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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 North Tonawanda man was charged Thursday with petit larceny after he allegedly stole $300 from a West Seneca gas station on Christmas and crashed his vehicle as police pursued him, West Seneca police said. Michael W. Ohnmeiss, 53, placed a single Tootsie Roll candy on the counter to purchase at about 10:22 a.m. before grabbing about $300 from the cash register and…

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A Tonawanda man has been charged with multiple incidents of thefts from cars on Grand Island, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Michael Rodriguez, 20, was arrested on several counts on Nov. 22 following a call for a car larceny on East River Road on Grand Island. He was also charged in connection with a Nov. 2 car larceny on Grand Island. Deputies said t…

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A man trying to shoplift hundreds of dollars of merchandise was arrested Wednesday as well as on charges for another crime, according to the State Police. Troy A. Schuppenhauer, 29, of Bradford, Pa., was arrested by Olean station troopers for attempted petit larceny and an auto stripping charge. Troopers responded to a report of shoplifting at Sassy’s Truck Stop, loc…

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A Chautauqua County man was charged with two counts of petit larceny Wednesday following an investigation into a Sept. 12 theft from a Frewsburg residence, according to Town of Carroll Police. James R. Tuttle, 30, of Kennedy, is accused of stealing a small amount of cash and a debit card from a wallet inside a residence at which he was contracted to perform construction…

A North Tonawanda woman was charged with five counts of petit larceny Friday after allegedly stealing money from a register at the Tops Markets at 150 Niagara St. in the City of Tonawanda, according to the City of Tonawanda Police. According to City of Tonawanda Police, Harley K. Cairns, 22, of Witmer Road, was an employee at the supermarket. Cairns was accused of alleg…