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Two Rochester men have been arrested in connection with several residential burglaries in and around Genesee County.
The two have been identified as: Shaumy Santiago, 21 and Juan Beltran, 36,both of Rochester.
State Police say some of the items stolen from area homes turned up at pawn shops in Rochester.
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Troopers say the investigation continues and more arrests are likely.
Santiago and Beltran are both locked up in the Genesee County jail.

There are now several water wells in the area of Batavia-Oakfield Townline and Lewiston Roads that have tested positive for bacteria contamination.
The Genesee County Health Department now says that a half dozen water wells have traces of coliform bacteria and e. coli.
The residents who had their water tested and confirmed positive have been notified.
Residents in the identified area should continue to boil their tap water for drinking and cooking.
If you live in the identified area and would like your water tested, contact the health department. There is no charge for the tests.

A Livingston County music teacher is accused of stealing more than 50 musical instruments from the Keshequa Central Schools where she worked.
Police say Danielle Conner-Willowglade took the instruments to Monroe County and pawned them to support her heroin habit.

The Town of Batavia is moving ahead with plans to build a new fire station on the east side of town.
The department has acquired 12 acres between Clinton St. Road and Stringham Drive for the new facility.
David Merril, building committee chairman, said a larger facility is needed to house a new aerial truck. He said the apparatus needed due to the growth of industrial sites in the fire district such as Alpina Foods and Quaker-Mueller.
The new fire house would replace the existing Station Two at the corner of Stringham and Clinton.

An Erie County man is facing charges after he allegedly parked his girlfriend's Jeep at a train crossing. 
Police say John Ridlespurg parked the vehicle on tracks in the town of Hamburg after a domestic dispute. 
The Jeep was destroyed when a train struck it a short time later, Ridlespurg is charged with reckless endangerment and unlawfully interfering with a train. 

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