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. 

Dawn Nguyen, the woman who admitted buying the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush that killed two West Webster firefighters, has been sentenced in Federal court to eight years in prison Wednesday. She will serve the term concurrent with the four years she faced on state charges.

Nguyen pled guilty and admits buying two guns from Gander Mountain in June of 2010. She, in turn, gave them to convicted felon, William Spangler. Spangler went on a rampage the day before Christmas killing his sister and setting his home on fire. When Firefighters and other emergency responders started arriving Spangler began shooting. Spangler’s bullets hit and killed two of the firefighters.

The judge said Nguyen didn’t have a crystal ball, but she knew Spangler was a convicted felon and had talking about killing his sister and still bought guns for him.

Canandaigua VA Wants Your Input

Robin Humphrey —  Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Canandaigua VA will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The meeting is meant to give veterans, family members, Congressional stakeholders, veteran service organizations, non-governmental organizations and other community partners a chance to weigh in on VA operations and programs.

For more information on the meeting or submit a question or comment ahead of the meeting, contact VA Public Affairs Officer Dan Ryan at (585) 393-7209 or e-mail

Interviews For Bath Police Chief Begins

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Village officials in Bath will begin interviews to replace Bath Police Chief David Rouse, who will retire in late October.

The board plans to interview behind closed doors, three current law enforcement officers September 18, 19, and 24th.   Those candidates are Eric Tyner, a senior investigator at the Steuben Sheriff’s Department, Kenzie Spaulding, a sergeant at the Corning Police Department, and Chad Mullen, sergeant at the Hornell Police Department.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest 28 year old Amber J. Boerner of Lima on Felony charges relating to Driving While Intoxicated that included Leandra’s Law due to her one year old son in the vehicle.

Around 2:15 Friday afternoon the 911 Center received a report of a call of a one car roll-over on State Highway 15a in the Town of Lima with possible entrapment. Sheriff Dougherty and Undersheriff Bean were the first to arrive on scene and through further investigation it was discovered that the vehicle involved was being operated by Boerner while she was intoxicated. Both Boerner and her old son were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for further treatment with minor injuries.

She was later released from the hospital and arraigned for the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated as a Felony (Leandra’s Law) in response to her one year old son in the vehicle, Aggravated Unlicensed operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree (a class E Felony) due to her license being revoked for a prior alcohol related charge, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, as well as other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.

Boerner was sent to the Livingston County Jail on $1500 cash bail or $3000 bond.

Veterans Monument Unveiling

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A veterans memorial monument created by Avon Eagle Scout Matthew Huffman will be dedicated Sunday Sept. 21 at the future site of the Avon Veterans Park, Routes 5 and 20, Avon.

The ceremony, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., will also include recognition and presentation of certificates of appreciation to community supports of the park and “Veterans Hall.”

The event is hosted by Avon American Legion Post 294 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5292.

Steuben County Drug Take Back Day

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Steuben County Sheriff’s office will again participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Residents can drop off unwanted or unnecessary prescription medications, including pills, liquids and needles, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Steuben County Public Safety Building, 7007 Rumsey St. Extension, Bath.

SUNY Geneseo Police Issued Naloxene

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, September 15, 2014

SUNY Geneseo University Police Chief Tom Kilcullen says his department and 11 other SUNY campuses in the state, have received training and issued the effective heroin antidote that reverses the effects of a heroin overdose.

It’s in response to the rising heroin use across the country and Livingston County and is part of a push for increased funding for access to the antidote naloxone.

Relay For Life In Dansville

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, September 15, 2014

Cancer survivors, family members and supporters from all over the area gathered in Dansville at Ralph Clements Field Saturday. They gathered to celebrate life, support those who lost loved ones and raise awareness of the sometimes deadly disease at the annual Relay For Life.

Folks from the American Cancer Society Society was on hand to present the top individual fundraiser award to Donna Sick. Donna raised nearly $11,000.


Conesus MVA results in Felony DWI

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, September 12, 2014

Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested  a Caledonia woman Friday night relating  to Felony Driving While Intoxicated in the Town of Conesus.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. the 911 Center received a call regarding a motorist pulled off to the side of the road on East Lake Road in the Town of Conesus. When units arrived on scene they observed the vehicle in question and a large amount of debris on the roadway. It was determined that the debris was the result of Amie Maas of Caledonia striking a number of mailboxes.  It was also determined after further investigation that  Maas was operating her vehicle in an allegedly intoxicated condition.

Maas was arrested and charged with one count of Felony Driving While Intoxicated, along with several other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations, arraigned in Groveland Town Court and  remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500.00 cash bail or $5000.00 secured bond.

Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty reports the arrest of Shawn D. Wheeler, 26 years old from Groveland, N.Y., for the Felony charge of Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The charges stem from a larceny complaint made by Superior Walls of Lima involving the former employee, Wheeler. Through the course of the investigation it was learned that Wheeler was terminated from Superior Walls for a non related incident. After Wheeler was terminated, he later returned to the location and stole several pieces of formed rebar steel. He then took the rebar to a scrap metal recycling business, where he sold it for scrap weight. During the course of committing the burglary it was also learned that Wheeler had his two younger children with him at the time he committed the theft.

Wheeler was arraigned in front of Lima Justice Lohowy and sent to the Livingston County Jail on $2,500 cash bail/$5,000 property bond.