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. 

A Lakeville man was arrested Thursday on Failure to Register and to Verify as part of the New York State Sex Offender Registry.

Joseph Mosher, age 36 from Lakeville NY, is mandated by the conditions set forth New York State Sex Offender Registry to come into the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office every three years and have his photo updated as per section 168-F of New York State Corrections Law. It is alleged that Mosher failed to comply with this mandate of the registry.

Mosher was arrested by Investigator Dan Rittenhouse and arraigned in Geneseo Town Court before Judge Houston. Mosher has been sent to the Livingston County Jail and is being held without b with no bail.


The Livingston County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of two Livingston County Residents for the sale of drugs in Livingston County.

Marcie L. Hernandez, age 27 of Avon, has been charged with criminal sale of marihuana 3rd degree (class E Felony) and criminal possession of marihuana 5th degree (class B misdemeanor). Hernandez was arraigned in Avon Village Court and remanded to the custody of the Sheriff. She is being held in Livingston County Jail on $5,000 bail. The investigation continues with further charges pending.

Also charged in a separate incident was Randy J. Rowe, age 32 of Conesus.  Rowe was arrested on a superior court warrant for 2 counts of  Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, both B Felony’s.  Rowe was arraigned in Livingston County Court and sent to the Livingston County Jail without bail.


The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a study hall monitor from the York Central School.

School Resource Officer Rebecca Kane was given information that 25 year old Amber Burdick of York might be supplying alcohol to underage kids and allowing them to consume the alcohol at her home in Piffard.

Following an investigation conducted by Deputy Kane, it was found that Burdick, had in fact supplied the alcohol and a place to drink for several underage children, as well as students who currently attend York School.

It was also discovered that while the investigation was taking place, Burdick contacted witnesses, pleading with them to keep what was going on a secret if approached by the Sheriff’s Office.

Burdick was arrested and charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Tampering with a Witness. Burdick was arraigned in front of York Town Justice Walt Purtell and ultimately released on her own recognizance.

Burdick will return to York Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.



Livingston County Chamber Holds

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce will offer three informational sessions on open enrollment and the Affordable Care Act.

The sessions will offer information on how employees will be affected and what options are available to them. Topics will include open enrollment changes and purchasing coverage through the New York State State Health Marketplace. The Chamber has licensed and certified agents on staff to help.

Sessions are scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 28 and 30 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Chamber, 4635 Millennium Drive, Geneseo.

The sessions are free to Chamber members, $15 for non-members.

To register for a session, email Deb Cisco at the Chamber, or call 243-2222.

A Naples teen was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he showed others a video of a 15-year-old girl performing a sex act.

Zackory Granger, 17, has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child.

Ontario County Deputies say Granger was arrested and released with an appearance ticket. He will answer the charge in Naples Town Court at a later date.

 Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies has arrested and charged a Caledonia with stealing calves from a farm in Le Roy back in July.

Janet M. Knauss, 49, of Caledonia is charged with four counts of third-degree burglary and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny.

After a three month long investigation its alleged that Knauss stole 16 calves worth $3,164 from a farmer during four separate burglaries. The farmer reported the thefts on July 14 and again on July 21. She’s accused of raising the calves at a farm in Stafford. Four of the calves have been returned to the farmer.  According to investigators the other 12 were sold at a livestock market and could not be recovered.

Knauss was arraigned in Caledonia Town Court and released with a Nov. 5 appearance date.


Man Charged With Assaulting Infant

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A 19-year-old Canandaigua man is in the Ontario County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond where he is facing charges of assaulting his one month old baby.
Mark Perrin has been charged with second-degree assault after police say he assaulted the baby on several occasions which resulted in the baby suffering a broken arm, leg and several ribs. The infant was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital on October 16 and released Tuesday morning into the custody of Ontario County Child Protective Services.

Perry Police say they have a Castile man after he stole a bank card from a person in Livingston County.

Brandon Goerss, 22, of South Main Street stole the victim’s bank card and then used it for purchases at various businesses in the Village of Perry.

Goerss was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and two counts each of third-degree identity theft and petit larceny.

He was sent to the Wyoming County Jail on a $1,000 bail. Additional charges are pending in Livingston County.

After the recent elections for Livingston County District Attorney and then Sheriff that brought unprecedented criticism after some voters voted on the wrong party line, alleged miscounts on absentee ballots, ballot recounts, and redistricting issues, all 17 members of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors has sent a clear message.

That message appears to be they are cleaning house. The Board of Supervisors crossed party lines and unanimously voted not to reappoint Democratic Election Commissioner, Laura Schoonover, for another four-year term sending an unmistakable message to party leaders. Schoonover’s term expires at the end of the year

Eric Gott, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors said “The Board of Supervisors are all about serving Livingston County Residents, “When there is a change that needs to be made, we make it together, all 17 of us. ”

County Democrats, however, do not consider the decision a “necessary change” at all, saying that it is a massive shift in party infrastructure.

This leadership seems willing to throw a grenade at our party, ” said Judith Hunter, Livingston County Democrat Committee Chair. “As a matter of custom the Board traditionally accepts the choices of the county committees to run the Board of Elections. It is disappointing to say the least that the current Board has decided to abandon that tradition and reject our Commissioner.

Nancy Leven, the Republican Commissioner of the Board of Elections, is not up for reappointment for two years. Republican Committee Chair, Lowell Conrad, who has been involved in Livingston County politics since 1968, said “I’ve never seen any move like this in my time.” “Two years from now we will take a look at things on the Republican side.”

According to Hunter, the Democrats have had zero issues on their elections, and the issues and the past drama have been in the Republican eParty and their Committee voted unanimously in support of Schoonover.

Democrats will go back to the committee for a recommendation for the new appointment on November 8. Democratic Deputy Commissioner David DiPasquale, is a potential replacement. .

A Clifton Springs man is in guarded condition this morning at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after crashing his vehicle into a utility pole on Routes 5 and 20 while under the influence of drugs, according to Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The accident happened just after 2:30 Monday morning near the Canandaigua and East Bloomfield town line, where they discovered a pole had been sheared off by a motor vehicle driven by Craig H. Snapp, 47, of 284 Silver Creek Circle. Snapp, who deputies said was ejected from the vehicle, suffered severe injuries to both legs.

He was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was initially admitted to the facility in critical condition. Snapp has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and will answer to the charges at a later date.