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May 3, 2023

Niagara County contractor accused of fraud

Law enforcement authorities have announced the arrest of a Niagara County man for allegedly operating a contractor fraud scheme.

Mar 4, 2016

Rochester finance director charged with DWI

Charles A. Benincasa, 59, Rochester’s finance director, was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated. About 8:40 p.m., State Police monitoring police radio heard a report of a hit and run collision at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Culver Road in Rochester. A few minutes later, they assisted a Rochester Police officer who stopped Benincasa’s vehicle about […]

Jul 14, 2015

State police dedicate sign to fallen trooper

The Badge of Honor Association in conjunction with the New York State Police Saturday honored fallen Trooper William P. Keane with a sign dedication on Mile Strip Expressway, (State Highway 179), south of Buffalo. Keane suffered a fatal heart attack Aug. 23, 2013, while assigned to the North American Inspectors Challenge in Salt Lake City, […]

Jul 10, 2015

State police holiday arrests

New York state troopers from Troop A in Batavia were kept busy during the Independence Day weekend. Between Friday and Sunday, troopers from the Jamestown, Fredonia and Collins stations responded to 102 calls for service, made 417 vehicle-and-traffic arrests, 59 drug-related arrests, two illegal weapons arrests, two illegal fireworks arrests and six driving-while-intoxicated arrests. The […[...]

Sep 9, 2014

State police issue phone scam warning

The New York State Police is issuing a warning regarding the latest phone scam hitting the Western New York area. The state police have received several calls regarding phone scammers contacting residents and businesses stating they owe money or that a loved one is in jail. The caller instructs the individual to go to a […]

Aug 12, 2014

State police in nationwide enforcement effort

The New York State Police investigated zero fatal crashes during a four-day multistate campaign designed to save lives. Troopers participated in “I90/94 Challenge,” a traffic enforcement campaign with law enforcement officials in 14 other states on one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates. The challenge, conducted Aug. 1-4 on I-90 and I-94 across the United […]

Jul 31, 2014

State police join multi-state safety effort

The New York State Police will join law enforcement officials in 14 other states to increase traffic enforcement on one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates. The “I90/94 Challenge”, conducted on I-90 and I-94 across the United States, is part of a four-day effort aimed at saving lives by cracking down on dangerous driving offenses. […]

Apr 17, 2014

Colonie man charged with impersonating trooper

While state police were conducting a traffic stop Sunday in the city of Albany, a man pulled his vehicle over and asked them if they needed assistance, saying he was a trooper out of Latham. Other than wearing a polo shirt which displayed a state police logo, Anthony Chandler had no other identification to show […]

Apr 17, 2014

Police: Man made 48 false child abuse calls

WHITNEY POINT (AP) — State police said they’ve charged a 43-year-old upstate New York man with making nearly 50 false reports of violence against children to the state child abuse hotline. Investigators said Harry Clauson of Whitney Point in Broome County made 48 calls to the hotline between Sept. 27 and Feb. 17 at all […]

Mar 25, 2014

Arrest made in Waterloo murder

State police in Waterloo on Monday arrested Brian J. Karris, 37, on a Seneca County indictment charging him with second-degree murder. Karris is accused of killing Thomas J. Blancke, 24, of Geneva, on Dec. 14 at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. Karris was arraigned in the Seneca County Court and returned to the […]

Mar 17, 2014

Troopers investigating school incident

A misinterpreted text led to a state police investigation last week after a complaint of a possible school shooting scenario. Troopers said a two-day investigation revealed a 14-year-old student at Thousand Islands School in Jefferson County was observed completing a text on his phone that appeared to contain content relative to a possible school shooting […]

Mar 4, 2014

State police, sheriff to share dispatch services

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police have reached an agreement to have the county 911 Center also answer calls for the state police. The new agreement will further enhance efficiency and maximize the resources of both agencies by re-routing state police calls for service, previously received at their Amity barracks, […]

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