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Law & Order
April 23, 2016
New policy/grant provides 24/7 public defender services for Newark, Palmyra arraignments

With the help of state funding, a new policy has taken effect in the Newark and Palmyra courts, where no matter what hour of the day, when an individual is brought in for an arraignment, a public defender will be called in to assist them. “In the past, it would’ve just been happenstance if we […]

April 16, 2016
Already in prison, man charged in 2014 Palmyra Burglary

On 04/14/16, State Police in Lyons arrested Kirtis L. Rothfuss, age 39, who is currently an inmate at the Altona Correctional Facility, for Burglary in the second degree, Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, Criminal Mischief in the fourth degree and Petit Larceny. The arrest involves a residential burglary that was committed in the Town […]

April 9, 2016
Newark woman uses relative’s ID to receive medical aid, oxycodone prescription

Newark Village Police reported the arrest on Tuesday (4/5) of Jessica Ortiz, age 27, of 419 East Union Street in Newark. It is alleged that Ortiz, on August 27, 2015, went to Newark Wayne Hospital pretending to be a relative to receive health care. She left the hospital with a prescription for oxycodone. Ortiz then […]

April 2, 2016
Crime occurred in 2011, arrest finally made last week

It took over four years to bring the case to an arrest, but Ontario County Sheriff’s  Investigators finally got their man. Back between October 24th, 2011 until November 3, 2011, the Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Company reported the theft of copper grounding cable from a fenced in area off Route 96 in the Town of […]

March 19, 2016
When drugs take over common sense

Newark Police were called to 411 West Miller Street on Friday (3/4) following a call of a woman passed out in a backyard. Upon arrival, police found a woman unconscious, soaking wet and not breathing/with no heartbeat. Police recognized the woman as a heroin addict and immediately injected the woman with Narcon, a drug to […]

March 12, 2016
Woman shows up, passes out at drug counseling center

Newark Village Police were called to the FLACRA (Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling & Referral Agency) at 310 West Union Street in Newark at 5:23 p.m. on Thursday (3/10). Staff reported that a female client passed out in a chair and was fast asleep. Kelsey R. Lauster, age 20, of 168 West Genesee Street in Clyde […]

January 9, 2016
Newark Dad driving drunk with Two small children in car

Newark Village Police reported stopping a vehicle on South Main Street at 9:25 p.m. on Monday (1/4).   The driver, Joseph Currington, age 36, of 200 Fair Street in Newark was charged with Felony DWI with a prior DWI conviction in the Town of Hopewell back in December of 2012. At the time of his […]

December 26, 2015
Home health aid charged in theft from elderly Palmyra woman

Palmyra police reported the arrest on Thursday (12/17) of Rachel L. Russell, age 23, of 4823 Eddy Ridge Road in Marion for one count of Petit Larceny. It is alleged that while working as a company home health aid, Russell took $500 cash from an elderly Palmyra woman. Russell attempted to return the money, while […]

December 4, 2015
Fake Social Security card leads to arrest of Illegal Entrant

On Monday (11/23), the clerk at the Wayne County Department of Motor (DMV) vehicles became suspicious of a Social Security card that had been submitted as part of the proof required for a vehicle title change. “She felt it just didn’t look, or feel right,” said Wayne County Clerk, Mike Jankowski. Following procedures, the clerk […]

November 30, 2015
Marion drunk driver ready to take on all terrorists, neighbors and police

It began Tuesday (11/24) at 2 a.m. when an intoxicated Jean Marc A. Ropiteau began calling officials in Rochester telling them they were doing nothing about terrorists and he was going to “blow them up.” Rochester Police called the State Police in Williamson to go to Ropiteau’s home at 4851 Ridge Chapel Road in Marion […]

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Mark A. Welker

FAIRPORT: Mark passed away on December 23, 2021 at age 79.  He is survived by his wife, Pat Welker; children, Craig (Candida) Welker and Terri (John) Strong; grandchildren, Austin Welker, Bryan (Brandy) Vandermallie, Dan Vandermallie, Morgan (Jeremy) Dianetti, Scott Allen, and Stephanie Woodard; 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Barbara (Jim) Kahle and William (Pat) Welker; several […]

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