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Items from the police blotter top this morning's summary and in two local cases, police are asking for help from the public.
First, a residential burglary yesterday morning.
Two men, one white and one black, forced their way into a home at 20 Vine Street. Police said their faces were wrapped in white towels or bandanas. They demanded drugs and claimed they had a gun, but no weapon was displayed.
Three people were in the home at the time.
One of them got into a fight with the black suspect and injured the intruder's face and nose. The two suspects then fled.
Police said the house was likely "targeted" and not selected at random.

In LeRoy, Crime Stoppers is now involved in the robbery of the Rite Aid Drug Store. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who robbed the Rite Aid on March 5th. He implied that he had a gun…and told the clerk to hand over prescription drugs. A surveillance photo and description of the thug is on our website.

More charges have been filed in the case of suspected Genesee County methamphetamine labs.
33-year-olkd Warren Cotton of Bank Street, Batavia, is now facing federal charges along with 20-year-old Mathew Long of West Main Street, LeRoy.
Both are accused of making and distributing meth. The two are in federal custody.
The Genesee County Local Drug Task Force cracked that case and found the meth labs on Clay Street in LeRoy and Ross Street in Batavia.

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio comes out swinging against his potential rival for New York's top job this fall.  The former Long Island congressman was the only Republican candidate to run for governor until now.  Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy will toss his hat in the race and challenge Lazio for the party nomination after defecting to the GOP camp.  But the former Long Island congressman is taking aim at Levy, calling the life-long Democrat an "opportunist" and an Albany insider.
Many GOP leaders have been dissatisfied with Lazio's poor fundraising totals with potential Democratic opponent, state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, building up a 16-million-dollar campaign war chest. 


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