-year-old man police suspected of havi…

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The fatal shooting Friday night of a 23-year-old man in Byron appears to have been an accident caused by the careless handling of a weapon, the Genesee County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. John "Jack" Carney was shot with his own 9-mm Ruger at about 11:45 p.m. during a party in a barn behind his home at 6409 Byron Holley Road. Carney, who owned the registered handgun, …

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A Genesee County woman injured Thursday in a one-car crash in Elba was charged by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Deputies said Julia A. Hawley, 41, of Byron, was driving on Batavia Elba Townline Road when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree stump. The accident occurred just after midnight and Hawley w…

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The Genesee County Sheriff's Office Thursday reported the theft of 14 firearms from a gun shop in Bergen. The Sheriff's Office said that shortly before 11 p.m., thieves broke into the Firing Pin gun shop on Buffalo Road and removed the weapons. The value of the stolen weapons has been estimated to exceed $3,000. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information …

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A Pembroke man is accused of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol following an accident Monday in the Town of Batavia, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested Mark D. Humel, 26, after responding to a one-car accident at about 3:37 p.m. on Lewiston Road, the Sheriff's Office said. Humel was charged with felony driving while abil…