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. 

Thruway Toll Collector Steals $4,600

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, November 21, 2014

A New York State Thruway toll collector is in the Ontario County Jail, facing charges of grand larceny and falsifying business records.

State Police say 45-year-old Tracy Carr of Phelps stole more than $4,600 while she was working  between July and October of this year. Troopers say the majority of thefts occurred while Carr was working at Exit 43 in Manchester, Ontario County.


Three men are accused of raping a woman at their Genesee County home Sunday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say the trio were arrested on Oak Orchard Road in Elba Monday night.

Santiago Hernandez-Ruiz, Darwin Zuniga-Rocha and Eliseo Mateo-Perez are charged with first-degree rape. All three are being held in the Genesee County Jail in lieu of bail.

Lt. Governor Will Become Lead For RBA

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Rochester Business Journal is reporting that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy will be the next president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance come January 5th as the current lead person Sandra  Parker retires at the end of this year. The RBA executive board Elected Duffy Wednesday morning.

Duffy, a Rochester native was Rochester city police chief from 1998 to 2005 and mayor from 2006 to 2011, in December Duffy will complete a four-year term as lieutenant governor. In May, he told Gov. Andrew Cuomo he would not seek a second term

Explosives Found In Wyoming County Garage

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence Wednesday in the town of Warsaw for a small box of dynamite that was located in the garage.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was contacted. The explosives were then transported to a gravel pit on the Jeffres Farm in Covington, where it was detonated without incident.

Wyoming County Sheriff  Gregory Rudolph thanks Thomas Jeffres for providing a close and secure location for disposal.  The Warsaw Fire Department also assisted. There were no injuries or charges in the incident

A Perry teen has been charged in connection with a bomb threat that closed the Geneseo Walmart for nearly 2 hours Monday afternoon.

The 15 year old, whose name has not been released due to his age, was charged last night with first-degree falsely reporting an incident, a class E felony. .

According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian an unidentified male called the Geneseo Walmart Monday morning around 11:30 asking to speak to a manager. When the manager got on the phone the caller said, “your building is going to blow up today.”

Thats when Geneseo Police arrived and with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department and State Police evacuated the store and the parking lot. A state police bomb sniffing dog was called in and after a search of the store an all clear was given just before 2:00 p.m.

Osganian said after seeing Facebook postings about an evacuation of Wal-Mart, the teen told his parents and that’s when the parents called police in Perry. They then contacted Geneseo Police,

Police say the teen confessed and his cell phone confirmed the call to Wal-Mart. He allegedly made the call as a prank with his friends while in school in Perry,  .

He was arraigned Monday night before Geneseo Town Justice Thomas Bushnell and released on his own recognizance to appear in Livingston County Family Court. Paperwork will be turned over to the Livingston County Probation Department for follow-up.

Mount Morris Close To Naming A School Super

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Mount Morris Central School District’s Board of Education has named three finalists for the district’s next Superintendent.

The one chosen will replace former superintendent Dawn Mirand. Mirand left Mount Morris last summer for the superintendent position in Tonawanda.

The final three candidates are Sean Bruno, an elementary school principal in the Brockport Central School District; Brad Zilliox, the secondary principal at Wheatland-Chili Middle School; and Greg Bump, principal of LaFayette Junior-Senior High School near Syracuse.

The Mount Morris School Board hopes to have one of the three finalists in the superintendent’s chair and assuming his new responsibilities February 1st  of the new year.



The former music teacher at Keshequa Central School in Nunda pleaded guilty to grand larceny in Livingston County Court Tuesday before Judge Robert Wiggins.  Danielle Conner-Willowglade, 31, was arrested in March during a traffic stop on 390 near Geneseo. During that stop it was discovered that she had stolen and pawned over $3,000 worth musical instruments and computers from the school from June 2013 to March 2014.

Her attorney, Adrian Burke told the court the crime was a result of a drug addiction, and that his client has sought treatment, and is on her way to becoming a productive member of society.”

Her boyfriend, Nicholas Bump, 33, was also charged as an accomplice to the thefts, charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The judge sentenced Connor-Willowglade  to a lenient one month of weekends in the Livingston County Jail and five years probation.

Something Smells About Stolen Vehicle

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you had your car stolen we would all agree that would stink. And it would be a good thing if your car was found, right?
Not so for a for a Nunda woman who had her car stolen a week ago yesterday from work at Creative Food Ingredients in Perry.

The vehicle was discovered by an employee of Halo Farm on Route 39 in Perry, it had sunken down in a manure lagoon. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies said the car was not occupied.

Anyone who may have information on the theft is asked to call the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department tip line at (585) 786-8965

Towns and Villages in Livingston, Steuben and Allegany,counties don’t have to pay their share of the costs involved in recovering from damage caused by the spring rain storms which struck in May.

Gov. Cuomo says the state will relieve local governments of their entire required share of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program costs to minimize the financial impact on local taxpayers. The three counties are among 11 whose towns and villages are covered,

The governor said the federal government is paying 75 percent of eligible recovery within the communities. While local governments were initially responsible for paying the remaining 25 percent of the cost, the governor said the state will be responsible for paying the balance.

In a press release the Governor Cuomo said “Local governments throughout these regions were left with significant recovery costs in the aftermath of extreme weather, but today the state is stepping forward to help them build back better than before,”  “By alleviating the financial burden imposed by Mother Nature, we’re clearing the way for local governments to focus on improving storm resiliency with the next storm in mind.”

Allegany County Office of Emergency Services Director and Fire Coordinator Jeff Luckey said the damage in Allegany County communities from the May flooding totaled at least $1.5 million.

Steuben County Office of Emergency Services Director Timothy Marshall said damage costs in his county totaled over $1 million, and in Livingston County, Office of Emergency Services Director Kevin Niedermaier said the estimated damage total around the county was $525,000.

Hunter Misses Deer Hits Home Instead

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, November 17, 2014
Livingston County Sheriff Deputies responded to a home on River Road in the Town of Leicester Saturday, opening day of deer hunting with a gun, after the homeowners reported their house had been shot.
The stray bullet had traveled through and broke a window on the first floor and struck a desk in the home office of the residence.
Deputies searched and located 32 year old Jay Campbell of Scottsville, NY near the residence. It was learned through the investigation, Campbell shot at a deer with his muzzle loader and struck the home.
He was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and released. He will appear in court at a later date. Further charges may be pending by the Environmental Conservation Police.
There were no injuries in the incident.