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Victor standoff cleanup: Who's paying for it?

Posted at: 04/04/2013 4:47 PM
Updated at: 04/04/2013 5:32 PM

It was a dramatic 12-hour standoff that paralyzed a street in Victor. Now, almost a month later, work is being done to fix up the neighborhood and the home involved in the standoff.

It was last month that police swarmed a house on Ketchum Street after they say a man shot at parked cars and then locked himself in his home.

A viewer contacted News10NBC about the cleanup and wanted to know if taxpayer dollars are being used to repair the suspect's home. News10NBC looked into who is paying for it.

News10NBC has learned that the suspect's home is not being fixed up with any taxpayer dollars. It's boarded up now and that's just for safety reasons. Any work that is being done to the property including new grass seed is being done by the homeowner's insurance company.

As for the other damage on the street, there are still tire marks on some of the lawns nearby. Residents went to the town of Victor to ask for help cleaning it all up. Now the town and Ontario County are planting grass seed and rolling the lawns to help repair the damage.

The repairs to the surrounding homes will cost no more than $500. The money will be taken from a county maintenance fund.

The suspect, Ryan Whidden is still in jail on $250,000 cash bail.