Sodus, NY Crime & Safety


Fire Destroys Part of Three Brothers Winery in Fayette

Fire has ripped through parts of the Three Brothers Winery on Lerch Road in Fayette Monday evening. Fire companies from Seneca, Ontario, and Tompkins County have been called to fight the fire and standby at area fire stations. The first calls of the fire were reported at 5:50 p.m. Firefighters...

Fire at abandoned Rochester home full of bullets called 'suspicious'

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester firefighters are calling an early Monday morning fire at an abandoned home filled with bullets "suspicious." Crews went to the scene at a home on Burbank Street near Remington Street just after midnight. When they got there, firefighters said they saw "heavy" flames flowing out of the second floor. The flames reportedly came close to the home next door.

Fired police officer's personnel file reveals domestic violence allegations

When Jack Montesanto was fired from the Geneva Police Department in late September, it was the final step in a process lasting more than two years. After responding to a home at 326 Main St. on July 23, 2019, for an excessive noise complaint and taking a resident into custody, Montesanto strangled the woman while she was in the booking area of police headquarters. He applied force to her neck and "intentionally" impeded breathing or blood circulation for about five seconds.

Man suffering gunshot wound checks self into hospital

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — A gunshot victim who has at least one gunshot wound checked himself into Unity Hospital in Greece Sunday evening. According to authorities, Rochester Police were dispatched to Unity Hospital in Greece for a report of a walk-in gunshot victim. The victim, a 30-year-old male from the City of Rochester, stated he had been shot in Rochester in the area of Glide Street. He was driven to Unity Hospital on his own accord.

Major crimes unit faces major caseload after Rochester homicide rates rise

Rochester, N.Y. — More than half of Rochester's 2021 homicide cases are still open. Crime scene tape and police lights have become a common sight in some Rochester neighborhoods. The department that investigates murders, the major crimes unit, has only 12 investigators and says their caseload is overwhelming. Solving these...

Ontario man charged in domestic incident

A town of Ontario man has been charged in connection with a domestic disturbance in the town of Walworth. Deputies arrested Shawn M. Krause, age 43 of Ontario for Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree. It is alleged that Mr. Krause entered a...

Seneca Falls woman faces vehicle and traffic charges

A Seneca Falls woman faces multiple vehicle and traffic charges after a stop in Seneca Falls. On Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 2:39 pm, the Town of Seneca Falls Police arrested Brandy Elliott, age 29, of Seneca Falls for Operating a Motor Vehicle using a Portable Electronic Device, Unlicensed Operator and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation following a traffic stop on Cayuga Street. During the traffic stop it was found that Elliott’s operating privilege’s were suspended in New York State for failure to answer a summons.

New York State Police Looking For New Recruits

Life’s too short to have a boring job, so why not become a New York State Trooper. State police are looking for new recruits and that’s taking them to area college campuses. Trooper Nicole Drew and Trooper Diane Caraballo recently spent time talking to students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.