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Law & Order
May 7, 2016
Corrections Officer charged in choking teen inmate

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff’s reported the arrest on Thursday (5/5) of a Sheriff’s Correction Officer, Brian Miller, age 47, a 14 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. It is alleged Miller choked an inmate during an altercation in the jail. The inmate, being less than 17 years of age, was not injured […]

April 30, 2016
Vehicle crash leads to Driving/Drug charges for Newark woman

Newark Village Police reported the arrest on Sunday (4/10) at 6:15 p.m. of Valerie Montroy, age 36, of Route 31 in Newark, after responding to an accident. It is alleged Montroy’s vehicle went over a curb on West Maple Avenue, hit a sign and a tree. The air bags on the vehicle deployed. Police discovered […]

April 23, 2016
Sheriff’s Office creates new unit to handle volume of pistol permit applications

To provide better customer service to the increasing number of gun permit applicants, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has established a new unit dedicated to making the application process more efficient. The new unit is intended to help the office reduce the time between when an individual applies for a pistol permit and when they […]

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 […]

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Recent Obituaries

Hudak, Barbara G.

 PALMYRA/MACEDON, NY:  Barbara passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John ‘Jace’ Hudak; sons Michael (Andrea) Hudak and Joshua (Jennifer) Hudak; seven grandchildren; Jami, Sylvia, Maya, Sebastian, Ryan, and Teagan;  brother William (Linda) Ghedi, and brother-in-law Robert (Patti) Hudak. Predeceased by her brother Robert […]

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Munger, Mary J.

MEXICO, NY: Mary Jean Munger (Satterlee), 77, of Mexico NY passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022.  She was born May 21, 1944 and then graduated from Clyde School District in 1962. She had degrees from Auburn Community and SUNY Oswego.  She taught many years at MACS and Oswego BOCES where she […]

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