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Written by on March 27, 2019

State police have arrested a sex offender they say posed as a SUNY Brockport student.
According to Troopers, David Castaneda forced a female student to perform a sex act on him in the area of Swamp Road in Sweden last year after meeting the student through Instagram.
Castaneda is a level two sex offender who may also have other aliases.
He is charged with a count of Criminal Sex Act and 12 counts of falsifying a business records and was remanded to jail in lieu of $25,000.
Police are asking anyone who may have been in contact with him to come forward.

LeRoy man busted for a Lake Street Burglary.
Police in LeRoy have arrested 19 year old Sylvan Grayson of Myrtle Street and charged him with felony counts of Burglary and Grand Larceny.
The arrest stems from a complaint earlier this month accusing Grayson and others of unlawfully entering a residence on Lake Street and stealing property while the tenants were away.
Grayson allegedly stole over $1,000 worth of property in the incident.
Grayson was arraigned before the LeRoy Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

A Batavia business is asking the Genesee County Economic Development Center for $60,000 in tax breaks to retain 36 jobs.
Custom Vehicle Operators, currently located on Ganson Avenue, wants to move into the old P W Minor facility on Treadeasy Drive.
The company says they will invest $2-million in the former shoe manufacturing site.
Custom Vehicle Operators distributes and installs accessories for General motors dealer locations in Western and Central New York and Western and Northeast, Pennsylvania.

We’re getting closer to the state budget deadline, and Governor Cuomo says recreational marijuana legalization may still be part of a final deal.
During an interview with WNYC yesterday, the governor said the issue remains on the table and is still being talked about.
Some legislative leaders have expressed concern over whether there’s enough time to address several issues surrounding the topic.
The end of the state’s fiscal year is March 31st.

The budget isn’t the only thing lawmakers are working on this week.
There’s also a renewed push at the Capitol to put an end to unwanted robocalls.
There were more than three-billion of those calls in New York last year.
One proposal would require telecommunication companies to provide folks with a free service to filter the calls out.
According to Consumer Reports, 40-percent of robocalls are scams.

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