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Former Pro Football Team Medical Director Indicted in Orleans County

This article originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

A Livingston County man is facing 25 felony charges in connection with a drug ring that peddled prescription drugs across the region.

Charles M. Livingston of Nunda was the medical director for the Rochester Raiders indoor football team when he was initially charged in March for his alleged role in a 2-year-old drug network that sold or gave prescription drug slips to lower-level drug dealers and put thousands of prescription pills on the streets of western New York.

Man Dies After Fighting Over Stolen Property

This article originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

An Irondequoit man hired area "boosters" — thieves willing to rip off pharmacies and grocery stores — then peddled the stolen goods over eBay, federal authorities allege.

The FBI on Tuesday arrested Rico Vendetti, 41, who was charged with racketeering and moving stolen goods across interstate lines.

Two weeks ago, the Medina Police Department in Orleans County also arrested Vendetti and accused him of ordering the burglary of 77-year-old Homer Marciniak's comic book collection.

Marciniak, who was also slugged in the face by thieves, died of a heart attack.

MEDINA, NY — Police Blotter

POSSESSION: Christopher J. Capen, 21, 730 Church St., Medina, was charged Oct. 2 with unlawful possession of marijuana. Capen is scheduled to appear Monday in Medina Village Court.

LARCENY: Michael D. Thompson, 43, 706 W. Ave., Medina, was charged Oct. 5 with petit larceny. Thompson is scheduled to appear Monday in Medina Village Court.

DWI: John A. Buongiorne, 41, 745 N. Greece Road, Rochester, was charged Oct. 5 with driving while intoxicated. Buongiorne is scheduled to appear Monday in Medina Village Court.

BURGLARY: Christian M. Nye, 17, Medina, was charged Oct. 6 with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny.

Drug Raids in Genesee, Orleans Counties Result in Arrests

A five-month investigation into the sale of marijuana in Genesee and Orleans counties resulted in raids on houses in Oakfield and the city of Batavia Tuesday and a car stop in the town of Barre that resulted in eight pounds of pot being seized.

One person was arrested and more will likely be charged after members of Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Genesee County Drug Task Force coordinated raids at 110 Jackson St. in Batavia and at 32 and 33 Sunset Parkway in Oakfield. Members of Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, city of Batavia Police Department and its Emergency Response Team assisted in the raids.

Police found marijuana, scales, packaging and other paraphernalia inside the residences.

Task force members, along with Orleans County sheriff’s deputies, later stopped a car in Barre and arrested the driver after searching the car and finding a brick of marijuana inside.

ORLEANS COUNTY, NY — Police Blotter

 

ORLEANS COUNTY —

Carlton, NY DWI: Martin S. Vera, 25, 124 Second St., Winter Haven, Fla., was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle accident on Gaines Road in the Town of Carlton. Vera is scheduled to appear Oct. 25 in Carlton Town Court.

ORLEANS COUNTY, NY — Police Blotter

 

KENDALL, NY - HARASSMENT: Brain A. Millard, 30, 1523 West Kendall Road, Kendall was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment. Deputy Amy Jenks charged Millard as a result of domestic incident where he threatened to kill the victim. Millard is scheduled to appear Oct. 18 in Kendall Town Court

DWI: Valerie M. Boyer, 46, 13826 West Lee Road, Albion was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car. Deputy Tom Marano charged Boyer as a result of a traffic stop on Ridge Road in Town of Murray. Boyer reportedly had a 2-year-old child as a rear-seat passenger and the child’s mother was intoxicated in the front seat. Boyer is scheduled to appear Oct. 25 in Murray Town Court. Additional charges are possible.

ORLEANS COUNTY, NY — Police Blotter

 

GAINES, NY - POSSESSION: Craig A. Davis, 20, 12 Westfield Dr., Medina was charged Sunday with unlawful possession of marijuana. Deputy Jim Defilipps charged Davis as a result of vehicle stop on Ridge Road in the Town of Gaines. Davis was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, a smoking pipe and a grinder. Davis is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Gaines Town Court.

LYNDONVILLE, NY - HARASSMENT: Christopher J. Hemann, 48, 12229 Lakeshore Road, Lyndonville was charged Saturday with second-degree harassment. Deputy Tom Marano charged Hemann as a result of a domestic dispute where he allegedly pushed and spat at the victim.