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In The News

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 

Two young boys were hospitalized Friday morning after emergency crews were called to an apartment complex in Webster.

Around 10:45 a.m., an emergency call came in for a child found drowned in a bathtub in the Phillips Village apartment complex on Krieger Road.  When police arrived on scene, they say they found two boys – ages one and two – both alive. They were said to have been playing in the shower when the plug covered up the drain, and the tub filled with water.

The older brother thought the little one may have drowned, according to officers. Neighbors said they heard screaming, then saw someone come from across the hall and perform CPR on the one year old – and called 911. Two adults, one of whom was the mother, were home at the time, according to police.

Both boys were taken for evaluation to the hospital. Police did not provide the media with any follow up on their condition.

A Penfield man was charged with DWI after deputies say he swerved off the road and a passenger threw up out the window.

On Sunday, deputies said Cameron Dubois, 24, was driving on the shoulder of Rt. 21 in Palmyra with his lights off and the vehicle in reverse. When deputies stopped Dubois’ vehicle, Dubois reportedly turned the engine off and a front seat passenger vomited out the window.

After failing field sobriety tests, Dubois was taken into custody with a BAC of .14. Dubois was released on appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Palmyra court.

Employees at Charlie Riedel’s Restaurant on County Road 10, in Canandaigua, described Sunday as business as usual, until about three o’clock, when a giant bang, decribed as a cannon-shot, reportedly shook the building; followed by a fire alarm. The sound they heard was the cause of the fire, a lightning strike to the building

As a thunderstorn raged outside, Firefighters soon showed up to put out the flames, Inside, employees were still working and customers still eating. Patrons and staff exited the building safely while the rain and lighting continued.

No one was injured. Clean up continued after everyone was safely out; the restaurant suffered mostly smoke and water damage. Owners plan to rebuild and re-open.

A Rochester woman has been arrested after allegedly stealing over $1,000 worth of merchandise from the Victor Walmart.

Police say 33-year-old Tameeka Whipset stole $1,275.14 worth of merchandise from the store, and was found in possession of a magnetic key used to open or deactivate security devices.

Whipset was arrested for allegedly committing grand larceny in the fourth degree and possession of burglar’s tools.

She was taken to jail for pre-arraignment detention and will reappear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.

A 64-year-old woman was rescued after driving her car into a pond in Geneseo Saturday night.

Authorities told 13WHAM, the woman, from the Mt. Morris area, was leaving Dollar Tree in the Genesee Valley Shopping Center plaza when she suffered a seizure.

Her car rolled down the embankment and into one of the ponds along Lakeville Road. Authorities said witnesses tried to help her, but EMS crews pulled the victim out when they arrived. The woman was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons and is said to be all right.

Dozens of people filed into the City Church of Batavia, to pay respects for the two-year old twin boys Micah and Michael Gard, who died of smoke inhalation after police say they were left home alone May 20.

Police are still calling it a criminal investigation, but family members put that aside on Saturday to remember the young boys.

On May 20, fire torn through the family’s apartment on State Street Road. Police say the twins’ mother, Heather Ace, left them home alone that Friday night.

The cause and circumstances in a fatal fire in Batavia last week, are still under investigation. The police investigation has yet to reveal where Ace was or what caused the fire.

New York State Police shutdown the eastbound lane of Route 104 between 250 and Holt Road Saturday morning due to a large pothole.

Police received reports that the pothole was causing multiple vehicles to get flat tires. The New York State Department of Transportation was on scene patching the pothole during the weekend. Route 104 reopened around noon after being closed for most of the morning. State Police said the problem will be addressed again on early this week if necessary.

A motorcyclist was hurt following a crash in Ontario County Friday evening.

Crews were called to the intersection of County Roads 6 and 23 in Oaks Corners around 5:30 p.m. for the report of a crash involving a motorcycle.
Sheriff’s deputies said the motorcycle, which was traveling north on County Road 6, collided with a minivan traveling westbound toward Route 23. They said the minivan’s driver stopped at the intersection, then continued forward, not seeing the motorcyclist, and drove into the path of the motorcycle. Deputies said the motorcycle had the right-of-way.

The motorcyclist, 75-year-old Alice Wright of Stanley, suffered two broken arms, a broken femur and several broken ribs. Deputies said the injuries were serious, but that she was conscious at the scene.

Wright was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital via helicopter for treatment.

The driver of the minivan was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign.

As part of its weekend-long commemoration of Memorial Day, the Village of Waterloo held a parade Monday afternoon where hundreds including dozens of veterans, made their way to a memorial in the center of the Village to lay wreaths and to honor fallen comrades.

The Village of Waterloo in Seneca County is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day and this year marks a special anniversary, 150 years of honoring those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. Signage around the town reminds people that this is where Memorial Day was established in 1866.

The people of Waterloo first celebrated Memorial Day in 1866, honoring soldiers who died in their village during the civil war.

Authorities say an exploding package has injured a prison guard who found it near his central New York mailbox.

Authorities say it’s not yet clear whether the explosion Sunday was related to the victim’s work. State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision representatives haven’t immediately responded to inquiries about the matter.

The guard reportedly picked up the package around 8 a.m. outside his home on Old Floyd Road in the town of Floyd, near Utica and the prison in the town of Marcy. Authorities said the package blew up in his hands. The 52-year-old man is said to be hospitalized with burns to his arms. Authorities have not yet released his name.

Neighbors said they heard a loud boom, followed by screams and sirens.



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