Second man arrested for theft of drones in Henrietta

HENRIETTA, N.Y. — Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second man for the theft of $100,000 worth of drones and accessories in Henrietta.

Darius Smith, 43 of Henrietta, was arraigned and taken to the Monroe County Jail without bail, since he is a previous felon. On Tuesday, deputies also charged Christopher Dejonge, 43 of East Rochester, with grand larceny.

The sheriff’s office says the men stole the drones from a business on Methodist Hill Drive on June 11. While investigating the theft, the sheriff’s office tactical unit searched two locations in collaboration with investigators from the Economic Crimes Unit, U.S. Marshalls, and Homeland Security.

Deputies say they recovered the stolen drones and arrested Dejonge during that search. Dejonge was arraigned in Henrietta Town Court and released.