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  • Police roundup: This week in crime

  • Police roundup: This week in crime

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  • Two charged with welfare fraud in Ontario County
    NEWARK — Two Newark residents were charged last Wednesday by Ontario County sheriff’s deputies with one count of fourth-degree welfare fraud and one count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.
    Deputies said Amanda E. Smith, 25, and Michael D. Hedderick, 26, both of 1205 Cole Road, allegedly received $2,615.75 in medical assistance between April 1 and Aug. 31, 2012 from the Ontario County Department of Social Services that they were not entitled to receive. Smith allegedly received unemployment insurance benefits, which were not reported to the Department of Social Services, during the same time period, deputies said. When applying for benefits on Jan. 23, 2012, Smith and Hedderick allegedly failed to report that Smith had been receiving the unemployment insurance benefits starting on Dec. 23, 2011.
    Smith and Hedderick were issued appearance tickets for Hopewell Town Court.
    Man arrested following assault at store
    WALWORTH — The Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph E. Lane, 47, of 3635 Route 21, Marion, following a reported assault at the Kwik Fill Red Apple Store on Penfield-Walworth Road in Walworth.
    Lane was arrested after he reportedly entered the Kiwk Fill store and struck a store clerk several times causing minor injuries.
    He was arraigned in Walworth Town Court on a charge of third-degree assault and released on his own recognizance.
    He is scheduled to return to court at a later date to answer the charges.
    Man charged with harassment, impersonation
    ONTARIO — The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of Pavel A. Laune, 20, of 607 Krieger Road, Webster, on June 11 for two counts of second-degree harassment and second-degree criminal impersonation.
    The charges stem from the investigation of Laune attempting to purchase alcohol at an Ontario business with another person’s New York state driver’s license. He fled the scene and shoved two employees during his escape. Deputies located Luane a short time later and took him into custody.
    He was processed and released with an appearance ticket for Ontario Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.
    Man charged after domestic dispute
    PALMYRA — Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Frank Wright, 40, of 5012 Route 31, Palmyra, after an investigation into a domestic dispute on June 12.
    He was taken into custody for allegedly breaking the property of his wife during an argument in their home. Wright was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.
    He was arraigned in Palmyra Town Court and remanded to Wayne County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail and is scheduled to return to court at a later date.
    An order of protection was also issued. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the New York State Police.
    Man charged with misdemeanor
    Page 2 of 2 - WILLIAMSON — On June 6, Andrew M. Range, 26, of Mill Street, Sodus, was stopped by Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies on Old Ridge Road in Williamson for having a headlight out.
    Range’s license had been suspended previously for failure to pay fines. He was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor.
    He was arraigned in Williamson Town Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail. He is to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge.

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