posted on September 12, 2011 07:42
A harrowing situation in LeRoy turns out to be nothing more than a routine duffel bag.
LeRoy Police received a report yesterday of a suspicious bag sitting right outside the Post Office. Officers called in the State Police and FBI bomb squads as a precaution. Main Street in LeRoy was shut down for a time for safety.
The FBI used imaging technology to scan the duffel bag. It turned out to be filled with just your usual items. No charges are pending.
Some more serious charges were filed against an apparent traveling magazine salesman.
29-year-old Francis Lacko was cuffed in the Village of LeRoy on Friday, after police received a report of a shady character going door-to-door. Apparently, it was Lacko selling magazines. But the arresting officer ran a background check on him, and apparently Lacko is wanted in three states, including his home state of Pennsylvania.
He’s charged here for peddling without a permit. Lacko is currently jailed without bail.
In federal court, a light sentencing for a woman convicted of housing a suspected meth dealer.
42-year-old Denise Montgomery of Batavia was sentenced on Friday to one year’s probation. Montgomery was originally arrested in 2009 at her Jackson Street home. Lawmen discovered she’d been cooking meth there and distributing it in the area.
Another man arrested at that same residence, Kenneth Mosholder, had been charged in 2009 with the actual production and distribution of meth. Mosholder later died before due process could be completed.
Water customers on Ross Street and Miller Avenue will see their service interrupted for a good portion of the day today.
The on-going North Street sewer reconstruction project will require the water to be shut off for several hours on Ross Street, between Ellsworth Avenue and North Street. Water will also be shut off along the entire length of Miller Avenue.
In Monroe County, Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of two loaded handguns – from a Livingston County Sheriff’s patrol car.
The cruiser was parked at Marketplace Mall when the daring thief apparently smashed a passenger-side window, reached in and grabbed the guns.
Other items reported stolen include a GPS navigator, a camera and possibly a Taser.
This is the latest in a long line of such break-ins at Marketplace Mall, but believed to be the first into an actual police car.