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Friday, July 29th, 2016

Canandaigua Police said a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the animal cruelty case.

On July 11, officers said a person at a nearby business saw a man throw a knife at a goose, hitting and killing the bird. It happened around 2 p.m. behind the Old Wegmans Plaza on South Main Street in Canandaigua.

Police were seeking the preson seen in a surveillance photo from a fast-food restaurant taken around the time of the incident, wearing a black t-shirt and hat.

The teen, whose name has not been released, was charged with one count of animal cruelty. The teen’s mother said her son turned himself into police.

According to police, the teenager is being charged as an adult in criminal court, but will be eligible for youthful offender status.

The teen was released on an appearance ticket and is due to appear in court on August 12.

An 18-year old Auburn woman is dead and an Owasco man is in hospital following a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday night. Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department says it happened on East Lake Road in Owasco. 
Chloe Calhoun was transported to Auburn Community hospital, then airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where she later died of her injuries.

The other driver, 33-year old Dane Schneider, of Owasco, was admitted to Upstate with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators are looking for your help. If you saw the accident or what led up to it, contact Detective Lieutenant Brian Schenck at 315-253-3545.

Henrietta, N.Y. — Two truck drivers behind the wheels of tractor trailers have been arrested for driving while intoxicated in the last month.

Sheriff’s deputies say a truck driver arrested for DWI Thursday morning had to be pulled out from the windshield. His tractor trailer flipped on 390 southbound near I-90, spilling garbage across the lanes.

Just last month, police say a Michigan man was arrested on the Thruway near Buffalo for a blood alcohol content of .33, more than eight times the legal limit for drivers with commercial licenses. The blood alcohol content threshold for those with commercial licenses is .04, which is half of what is legal for other drivers.

The Department of Environmental Conservation, Thursday, confirmed that a fire on July 5th in Cayuga County, north of Auburn, was the result of horse manure spontaneously bursting into flames. A state conservation officer reports that a large pile of horse dung near a stable in the town of Throop caught fire due to “excessive” heat and near-drought conditions.

The fire spread and came close to engulfing a nearby valley that was overgrown with dry brush and filled with dead trees. Firefighters that day endured 90-degree temperatures in bringing the blaze under control in about two hours. The pungent stench of the burning manure was carried by the wind into nearby neighborhoods, according to the DEC.

The owner of the stables reported that it was not that unusual for piles of horse manure to spontaneously combust. The DEC advised them to figure out ways to prevent the steaming piles from catching fire in the future.

Rochester, N.Y. – A popular bowling center, formerly based in Brighton, will be officially moving to Rochester this fall.

Clover Lanes is rebranding itself as Radio Social, and it will be located in the North Winton Village, at the historic Stromberg-Carlson Radio Factory at the intersection of Carlson and Blossom Roads.

Ownership promises that it will include 34 bowling lanes, dining cocktails, games and other features.

Clover Lanes had been located on Monroe Avenue in Brighton. It closed in March.

The recent ongoing political campaigns have cause an upsurge in one kind of crime. The Yates County Sheriff’s Office reported recently that political campaign signs have been stolen from yards at various locations countywide. Sheriff Ron Spike says people may not realize that stealing a campaign sign, or tampering with a sign is larceny and perhaps trespassing.

The political signs are the property of the homeowner. Spike says typically, these thefts are not reported to police, but if you are a victim of yard sign theft, contact their non-emergency line at 536-4438.


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