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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page A5

Rochester, New York
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Hurry,saleendssoon! EastviewMall,Victor585.425.2302 FALLSALE SAVE35%ANDMORE * Rochester Police are investigating three burglaries that happened in the area of Dorchester and Newcastle roads between 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, including an incident where a homeowner was injured. The first burglary was at an unoccupied home on Dorchester about 6:30 p.m. The second burglary was at an home also on Dorchester about 8:40 p.m., but the homeowner was not injured. About 9:15 police were called to aNewcastle Road home, for a third burglary and robbery, where the homeowner suffered minor injuries. Nobody has been arrested. The investigation is continuing. BLOUDON@Gannett . com Police investigate 3 Rochester b urglaries; one occupant hurt BENNETT J. LOUDON @BENNETTLOUDON Just as one needs fire to fight fire, it can take one invasive species to extinguish another. Meet the grass carp, an Asian native fish that’s generally considered an unwelcome interloper in North America. If left to i ts own devices, it would o ut-compete native spec ies and dominate any b ody of water in which it swam. Thursday afternoon, however, a mess of grass carp will be dumped into asmall pond in Henrietta, where they are expected to begin eradicating an undesirable aquatic plant that was found there not long ago. The invasive fish will eat the invasive plant, or so the plan goes. B ut not to worry. While “natural” grass carp are banned in New York state because of their capacity to overwhelm native fish, the specimens being tossed in the pond at Tinker Nature Park on Calkins Road are sterile “ triploid” grass carp. The state Department of En- v ironmental Conservation allows them to be used for aquatic vegetation control because, in the end, the carp will die o ut and the ecosystem in w hich they were planted should return to normal. The introduction of grass carp, which is scheduled for about 1 p.m. Wednesday, is necessitated by the surprising discovery three weeks ago that the small pond was infested with h ydrilla. The Eurasian i mport, sometimes called t he Godzilla of invasive a quatic species, grows so fast and thick that it can kill off native plants, disrupt the habitat for native fish and birds and foul boat propellers. It has been found at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, the western end of the Erie Canal and only afew other spots in New York. No one had any idea it was in the Henrietta pond until Hilary Mosher, t he coordinator of the Finger Lakes Partnership for Invasive Species Management, stumbled on it while taking a walk with her son. Mosher said Tuesday that after consultation among various state, c ounty and town officials, it was decided to try the g rass carp, whose introduction is being funded by the Monroe County Soil and Water Conserva- t ion District. The release will be made during a day-long workshop that Mosher’s group pulled together for people inter- e sted in aquatic invasive s pecies control. About 30 p eople have registered for the workshop. The carp, which can grow to 25 pounds in size, will be left in the pond for quite some time. “It will likely take several years to completely remove the plant,” Mosher said. A fence will be installed to p revent the fish from try- i ng to make their way into t he pond’s small outlet s tream. Asecond step, planned for later this fall or next spring, will be to place large mats on the floor of the pond to block the growth of new plants. That’s being paid for the DEC, Mosher said. The mats will lessen the likelihood that small plants or plant fragments will float loose in the water, where they could be i nadvertently picked up and carried off by geese or other birds, thus spreading the dreaded plant to other bodies of water. So far, there have been no reports of hydrilla nearby water bodies, w hich include the canal and the ponds at Mendon P onds Park. Mosher said aplan is being developed to monitor those areas. Grass carp to eat invasive pond plant Fish should control hydrilla growing in Henrietta pond STEVE ORR @SORR1 NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Asmall triploid (sterile) grass carp of the size that’s planted in water bodies to control aquatic v egetation. A74-year-old woman escaped disaster twice Wednesday after an armed man kidnapped her in front of her Gates home and then drove her to Rochester where she ended up in the chilly G enesee River. The two came into con- t act about 1:20 p.m. after the man failed in an attempt to rob C. Stefanou Realtors on Chili Avenue, s aid Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode. He ran away, carrying ahandgun, and crossed Chili Avenue to Spruce- w ood Lane, where the w oman lives. He forced her into her Toyota Corolla and drove it three miles to the Genesee River near Flint Street in Rochester. H e then abandoned t he car there, with the front passenger wheel d angling over the ledge and the water. He must have driven on the bicycle path, as the road ends w ell short of the river. A nearby person heard screaming from the river and called 911. When police arrived, they found the woman in the 52-deg ree water. Police did not s ay how they believe the woman got from the car i nto the river. She was rescued by the Rochester Fire Department and taken to S trong Memorial Hospit al. VanBrederode said she “seemed to be OK,” considering the circumstances. Anyone with informa- t ion is asked to call 911. J MURPHY7@Gannett .com MAX SCHULTE/@MAXROCPHOTO/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Rural/Metro EMT Yesenia Cintron holds the hand of the 74-year-old woman who was rescued from the Genesee River on Wednesday after being kidnapped in Gates. Woman abducted, pulled from river Police seek armed carjacking suspect JUSTIN MURPHY @CITIZENMURPHY MAX SCHULTE/@MAXROCPHOTO/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The car belonging to a Gates woman rests at the edge of the Genesee River nearthe end of Flint Street.

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