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The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is making more arrests.
Sheriff Gary Maha has just released the Sheriff’s Office Annual report for 2011.
Maha says the numbers show a zero tolerance position when it comes to underage drinking and DWI enforcement.

Larceny arrests are also up…386 people were arrested last year, many of them shoplifting cases. The sheriff says the numbers show retailers are taking a more proactive approach to prosecuting shoplifters.

A Batavia man gets 2 and a half to 5 years in prison for burglary. 
46-year old Heyward Clark broke into Jackson Welding Supply last June. 
He was on parole at the time. 
He was sentenced yesterday in Genesee County Court as a second felony offender. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo is leading the way to overhaul the state’s horse racing industry. 
The Governor has announced a reform plan for the New York Racing Association also known as NYRA. Recent allegations that the group withheld over eight-billion dollars in winnings from bettors have pushed the reform plan along. 
Michael Kane, President of Western Region OTB – which owns Batavia Downs – calls the Governors plan is a positive step, one that OTB "supports fully." 

A Genesee County man has been inducted into New York State’s 2012 Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Hal Kreter, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant and Director of the County’s Veterans Service Agency received the honor in Albany this week. 
Kreter began his service in 1971 during the Vietnam War. He spent 24 years in the Marines.
He joined the county Veterans Services office in 1995.
Kreter still works helping returning vets adjust to civilian life.


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