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. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Noon today through early this evening for the Finger Lakes and Lower Genesee Valley. Today’s combination of gusty winds, low humidity and very dry conditions makes for dangerous fire behaviour.

Any grass and forest fires that do occur can spread quickly, burn intensely and be difficult to contain.

A Fire Weather Watch Means That Critical Fire Weather Conditions are Forecast To Occur. Listen For Later Forecasts And Possible red Flag Warnings.

Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, May 1, 2015

A Leicester woman Rochester man and are facing drug possession charges following a traffic stop by a Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy and his K-9 partner on Interstate 390 in the town of Avon.

While making the stop, the deputy saw the passenger of the vehicle allegedly throw items out of the window onto the Interstate.

During an investigation following the stop it was determined that bags containing heroin were thrown from the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Carleigh E. Chappel, 29, of Leicester, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and following too closely, a violation. She was issued appearance tickets to return to court at a later date.

The passenger of the vehicle, James P. Jachim, 24, of Rochester, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and tampering with physic evidence, a class E felony.

Jachim, who also had an active warrant issued by the Rochester Police Department for a criminal mischief charge, was arraigned in Avon Town Court before Judge Michael Torregiano and remanded to Livingston County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.


There will be no testimony today in the trial of the man accused of intentionally shooting and killing a Rochester Police officer. Thomas Johnson, III has been charged with murder in the case. Testimony resumes Friday, with Officer Daryl Pierson’s partner expected to take the stand.

Thursday about the man accused of crashing into a Dansville home is expected to be in court this morning. The crash sent the infant who was inside the house to the hospital.

Tracy Abbott is scheduled to be in Livingston County Court at 9 a.m. He’s charged with manslaughter in a crash last September. Investigators say four month-old Calin Fly was in the living room and died a few days later. Investigators say Abbot told them he blacked out before the crash and doesn’t remember anything.

The district attorney says Abbott had a well-documented medical condition and should not have been behind the wheel.

Cohocton Man Charged With Rape

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, April 28, 2015

39 year old James Mulcahy of Cohocton has been charged with one count pf rape in the third degree. The arrest follows an investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department alleging that  Mulcahy had sexual contact with a female resident of an assisted living community residence while he was working there. Mulcahy was arraigned in Town of Avoca court and will re-appear in court at a later date.



Opening statements and testimony is set to begin this morning in the trial of Thomas Johnson III at the Hall of Justice in Rochester. Police say Johnson is responsible for shooting and killing Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson  last September on Hudson Avenue in the city.

An 86-year-old woman escaped a mobile home fire on Littleville Road in Avon overnight.

A neighbor saw the flames around 2:30 a.m.and called 911. Six other fire departments were called in for mutual aid to fight the fire. Investigators say the woman made it out safely due to working smoke detector.

No word on a cause at this time.

Christopher Thornton and Hannah Rowlinson of Avon have been  charged with animal cruelty.

Sheriff’s Deputies say a severely emaciated dog was found on East Avon-Lima Road. The county dog control traced the 3-year old pit bull back to the couple.

The two initially told deputies their dog had been missing for two months. But the couple admitted the 3 ½ year old pit bull was never missing and that they were unable able to properly feed the dog.

The dog is now under the care of a vet and will make a full recovery. Thornton and Rowlinson will return to court at a later date to answer the charges.


The Noyes Health After Hours Center in GENESEO will be closed during the evening hours tonight. Normal hours will resume at the Geneseo Facility tomorrow. The Noyes Health After Hours Center in Dansville will be open during their regular hours.


An investigation into welfare fraud had led to the arrest of a of a Portage woman.

47-year-old Tammie Allen, is facing charges of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, Welfare Fraud in the 3rd Degree, and Misuse of Food Stamps. All charges are Class D Felonies.

It is alleged that signed up for SNAP, a Food Stamp Program and failed to report her husband’s income of her husband’s on the paperwork. It is reported that she received $5310.00 and was not eligible for the money. She was arraigned in Geneseo Town Court before Judge Houston and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $1000 cash bail and $2000 bond.

Investigation and arrest were handled by Investigator Dan Rittenhouse of the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of Livingston County Department of Social Services.

If you have information regarding welfare fraud, please contact the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at 585.243.7100.