Genesee Valley

The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of two Dansville men for trafficking narcotics within Livingston County after several months of investigation. 

Arrested was  20 year old Malik J. Asbury and 46 year old Thomas Bowes. Both men were charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree. Asbury is currently held at the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. Bowes is in the County lockup on $1,000. 

Livingston County Emergency -911 Center received a call Friday morning at around 12:00am for a structure fire on Parker Road in the Town of Portage.

Responding deputies were advised that there were individuals on the roof of the residence trying to escape the fire, however, when patrols arrival, everyone was out of the house but the house was fully engulfed with fire. One occupant of the residence was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for burns to the legs and hands as well as trouble breathing. A second occupant was also transported from the scene to Noyes Hospital in Dansville to be treated for smoke inhalation, but was released.

Fire Departments were called in from Dansville, Mt. Morris, Nunda, W. Sparta, and Wiscoy Rosburg Fire Departments to fight the blaze. The home was destroyed.

Livingston County fire investigators Tom Magurie and Kevin Niedermaier were on scene to determine the origin of the fire, assisting them were Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriffs: Investigator Joshua Monster, Sergeant Matt Orman, Deputy Arick Perkins and Deputy Michael Williams.

The investigation is still o

Steuben County Sheriff David Cole announcing that parents can now purchase a home drug test kit from his department if you suspect your child of drug use. The Sheriff says the results are instant, confidential and anonymous. The price of the test kit is $10 each.

For more information, interested parents can contact the Sheriff on their Facebook page or call (607) 622-3911.

Dansville Police say 20 year old Charles Patrick of Dansville was pulled over for a traffic violation. That’s when officer’s reportedly found Patrick to be in possession of marihuana and cocaine.

He was charged with the unlawful possession of marihuana and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Jarrod A. Grimmelt

Warsaw Police have the person they say is responsible for all of the graffiti that occurred in the Village two weeks ago. We reported to you then that someone had spray painted the outside of a church and several downtown businesses.

18 year old Jarrod Grimmelt of Warsaw is charged with three counts of third-degree criminal mischief; six counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief; and nine counts of making graffiti. He was also charged with felony first-degree aggravated harassment because of the marking to the church.

Grimmelt is in the Wyoming County Jail in ieu of $5,000 bail. He is to appear Monday in Village Court.


Dansville Police report the arrest of 34 year old Michael Brown of Geneseo. Police say Brown passed through a red light and was found to be intoxicated. Brown was cited including DWI.

Daniel Wood Photo:Livingston County Sheriff

48 year old Daniel Wood, of Livonia, pleaded guilty Thursday in Livingston County Court to charges of scheming to defraud.

The case began after the Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation based on a complaint that Wood had been double swiping customers’ credit cards at the Kwik-Fill gas station in Lakeville where he worked. The investigation revealed it occurred 91 times.

Its important to check those receipts.

Wood was sentenced to 90 days in the Livingston County Jail and ordered to pay nearly $4,000 in restitution.

Wegmans has issued a recall for organic spinach. The frozen 12 ounce bags of Wegmans brand “Just Picked Spinach” were recalled March 21. Wegmans said it was notified by its supplier that the spinach may be contaminated with Listeria monocyogenes.
The bags with the following information are part of the recall: UPC: 77890-32932
Only bags with these codes:
BEST USED BY JAN.26.2017 50265
BEST USED BY FEB.02.2017 50335
The code can be found on the back of the bag below the distributor statement.
The product may be returned to the service desk for a full refund. For more information, Wegmans says to call their Consumer Affairs Department at 1-855-934-3663, Monday-Friday, 8a.m. -5 p.m.

39-year-old  Malvin Ashford of Rochester was pulled over on a traffic violation on I-390 in the Town of Avon and what Livingston County Deputies found was that Ashford had 17 suspensions on his license.

Ashford has been charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He was arraigned and sent to Livingston County Jail without bail

41-year-old Seymour Miles of Rochester is facing charges related to a domestic dispute at a home in Livonia. Miles is charged with criminal mischief in the 3rd degree and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Miles allegedly destroyed some furniture and cut a mattress to the bed two children sleeping in.

A judge issued an order of protection ordering Seymour to stay away from his children and estranged wife. Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill recommended bail set at $1,500 cash, but a judge released Miles on his own recognizance.

Richard Mincer           Photo:         Livingston County Jail

25-year-old Richard Mincer of Mount Morris is facing burglary and other charges from an incident that began in the Town of North Dansville and ended in the Village.

According to the Sheriff’s Office , The Dansville Police Department received a call around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday morning from a homeowner on Highland Avenue that somebody was in his garage and that the person took off running.

Dansville Officer Bryan Chapman and Sheriff’s Deputy Arick Perkins responded to the scene in the Town of North Dansville. It wasn’t long before they saw a person matching the description given them by the homeowner, walking on a nearby street, and that’s when a short foot chase was on.

Mincer was identified and charged with one count of second-degree criminal trespass and obstructing governmental administration when he failed to comply with a lawful order from a police officer. Mincer was arraigned in North Dansville Town Court and sent to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 secured bond.

Mincer was later charged with second-degree burglary and additional bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. . He will appear back in North Dansville Town Court at a later date.

The initial incident was investigated by Deputies Arick Perkins and Kevin Geer of the Sheriff’s Office, and Officer Bryan Chapman of the Dansville Police Department. The secondary investigation was handled by Deputy David Richardson.