Here are the top stories for Wednesday, August 2, 2017
A dramatic rescue in Springwater after a teenager was badly injured at the bottom of a 200 foot waterfall Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the 18 year old had to be roped up from the spot where he apparently fell while hiking on private property off Canadice road on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was alert and conscious when he was eventually airlifted to Strong Memorial hospital after the two hour long rescue. The sheriff is praising the work done by the team that was able to bring the teen to safety.
A woman from Nunda has been arrested and charged with trying to hide heroin on her body after she was picked up on a probation violation in Monroe County. She is identified as 34 year old Stephanie Forrester and police say she is now facing drug possession charges. Forrester reportedly has had drug charges in the past, including at least three involving drugs back in 2016. She is being held at Livingston county jail on $5,000 bond.
Two people have been arrested and charged with trying to steal merchandise from the Geneseo Wal Mart. 25-year-old Cameron Velazquez, from Mount Morris, and 29-year-old Tiffany Brown, from Hemlock are accused of trying to take a sound bar from the store, worth a couple hundred dollars. Velasquez was also reported to be on probation following a one year drug possession sentence in 2016 the time. Because of that earlier conviction, Velasquez is being held at Livingston County jail until a court appearance scheduled for August 8th. Brown was issued an appearance ticket and is also due in court on August 8th.
Main Street in Geneseo will be busy on Friday with the August Wine Stroll. The event between 4 and 7 pm will feature local wines, craft beverages and snacks—and part of the proceeds will benefit the autism trail at Lechwoth state park. There are a limited number of tickets available. You can find out more the from Geneseo Community Main Stree and we have posted a link on our website [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-wine-stroll-tickets-35965652234?aff=es2]
The United way of Livingston County has another $1,800 in its fund, following a motorcycle ride. That ride, which began at Wegmans in Geneseo, drew around 85 bikers over the weekend.. Those involved say it was a success and that it will likely be even bigger next year.
Some child advocacy centers in the Finger Lakes Region are getting some much needed funding. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced nearly 200-thousand-dollars would be awarded to several local state-approved child advocacy centers to help investigate reports of physical or sexual abuse. The funding will go toward buying recording equipment and hiring specialists to interview young abuse victims. This is part of a four-million-dollar statewide initiative.