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. 

Four men have been arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred July 9th in the Village of Canisteo.  Nathaniel Tucker, Dereck Folkes, and Anthony Truax, all of Canisteo, have been charged with robbery, assault, and conspiracy.  Allan Gilkes III of Hornell has been charged with giving false information to the police.  All four are scheduled to appear in court next month.

The Dansville village mayor Pete Vogt and the Board of Trustees met a packed auditorium inside the Town Hall last night to listen to residents criticism for a proposed increase in the water and sewage rates.

The proposal calls for a 22% jump in the quarterly base charge from $72 to $88 for water. The usage rate would increase from $3.00 to $3.50 per 1,000 gallons and sewage rates would increase from $65 in the quarterly base charge to $90, an incease of nearly 40 percent. Usage rates would also rise from $3.00 to $3.50 per 1,000 gallons.

A consultant’s study shows a drop in funding and increase in costs to fix water leaks caused by faulty equipment. Although the village does not know where the leaks are coming from, but the mayor said in order to find and fix the problems, it is going to take a great amount of funding and the board has an obligation to take care of the fiscal stability of the village. A board decision has not yet been made to actually make a rate increase. A special meeting is scheduled for next week where the board could vote. If passed, people would see the increase in their bills by the end of September.

A special workshop has been scheduled for the board to meet today to look at where additional cuts in the budget could be made in order to lower or get rid of a water and sewer rate increase. The board also agreed last night that no more hiring without the department heads coming to the board first and without the trustees reviewing the applications, a procedure that was done away with a few years ago.

A former court clerk in Wyoming County is accused of stealing more than $36,000, and the Castile Town Judge is resigning effective July 31.

Prosecutors say Katherine Ryan of Castile either didn’t report or deposit fines and fees paid to the court. Ryan lives on the second floor of a residence with her boyfriend, the son of Judge Ron Carmichael and his wife who lives on the first floor. When state police executed the warrant, they allegedly found more than 60 marijuana seedlings, drug paraphernalia, and small amounts of methamphetamine in the area of Ryan and her boyfriend’s bedroom.

Prosecutors say they believe judge when he told them he hadn’t been on the second floor of the home in almost two years. Neither he nor his wife are facing any charges. Judge Carmichael has submitted his resignation effective Friday. His former clerk is in the Wyoming County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Cuomo will be in Rochester this morning to announce a new Photonics Institute. Photonics explores technological advances in light. Some say its the biggest investment in Rochester in 80 years, bringing with it thousands of jobs.

An Allegany County man is facing a number of charges in Livingston County after a traffic stop in the Village of Livonia. Deputies say 30 year old Roy Austin gave them a different name and date of birth, later admitting he did it due to the fact his driver’s license was suspended for a DWI conviction.

Deputies say Austin was in possession of three bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle. He’s in the Livingston County Jail awaiting bail n charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, aggravated unlicensed operation, ignition interlock violation and inadequate exhaust.

58-year-old Donna Madorran of Geneseo is facing a drug charge after being stopped in the Village of Mount Morris after sheriff’s deputies say she was following another vehicle too closely.

Madorran allegedly told the deputy that she was in possession of illegal drugs and produced a small quantity of crack cocaine and a crack pipe.

Madorran was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She will appear in Mount Morris Court at a later date.

A passenger in the vehicle was released from the scene.

Mount Morris Police assisted at the scene.




A public hearing will be held by the Dansville Village Board of Trustees next week and looking for public feedback and possible ideas on a proposed resolution to increase water and sewer rates in the village.

The move is to offset costs of the day to day water and sewer system maintenance and operations and to keep the costs within line in the already bare bones budget.

The board is proposing that the quarterly base water rates in the village increase from $72 to $88. Outside of the town, the proposal is to raise the quarterly base rate from $88 to $104. For sewer service, the proposal is for the base charge to increase from $64 to $90 in the village and from $80 to $105 outside the village. The usage rates for water and sewer service both in and out of the village will increase by 50 cents if the proposal passes.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in the Genesee Community College building.

Two Nunda residents are facing charges for welfare fraud.

Paul and Brittany Nahalka are charged with welfare fraud, grand larceny and misuse of food stamps.

Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies say the two reported no household income. However, investigators found there was income. Officials say the two had received $3,238 in improper funds.

Cop Killer Sentenced To Life

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, July 17, 2015

Thomas Johnson, III, the man who murdered Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson asked for a mistrial, Thursday but instead was sentenced to life in prison without parole – plus an additional 55 years to life. Former Livingston County District Attorney and now State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Moran presided over the trial.
Johnson was convicted of intentionally shooting Officer Pierson and attempting to murder his partner, Officer Michael DiPaola in September.

Livingston County’s “Warrant of the Week” Cassandra Bartleson his been picked up and in the Livingston County Jail. The Sheriff thanking the public for calling in with information. He said together we are making Livingston County a safer place.