Police Beat Archives (2024)

Stolen car from Yates County crashes in Rochester; three arrested with weapons

A stolen car from Yates County crashed in Rochester on Saturday night. State Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled and collided with another car at Culver Road and Empire Boulevard. Credit: 13WHAM-TV ... more

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Police: Waterloo man charged with sexually abusing 12-year-old after investigation

Police arrested a Waterloo man following a sex abuse investigation two days after an incident in the village. On June 24 at approximately 7:02 p.m. Charles J Asbury, age 44, of Waterloo was arrested for ... more

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Clyde man had BAC nearly three-times legal limit during Waterloo stop

The Waterloo Police Department reported an arrest early on June 23 for driving while intoxicated. Ronald A. Halbritter III, 35, of Clyde, NY, was stopped at about 1:36 a.m. for an expired inspection and a ... more

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Waterloo woman arrested for weapon possession and child endangerment; teen charged for possessing nunchucks

A Waterloo woman and teen under 13 years old face several charges after the child was found in possession of nunchucks. Joanna L. Stagner, 34, was arrested for child endangerment and weapons possession after allegedly ... more

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IPD investigates two shootings and related car crash

Ithaca Police responded to two shootings and a related car crash on June 28. The first shooting occurred around 1:35 p.m. in the 400 block of Adams Street. The second happened at 1:57 p.m. in ... more

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Waterloo teen arrested for violating court order

The Waterloo Police Department arrested a local teen late on June 24 for criminal contempt following an investigation. Dakota L. Wolcott, 19, allegedly violated a Class A stay-away order of protection around 11:58 p.m. by ... more

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Seneca Falls woman arrested again after failing to appear in court

The Seneca Falls Police Department arrested a local woman on June 29 for failing to appear in court. Kelsey M. Davoli, 23, faced two bench warrants related to previous petit larceny arrests at a local ... more

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Massachusetts man arrested for DWI in Seneca Falls

A man from Massachusetts was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Friday after being stopped by Seneca Falls police. The incident occurred at 8:51 p.m. on Lake Road when the vehicle failed to stop at ... more

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Walworth woman arrested for DWI in Ontario

A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Walworth woman on Friday at 11:00 p.m. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies stopped Laurie L. Ruston, 59, for driving on the wrong side ... more

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Penfield couple arrested after fraud and identity theft investigation in Ontario County

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of two people following a lengthy investigation into a stolen credit card and illegal purchases made at the Canandaigua Walmart. On June 27, Kelli C. Race, 41, ... more

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Canandaigua woman arrested for making threats and false report to police

Police in Canandaigua arrested a local woman for making a terroristic threat and falsely reporting an incident after an investigation stemming from a situation earlier this week. Sherlla Denis, 40, was arrested on June 28 ... more

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Auburn PD arrest three men in stolen $120K sports car

Auburn police arrested three men on Friday morning after finding them in possession of a stolen sports car worth $120,000. Officers were assisting Syracuse police in locating a white Maserati using tracking technology. The Maserati ... more

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Auburn man accused of rape after investigation into attack on child

The Auburn Police Department reports the arrest of a 29-year-old following a rape investigation involving a young child. Weston Rhodes, 29, is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a child that was under 15 ... more

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Cayuga County man arrested for sexual assault of a minor

The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of a 31-year-old following a sex assault investigation involving a young child. Luke Gunnip, 31, of Ira was arrested for first-degree criminal sex act following an investigation ... more

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Geneva woman arrested for DWI and driving with suspended license

On June 24, around 2 a.m., Geneva police stopped a car on E. North Street for not having a front license plate. Sgt. Nickolas Shannon suspected the driver, Bridgette Caroline Reyes, 23, of being intoxicated ... more

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Geneva police arrested Waterloo man for DWI

On June 27 at around 10 p.m., Geneva police stopped a car on Oak Street for not having a valid NYS inspection sticker. Officer Brett Hall suspected the driver, Edwin Giovanni Cabrera-Guzman, 44, of Waterloo, ... more

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Seneca Falls Man Arrested for DWI After Traffic Stop

A 49-year-old Seneca Falls man was arrested on June 27 at 11:14 p.m. following a traffic stop on State Route 89. The Town of Seneca Falls Police Department observed the driver speeding and conducted the ... more

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Geneva Man Arrested for Menacing

A 67-year-old Geneva man was arrested on Wednesday at 7:36 p.m. for menacing in the second degree. Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies and New York State Troopers made the arrest at 10 Genesis Way following an ... more

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Walworth Teen Arrested for Stealing from Grocery Store

An 18-year-old man from Walworth was arrested for petit larceny after allegedly stealing from Tops grocery store. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that Giorgio Catanzaro concealed steak and bread in his hoodie and walked ... 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? ›

Fifth Amendment Right to Remain Silent

This means that a person cannot be compelled to incriminate themselves in a criminal case. So you still have the right to refuse to answer questions from law enforcement or other authorities. This constitutional right prevents self-incrimination and ensures a fair legal process.

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.

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.

Can a cop ask for SSN? ›

A: No, a police officer typically cannot and should not ask for your social security number in a situation like this.

Why do cops say "Do you know 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.

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.

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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