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18-Year-Old Accused of Stealing from Cars in Oakfield

If you had a personal belonging stolen in the Village of Oakfield over the past year, chances are the alleged thief involved has been arrested.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 18-year-old Dalton Long, who currently lives in Caledonia.

He was jailed on $15,000 cash bail. Long is facing 10 charges so far including three felony charges of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft.

Deputies say Long had been stealing items from cars overnight since January 2013.

The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Le Roy Man Accused of Stealing Co-Pays

A LeRoy man is accused of stealing co-pays from the doctor’s office he worked at.

James Mitchell, 35, is charged with petit larceny. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating him since August. It was a lengthy one due to billing cycles and victims continuing to come forward, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said.

Mitchell allegedly stole the co-pays from patients as they left the office after their appointments.

He was issued an appearance for Town of Geneseo Court at a later date.

County Court Report

The LeRoy man who broke into a woman’s home and raped her at knifepoint was sentenced to 18 years in prison today in County Court.

Charles Johnson, 29, of Gilbert Street was also sentenced by Judge Robert Noonan to 25 years post-release supervision.

He pleaded guilty in November under the agreement he would serve no more than 18 years for the May break-in and rape. If he was convicted by jury trial, he would have faced a 10 to 25-year sentence.

Also in County Court...

A LeRoy man involved with stealing high-voltage copper electrical wire from industrial plants in LeRoy was missing from sentencing for the second time.

Michael Nicometo, 28, was reportedly hospitalized in Rochester when his first sentencing date came up earlier this month.

This morning he was a no-show. Finally he turned himself in in the early afternoon.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. on a third-degree burglary conviction.

Gov. Cuomo Offer $12 Million to Protect Water Quality in WNY Farms

Farms are vital to New York’s economy and they need clean water to be fully operational and productive.

That’s why Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s making $12 million available to protect clean water in order to make farms -- and surrounding water sources -- safer and cleaner.

It’s an effort to control “…non-point source pollution. That’s definitely directed toward water quality improvement,” George Squires, manager of the Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation Department said. “And it covers a whole host of different conservation practices that farms may want to implement. The goal is to keep water clean and all our streams, lakes and all the water bodies that we drain.”

Squires says it’s a cost-share program allowing up to 75 percent of the cost of installing conservation practices on farms to be covered by the grant.

The funds can help farms solve a number of different issues, such as corrosion control or agricultural waste management.

“In a sense it’s like putting together a plan for not only what you’re doing right on the farm but also places where you may need help and that’s where the grant program kicks in in encouraging you to take care of those issues where the farm needs some help,” Squires said.

More information can be found at agriculture.ny.gov.
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