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. 

Geneseo Man Injured In Motorcycle Crash

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 48-year-old Geneseo man was injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle following a crash in Ontario County.

Deputies say James Peraino was operating his motorcycle on Route 364 in the Town of Gorham when he hit a deer. Peraino was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries to his shoulder, and ribs.

A registered sex offender in Bath has been arrested after officials say he was found with child pornography at his home.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Chad Mesler, 44, of Bath, is charged with possession of child pornography and transportation of obscene materials. Prosecutors say probation officers, during a routine visit, found images of children on a lap computer. They also found an obscene magazine buried in his backyard with more images of children.

Mesler faces as many as 30 years in prison, if convicted

Mount Morris Man Charged With Drug Sale

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of Alec J. Richards, age 22, of Mount Morris, charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the 5th degree (class B misdemeanor) and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Richards was arraigned in Mount Morris Village Court and released to appear at a later date.


SUV Collides With Farm Combine

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A 72-year-old woman from Allegany County is in the hospital after her SUV collided with a farm combine in Leicester.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on Perry Road near County Line Road in the Town of Leicester, just inside the Livingston County Line. Deputies say Elizabeth Newland of Fillmore, was trying to pass the combine just as a car was coming in the opposite direction. As she swerved back into her lane, her vehicle struck the combine. Newland was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The man driving the farm vehicle was not hurt.

Driver Killed On I-390

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A driver was killed in a crash around noon on Tuesday on Interstate 390.According to Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies, a vehicle was speeding on 390 when it left the highway and hit a CSX railroad bridge support, just south of of Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road.

The driver, who has not been identified by police, died at the scene


Dairy Farmers of America Inc. has recognized  Broughton Farm Operations LLC of Silver Springs for its significant achievement in milk quality management during the DFA’s Leadership Conference. .

The Wyoming County, the dairy is owned and operated by Colin and Kelly Broughton and is one of only nine farms to be recognized for this achievement in the Northeast region.

The Broughton Farm is nearly a century-old and spans five generations.

Dairy Farmers of America a national milk marketing and service cooperative owned by and focused on nearly 16,000 dairy farmer members in 48 states.

Steuben County correction officers, dispatchers and court securities officers will receive average annual pay hikes of roughly 2 percent under new contracts approved by legislators Monday.

The separate contracts provide a 2 percent salary increase in each 2014, 2015 and 2016 for county deputies, and a retroactive pay increase of 1 percent for 2013, according to the agreement.

The deputies will change to a health insurance plan with higher co-pays and also pay an increased percentage of insurance premiums.

Corrections officers, dispatchers and court security officers received the same health care increases through their contract, negotiated through the Civil Service Employees Association, and with pay hikes averaging 2 percent a year for the 2014-16 contract.

The new contracts also bring all county union and management employees under the same health care coverage, provided by Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield

The Noyes Health Foundation Board of Directors, led by Chairman, Jon Shay, hosted over one-hundred guests at the annual Donor Gratitude Evening recently at Swain Recreation Center. Noyes Hospital CEO, Amy Pollard, Hospital Board Chairman Mike Johnsen and Jon Shay publicly thanked the Mary Saunders Beiermann Capital Campaign Cabinet members with certificates and “officially” closed the emergency department fund raising campaign.

A time capsule and its contents were put on display. It was then sealed to be placed in the emergency department to be opened in 2064! The bronze dedication plaque that will be placed outside the emergency department pedestrian entrance was unveiled as the event came to a close.

RV’s At Wilkins In Bath Broken Into

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, October 28, 2014

State police in Bath are still investigating the break-ins to several recreational vehicles this past  weekend at Wilkins RV, 7520 State Route 415 North in the Town of Bath.

Troopers found the RVs had been forcibly entered and four flat screen televisions were stolen. Police believe the break-ins occurred between 4 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police In Bath.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office a strange beginning of events around 7:42 Saturday morning in the Town of Howard after a deputy stopped to check on a vehicle that was parked roadside on Route 70-A in the Town of Howard.  According to the Sheriff’s Office thats when it all began. The vehicle took off along the back roads at speeds of over 80 m.p.h. before it left the roadway and traveled 200 feet into a field coming to rest over an embankment. Both the operator and passenger fled on foot. The pursuing deputy secured the scene until help arrived from the New York State Police and New York State Environmental Conservation Police.

The operator was located about a half hour later when a resident on County Route 27 called 911 reporting his horses were acting peculiar. A Trooper in the immediate area took the operator into custody.

The second suspect remained on foot for about 90 minutes before he ran past a pair of bow hunters on private property on County Route 27. After a confrontation about being on private property,  the second suspect decided he was going to climb a nearby pine tree. That tree happened to be next to the tree that secured one of the hunters tree stands. Thats when the hunter decided to call 911. Thats when things get interesting.  When units from the various police agencies arrived they found the second suspect had climbed approximately 75 feet up off the ground.

Deputies and Troopers negotiated over the next four hours for the suspect to climb down and to surrender however he acted as if under the influence of a controlled substance and refused to cooperate. That’s when a police officer with the DEC arrived and set up a large bear trap under the tree tp unsure the man’s safety in the event he lost his footing and fell to the ground.

It was another 30 minutes of negotiating before the suspect agreed to climb down from the pine tree and surrender to investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and State Police. He was taken into custody without further incident. Yogi was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning on the entire ordeal. Boo Boo was taken to the hospital for a medical and mental evaluation.  The true names of the suspects have not been released.