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A 3-month investigation by State Police into a case of identity theft results in the arrest of a Darien woman.
30-year-old Crystal Kiebzak of Darien has been charged with a felony count of Identity Theft and a misdemeanor charge of possession of stolen property.
Troopers say Crystal used a relative’s information to run up almost $3,000 worth of purchases at the Batavia Wal-mart.
Crystal has been released on her own recognizance.
 
Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the federal government for roughly $30-billion to help New York State recover and rebuild from Super Storm Sandy.  
Cuomo says the money would go toward repairing bridges, tunnels, subways and train lines.  
The money would also be used for rebuilding homes and reimburse first responders for overtime costs.  Cuomo called the storm cataclysmic for New York.   
 
The holiday brought a heated exchange between some neighbors on Maple Street in Batavia.
Police say three residents of Maple were arrested yesterday following a fracas where punches were thrown and one person fell through a porch railing.
49-year-old Linda Henry, 45-year-old Michael Henry and 30-year-old Katrina Thigpen all charged with Harassment and Disorderly conduct.
 
An Ellicott Street couple is in trouble with the law.
Police say 32-year-old Kevin O’Connell Jr. allegedly drove his car off of Ellicott Street on Saturday and into the front porch of a home where it became stuck.
The investigation showed that O’Connell and his companion, 25-year-old Samantha Johnson, had allegedly hosted a party earlier where underage persons were allegedly served alcohol.
 
Funeral services have been held for U.S. Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan earlier this month.  Family, friends and dignitaries came out to St. John the Baptist Church in Alden to remember the fallen reservist.  Gornewicz was riding in a Humvee that was struck by an improvised explosive device, killing him and two other soldiers from New York State.
 

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to celebrate his 55th birthday by raising funds for his campaign. Cuomo's campaign will hold a fundraiser at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan on December 6th.  Birthday presents doubling as donations will start at 15-hundred dollars for a ticket to the event. 

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