In The News
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
One person was killed and another seriously injured in a fatal car crash on 490 westbound in Pittsford Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred at 11 a.m. the Rt. 31F off-ramp, near St. John Fisher College.
Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said Noah Marinelli, 33, of Canandaigua and Danielle Golding, 31, of Utica were both thrown from the car in which they were traveling. Marinelli was reportedly thrown about 150 feet and died at the scene.
The incident began when Ontario County Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a larceny at a CVS at Rt. 96 and State Rt. 332 in Farmington. The suspects fled in a vehicle, leading police on a car chase.
During the chase, the deputy followed the driver on 490 westbound, but kept their distance and eventually backed off when the suspects speed reached a certain point. The deputy later saw the suspect’s car lying in a ditch at the 31F off ramp on 490 west. It appeared to deputies that the suspect vehicle struck the median in the middle, and lost control, crossed back over the expressway across three lanes and went over the embankment.
Golding was also ejected from the vehicle and was flown to the hospital for treatment. She is listed in guarded condition.
PENN YAN — Police used Tasers to subdue a Gorham man and his mother following a traffic stop in the village late Monday night.
Cody M. Ledgerwood, 20, of County Road 18, was charged with resisting arrest, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and having an unauthorized sticker/handbill on a rear window.
Sherri A. Chambers, 45, also of County Road 18, was charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and third-degree facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation.
Canandaigua, N.Y. – A Canandaigua man has been arrested for threatening officers with a sword.
Police say they found 31-year-old Joseph Cavanaugh while responding to the report of a disturbance. They say Cavanaugh was armed with a sword within several feet away from a woman.
The woman then separated herself from Cavanaugh, while he verbally threatened the officers and walked toward them while taking out the sword.
Police say the officers used a Taser on Cavanaugh to stop his advances and take him into custody.
Cavanaugh was arraigned and sent to jail on bail or bond.
FARMINGTON — The Farmington driver accused of causing a fatal wreck in March at the corner of County Road 28 and Shortsville Road was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash, according to a toxicology report.
The report from the Monroe County Crime Lab confirmed the initial investigation by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office that suggested 39-year-old Jason Jensen was sober at the wheel of his SUV at the time of the crash that killed Jeff VanderMaillie, 60, of Macedon, and his 55-year-old passenger and close friend, Allan Hallings of Fairport.
Jensen is charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $300 fine, according to Ontario County Assistant District Attorney’s office.
The crash took place shortly after 3 p.m. March 11, according to Ontario County sheriff’s deputies, who said the SUV driven by Jensen was traveling east on Shortsville Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign at its intersection with County Road 28.
The SUV struck a northbound truck, driven by Mr. VanderMaillie. The impact pushed the truck into a car headed west on Shortsville Road, deputies said. The driver of the car, 62-year-old Nancy Potter of Macedon, was treated at the crash scene and released.
VanderMaillie and Hallings, who were on their way back from a fishing trip on Seneca Lake, died on impact.
During an April hearing in Farmington Town Court, Ontario County Sheriff’s Investigators testified about their interaction with the defendant at the crash scene. Jensen allegedly told the Investigators that moments before the crash took place he “lost track of where he was” on the road. The Investigators also testified during that hearing that there were no skid marks present at the scene that would suggest braking within the intersection. The Judge revoked Jensen’s license following Wellman’s testimony.
Jensen is slated to appear in Farmington Town Court later in the month of July.
Ithaca firefighters rescued four people who became stuck Wednesday afternoon while climbing down a gorge wall above Ithaca Falls.
The four people who were rescued were about halfway up the south gorge wall, above the pool at the base of Ithaca Falls. Firefighters initially responded to the incident around 4:30 p.m., and all four were rescued by 6.
According to Ithaca Police, multiple calls were made to 911. Firefighters arrived and staged vehicles on the north end of Willard Way. However, it was difficult for fire and police crews to initially locate the group on the side of the gorge wall.
The group entered the gorge wall from the top and were attempting to reach the bottom of the gorge when they became stuck.
They had left the safety of an observation area and a female had become unable to climb forward or back due to the steep cliffs and slippery shale. The others went to her aid and also became trapped.
Firefighters used a rope system with safety lines and were attached to each person with a harness. They were then able to bring them back up safely.
An Ambulance also was called to scene, but no injuries were reported.
The four were issued citations for illegal rock climbing.
The group was made up of young adults of foreign nationalities who were visiting Ithaca for the day from the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in Hancock, New York. The group were all counselors at the camp according to a press release issued by the Ithaca Fire Department.