Police Beat Archives (2024)

Interlaken Teacher Resigns After Incident with Student

A South Seneca Elementary School teacher resigned and faces charges after a reported physical altercation with a student. Jessika M. Pfeil was charged with second-degree harassment following an investigation by the Interlaken Police Department. The ... more

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Police Seek Public’s Help in Farmington Bank Fraud Case

New York State Police are asking for help to find a suspect who tried to cash a fake $3,500 check at the Reliant Federal Credit Union in Farmington on June 4. Around 1:50 p.m., a ... more

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Sodus Man Arrested for Violating Protection Order

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man from Sodus on June 26 for violating a protection order. Deputies charged Austin Shulenburg, 29, with Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree after he was found with ... more

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Lyons Man Faces Felony Charges After Domestic Incident

A Lyons man was arrested on June 26 following a domestic incident investigation. Alexander J. Tellier, 28, is charged with Aggravated Family Offense and Criminal Contempt in the second degree. Tellier allegedly violated an active ... more

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Auburn Police Seek Help Finding Missing Man

The Auburn Police Department is searching for Adam Winks, a 30-year-old man who has been missing since June 10. Winks is described as 5-foot-6, 200 pounds, with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was ... more

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Today on Inside the FLX we're joined by Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck to get an update on critical funding issues that could soon impact his department and public safety there. Since the closure of ... more

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Traveler Stopped with Loaded Handgun at Rochester Airport

A traveler was stopped at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport on Tuesday when TSA officers allegedly found a gun in his carry-on bag. The TSA reported that a loaded .45 caliber handgun was ... more

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Lyons Man Arrested for DWI After Crash in Walworth

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lyons man following a crash on State Route 350. Shawn P. Belile, 42, was driving southbound when he veered off the road, hitting a mailbox. Deputies determined Belile ... more

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Newark Man Arrested After Hitting Ex-Girlfriend; Damaging Photo at Newark PD HQ

The Newark Police Department reports the arrest of a village resident following a physical domestic incident involving his ex-girlfriend. David Perry, 31, has been charged with harassment and criminal mischief. It's alleged that he became ... more

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Wolcott Man Arrested for Violating Court Orders After Anonymous Tip

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a man from Wolcott after an anonymous tip about a family dispute. Deputies responded to a report of Cameron Sage, 33, violating an order of protection by entering a ... more

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Teen Drowns in Erie Canal in Newark

Authorities are investigating a suspected drowning that occurred on June 24 in the Erie Canal in Newark. Witnesses reported seeing a teenage boy enter the canal from a guardrail on the North Main Street bridge ... more

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Inmate Arrested for Assault in Cayuga County Jail

The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of an inmate for an assault inside the county jail. On June 20, Billy J. Thompson Jr. started a fight with another inmate, causing physical injuries. The ... more

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Geneva Man Charged with Promoting Prison Contraband

A Geneva man was arrested for bringing dangerous contraband into the Ontario County Jail. On June 24, Jonathan Clausell-Herrera, 40, was taken into custody at the jail for promoting prison contraband in the first degree ... more

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Walworth Man Arrested for Illegal Weapon Possession After Car Crash

Deputies say a Walworth man was found to be in possession of a loaded gun after a crash in Wayne County. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested Aaron J. Horn, 49, of Walworth, for illegal ... more

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Lyons Man Arrested for Trespassing and Property Damage

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lyons man after a domestic incident involving trespassing and property damage. Tysean J. Harris, 48, of Lyons, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Deputies ... more

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Penfield Man Arrested for Child Endangerment in Canandaigua

A disturbance at a Lakeshore Drive business on June 1 led to the arrest of a Penfield man. Juan Quinones, 30, was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after allegedly shoving and head-butting ... more

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Canandaigua Man Arrested for Obstruction and Harassment

A disturbance on Chapin Street on June 7 led to the arrest of a Canandaigua man. Patrick Hart, 24, was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation and Harassment in the Second Degree ... more

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Canandaigua Man Threatened to Stab Person with Knife

A disturbance on Bristol Street led to the arrest of a Canandaigua man early on June 14. Thomas B. Vaughan, 30, was charged with Menacing in the Second Degree and Obstructing Governmental Administration. Police say ... more

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Canandaigua Man Arrested for Aggravated DWI After Crash

A motor vehicle accident on Eastern Boulevard led to the arrest of a Canandaigua man early on June 16. Philip Murphy Jr., 63, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Operating While Registration Suspended, and ... more

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Police Beat Archives (2024)


Should you ever answer police questions? ›

In general, you do not have to talk to law enforcement officers (or anyone else), even if you do not feel free to walk away from the officer, you are arrested, or you are in jail. You cannot be punished for refusing to answer a question. It is a good idea to talk to a lawyer before agreeing to answer questions.

Why do cops ask for your phone number? ›

For example, if they are taking a criminal activity report from you (let's say someone burglarized your home), and they'd like to call you at some point during the investigation, they will ask you for your phone number.

Why do cops ask where are you coming from? ›

When a police officer asks where you are coming from, they are looking for evidence to support the possibility that you have or are committing a crime or whether or not you are a threat to public safety. This creates a baseline that they will later write down in a police report.

Can you look up a Chicago police report online? ›

Publicly Accessible Data. Lastly, the Chicago Police Department provides the general public with direct access to unofficial crime data through an internet application known as CLEARmap. CLEARmap can be accessed by visiting https://clearmap-chicagopd.hub.arcgis.com/.

Can you say I don't answer questions to a cop? ›

You have the constitutional right to remain silent. In general, you do not have to talk to law enforcement officers (or anyone else), even if you do not feel free to walk away from the officer, you are arrested, or you are in jail. You cannot be pun- ished for refusing to answer a question.

Can police tell you who reported you? ›

In general in the US you have no legal right to know. As I said above this can vary by state. If you are later charged with a crime and prosecuted you have a right to confront all witnesses against you. If the person who made the initial report is a witness for the prosecution then you'll know.

Why do cops ask why I pulled you over? ›

"I think the most common reason is the officer wants you to admit guilt to some extent." "They're probably looking to get you to self-incriminate," added driver Justin Gehring of Woodbury. "If he's asking me a question, I'll answer him," added driver Deb Metzger from Wisconsin.

What to say when a cop asks where you're going? ›

You have the right to remain silent. For example, you do not have to answer any questions about where you are going, where you are traveling from, what you are doing, or where you live. If you wish to exercise your right to remain silent, say so out loud.

Can police see your phone messages? ›

Police can potentially obtain various information from your phone number, such as call and text records, location data, and even access to your phone if it is seized during an investigation. The specific information they can retrieve may depend on legal requirements and the nature of the investigation.

Why do cops ask you to step out of the car? ›

The police have the right to ask the person to step out of their car if they believed they had witnessed a crime going on. If the person did not comply, then the police would threaten to and then eventually arrest the person.

When a cop asks how fast you were going? ›

Keep your answers brief.

If asked, “Do you know how fast you were going?” say “Yes.” Answering “No” will to imply to the officer that you are being negligent by not being aware of your speed/ the speed limit.

Do you know why I pulled you over law? ›

Officers will no longer be allowed to ask you if you know why they pulled you over. NBC 7's Kelvin Henry reports. A bill taking effect on Jan. 1, 2024, will change the framing of conversations between law enforcement and drivers during traffic stops in California.

Are local police reports public record? ›

Police reports are considered ! public records' within the meaning of the California Public Records Act and the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance. Police reports must be released unless an exception applies.

Are police reports public record in Illinois? ›

Illinois criminal records include the individual's name, aliases, mugshots, arrest warrant information and records, booking information, charges, court documents, conviction records, sentencing details, and probation and parole records. Criminal records are generally accessible to the public in Illinois.

What is a CB number in Chicago? ›

A "CB" (Central Booking) number is a that the Chicago Police Department issues to arrestees for identification purposes.. it does not necessarily mean that there will be any "follow up legal actions" at all.

Can you ignore police at your door? ›

Fourth Amendment Rights

Under the Fourth Amendment, you have the right to refuse consent for police to enter your home if they do not have an arrest or search warrant. This is true whether you are a renter or a homeowner.

Should you be honest to cops? ›

What should you do? The best thing that you can do is simply to say as little as possible to the police. You are sometimes obligated to do things like to identify yourself, such as during a traffic stop. But do not volunteer any other information and always assume that they may not be truthful with you.

What is one common standard when making a complaint against an officer? ›

What is one common standard when making a complaint against an officer? The complaint must be in writing and signed by the complainant. An officer may detain a person for any reason.


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