WDNY Local News, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Written by on February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Police have arrested a man from Dansville on assault charges after a less than romantic incident reported on Valentines Day. Geneseo police identify him as 29-year-old Rondale Silas and they say he was taken in after a woman reported he choked her after a fight at the Country Lane Apartments. He was arrested at his home in Dansville two days after the alleged assault. The charge is a felony because police say Silas has a domestic abuse conviction and spent three years in prison starting in 2012. Silas was taken to Livingston County jail where he is being held without bail

A man from Dansville has been ordered to pay restitution after he pleaded guilty in Allegany county to larceny charges. 50-year-old Michael Oldfield admitted that he took deposits from people for construction work on pole barns that never got done in 2015 and 2016. The total restitution is $17,000, plus other fees.

A man who has been arrested at least twice before since the beginning of the year is in trouble again. 44-year-old Shawn Markham of Geneseo has been charged with second-degree harassment, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration after police say he fought with officers who were trying to help an apparently intoxicated woman at the Country Lane Apartments. Markham’s earlier brushes with the law include allegations that he assaulted and tried to steal money from a woman at the same complex back on February 1stand that he tried to steal $500 worth of groceries by wheeling a full shopping cart out of the Geneseo Walmart in January. Markham was taken to the county jail on $1,000 bond following his most recent arrest.

A man working on the demolition of the old railroad trestle in Letchworth State Park was injured on the job Monday morning. Officials say the man may have suffered a broken leg in an accident at the job site and was treated at the hospital for his injury which was apparently not life-threatening. Crews have been taking down the old Portageville bridge one piece at a time since the new adjacent span opened late last year. The removal is expected to be done in the next few weeks and site restoration work is planned after that’s done.

The Livingston County Chamber of Commerce Love in Livingston contest is moving on to its next round. Finalists in 15 categories of county favorites have been posted, whittled from a list of almost 2900 nominations., That Facebook poll is open until tomorrow and after that, winners will be announced on Friday. If you’d like to vote, the address is on our website. You can also contact the chamber of commerce for more information. [https://apps.facebook.com/chamber-polls/2018loveinlivingstoncontest/kpIl0LlH]

State police say a missing 17-year-old girl from Wayland has been found and is safe. Kathleen Miller, who was reported missing was located by troopers in Binghamton. Her family is thanking those involved in the search.

Governor Cuomo has gotten the backing from some mayors as he sues the federal government over the recently passed tax law changes. The governor is challenging the portion of the law that reduces the amount of state and local taxes that filers can deduct. He says that reduction is unfair to people in high tax state like New York.

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