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Geneva man facing drug charges in Canandaigua

A Geneva man is facing charges after police say he sold crack cocaine in Canandaigua. Jason A. Harrison, 37, of Geneva, is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Police say he accused of selling approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine on Lakeshore Drive. Police say he also had possession of approximately $1,800, which was seized by police.  Harrison was sent to the Ontario County Jail to await arraignment. 

Police: Canandaigua woman leaves child alone for 15 hours

A Canandaigua woman is facing charges after police say she left a child unsupervised for 15 hours.

Sara A. Ashworth, 32, of Canandaigua, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Ashworth left a nine-year-old child alone and unsupervised for 15 hours without any means of communication or other safety provisions in place.

Ashworth was arraigned in Canandaigua City Court. She’s due back in court at a later date.

Farmington woman charged with stealing and selling parts from Avon dealership

A Farmington woman is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies say she stole parts from the dealership she worked at and then sold them online.

Betsy C. Strickner, 41, of Farmington, is charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies say Strickner was ordering radio units and selling them through her own EBay account while she was working as the parts manager for a dealership in the town of Avon. Sheriff’s deputies say Strickner had been ordering the items under other part descriptions to hide the theft of the radios. 

Sheriff’s Deputies say Stickner had been stealing the parts over the past year and the total loss of the dealership was $140,860.

Strickner was arraigned in Avon Town Court and is being held in the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.  

Sodus man charged with choking woman in parking lot of bank in Canandaigua

A Sodus man is facing charges after police say he choked a woman in the parking lot of a bank in Canandaigua.

Leonard D. Windsor, 29, of Sodus, is charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and harassment. Police say Windsor got into physical domestic incident where he pulled the hair and then choked a woman while in the rear parking lot of the Chase Manhattan Bank on South Main Street in Canandaigua.

Windsor was transported to the Ontario County Jail to await arraignment.

Victor standoff suspect pleads guilty

The Ontario County man accused of causing a standoff that shut down a Victor neighborhood pleaded guilty in court Wednesday morning.

Ryan Whidden pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sentence includes five years of post-release supervision.

Police say Whidden fired at parked cars outside his Ketchum Street house last March in Victor. He then barricaded himself in home and held his wife against her will. Officers say they forced Whidden to surrender after the 12 hour standoff by using tear gas.

Opening statements begin for Victor standoff suspect

Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of a Victor man charged nearly a year ago following a 12-hour standoff at his home on Ketchum Road.

Sheriff's deputies say Ryan K. Whidden, of Victor, barricaded himself in his residence on March 11, 2013 with his wife, Nina, for nearly 12 hours before surrendering to law enforcement. The standoff brought multiple police agencies and emergency vehicles to a quiet Victor neighborhood.

Officers say they forced Whidden to surrender after the 12 hour standoff by using tear gas. No one was hurt.

Deputies: Mother smoked marijuana while driving with 11-month-old child in car

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies say a woman was driving high on drugs with her 11-month-old child in the car.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 23-year-old Katherine Madden of Lyons on Sunday after she was pulled over on Sutton Road in the town of Seneca.

News10NBC is told Madden and 29-year-old David Bender, who was also in the car, admitted to smoking marijuana while the baby was also inside the car.

They say Madden failed a series of sobriety tests, and a drug recognition expert determined she was impaired by drugs at the time.

Madden was charged with DWAI Drugs, DWI LeAndra’s Law, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Bender was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Madden and Bender will answer to the charges at a later date.