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On December 7th, 2016 Village of LeRoy Police arrested 31 year old Dan-

ielle L. Barager of 9 Summit Street, LeRoy, NY and charged her with Endan-

gering the Welfare of a Child.

The arrest stems from an investigation by Village Police into an incident that

occurred in the Village of LeRoy on December 4th, 2016. It is alleged that

during an argument Barager threw a claw hammer which ricocheted off the

floor and struck a 3 year old child in the shoulder causing injury. Barager was

issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Town of LeRoy

Court at a later date.

On December 24th, 2016, Officers

of the Village of LeRoy Police




McCracken, 33, of 10 Clay Street

Upper Apt, LeRoy, NY for attempted

criminal mischief 4th degree and

harassment 2nd degree. 
This arrest

occurred after Le Roy Police

Officer’s responded to a report

of a male threatening to kill the

neighboring residents of an upper

apartment on Clay Street in the Vil-

lage of LeRoy. The investigation

alleged that during a dispute, Mc-

Cracken had threatened to kill and

injure his neighbor and burned the door and door frame of his neighbor’s

apartment with a blow torch. At the time McCracken was refusing to answer

both his phone and the door to his apartment to communicate with Officers

and McCracken was believed to be in his apartment with a blow torch and a

two year old child. Out of concern for the child, Officer’s forced entry into

the apartment and McCracken was taken into custody without incident. The

two year old child was found unharmed and was turned over to the mother.

McCracken was arraigned in the Town of LeRoy Court and was remanded

to the Genesee County jail in lieu of $500.00 cash bail. Further investigation

is pending. LeRoy Police were assisted at the scene by Members of the New

York State Police.


The LeRoy Police Department re-arrested Matthew McCracken

on December 29th, adding two additional charges, Attempted Arson in the

Second Degree, a class C-Violent Felony and Endangering the Welfare of a

Child, a class A-Misdemeanor. It is now alleged that McCracken attempted

to damage the building at 10/12 Clay Street in LeRoy by the use of fire,

specifically a torch type item while knowing or having cause to believe

persons were inside the building at the time, specifically the neighbors and

a young child that McCracken was babysitting. McCracken’s actions did

in fact cause blackened burn marks on the neighbors door and door frame.

The Endangering the welfare of a Child charge alleges that McCrack-

en endangered the physical or moral welfare of the same child during the

incident due to the attempted arson 2nd but further that he was impaired

by alcoholic beverage during the incident to the point he passed out or fell

asleep being unable to care for the child. McCracken was re-arraigned

before the LeRoy Town Court and further committed to the Genesee County

Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

On December 27th, 2016, Officers of the Village of LeRoy Police Department

arrested Gregory P. Bernard, 22, of East Bethany, NY, for Aggravated DWI,

DWI and moved from lane unsafely. His arrest was the result of an auto

accident in which it is alleged that Bernard, while on West Main Street in

LeRoy left his lane unsafely, jumped a curb and struck a sign and tree causing

damage. Bernard was processed and issued Appearance Tickets returnable to

the Town of LeRoy Court on January 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 PM. The aggravated

DWI charge stems from an allegation that Bernard had a BAC at or above


On December 28th, 2016, Village of LeRoy Police stopped a vehicle on State

Route 19 in the Village of LeRoy alleging an inadequate exhaust. The oper-

ator, Michael A. Ellis, age 27, of Batavia, NY, was allegedly found to have

a suspended New York State driver’s license. The vehicle was turned over to

a relative at the scene. Ellis was issued uniform traffic tickets for aggravated

unlicensed operation 3rd, uninspected motor vehicle and inadequate exhaust

returnable to the Town of LeRoy Court on a later date.

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