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. 

Mark Clark, 53 of Wayland has been charged with Felony DWI, after he struck a parked car that in turn, struck a pedestrian that was five months pregnant. 

It happened in the Town of Springwater. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said Clark has previous DWI convictions. He is also charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, in addition to several vehicle and traffic violations.

Both the pedestrian and occupant of the vehicle were taken to Noyes Hospital with minor injuries. Clark is being held in the Livingston County Jail on $10,000 bail.


Geneseo Soldier Dies At Ft. Bragg

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A local soldier has died at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Army Specialist Nethaniel Wolfson of Geneseo died Sunday in a one-car crash. The 22 year old paratrooper was assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion.

Specialist Wolfson had recently received the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Batavia Woman Sells Prescription Meds

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

After a two month long investigation by the Livingston County Drug Task Force, a  Batavia woman is facing felony charges, accused of selling prescription medications. Cheryl Smith, 48, was arrested Monday by Caledonia Police charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Smith is in the Livingston County Lockup on $5,000 bail.  

Smith was arrested in Batavia last month charged  with third- and fifth-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. Those charges are pending in Genesee County Court

West Sparta Accident Crash Claims Life

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A one car accident in the Town of West Sparta Saturday afternoon claimed the life of an Avon woman.

State Police say the accident happened about  4:30 p.m. on State Rte. 36, one mile south of the 390 interchange when the vehicle driven by Karen Gibson, 29, of Avon, crossed the center line, went over a guardrail and rolled down a 25 foot ravine. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined at this time, and is pending further investigation.


Two Hornell Men Stabbed

Robin Humphrey —  Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two Hornell area men remain in guarded condition this morning after a stabbing incident early Sunday morning.

Hornell Police say they responded to Stephens Street at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning for a stabbing complaint.

The victims, age 18 and 19 each suffered severe stab wounds.  Their names had not been released. They were  transported to St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell and then later transported to Rochester due to the seriousness of their injuries.

Investigators determined that the incident initially took place on Greeley Avenue shortly after 1 a.m.

The victims did not reveal any details about their assailants. An arrest has not yet been made,  however, officers were confident that the case will be solved.

If anyone has information that could be helpful to investigators can contact the Hornell Police Department or Investigator Aini at 607-324-2860. All calls will be kept confidential.



Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports two arrests relating to felony drug possession.

A vehicle driven by Robert S. Axtell, 35 of Corning, and his passenger 35 year old Ernest L. Crooks of Savona, NY was stopped on I-390 in the Town of Geneseo just after 8:00 p.m. Saturday. During the course of the investigation it was discovered that both Crooks and Axtell were in possession of cocaine and heroin.

They were both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony  Cutting agents were also located with the drugs that were to be used later to sell the substances.  Crooks was also charged with one count of littering on a public highway as he attempted to discard the substances on the side of the highway

Axtell and Crooks were taken before the Geneseo Town Court where they were  arraigned and sent to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $7,500.00 cash bail or $15,000.00 secured bond.

Livonia Man Charged With Burglary

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, November 24, 2014

A Livonia man is in the Livingston County Jail on burglary charges. Anthony Farley, 24 from Livonia, entered a Springwater home with intentions to steal property from inside but instead was surprised when the homeowner’s son arrived.

Sheriff’s Investigators say Farley was known to the family and when the son came inside Farley hid in a closet. After a short time came out and spoke with the son in regards to hunting on the family property.  Farley did then left the residence

Farley was arraigned in Springwater Town and is  being held the Livingston County Jail.   There are additional charges expected on additional crimes.

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