Monday, February 12, 2018
A guilty verdict in the trial of a man accused of breaking into homes in Livingston County last year. 45-year-old Randy Smith was found guilty by Judge Dennis Cohen—and now could be sentenced to life. Investigators tracked down Smith after those burglaries in Avon and Nunda last June 10th and say evidence they found when he was arrested led to his conviction. The charges against Smith were Felonies and he is facing a long sentence because he has served around 20 years in of prison three separate convictions since 1990. He will learn his fate in April.
Two men are facing serious charges after a robbery and beating in Mt. Morris. Police say 30-year-old Adam Robinson and 30-year-old John Sigwalt were arrested after that attack on Pinecone Lane last week. Reports say the two entered a mobile home there and beat up the man inside and stole his wallet, cash and other items. The suspects are being held on $20,000 bond.
Livingston County’ s newest K9 officer has some new protection after a gift from a charity that provide bullet proof vests to police dogs. Office Kane will now wear that gear that was donated by a group from Massachusetts called Vested Interest in K9s. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says an anonymous donor paid for the vest, which is worth around $2000. Vested Interest in K9’s says it has provided that equipment to around 2700 dogs in all 50 states.
Deputies in Monroe County are searching for a missing elderly couple from Perinton. Yesterday deputies said they used a scuba team to search the Genesee River for Robert and Mary Ross. They say the couple’s phone was last pinged in the area of Lake Avenue in Charlotte and they haven’t been seen for about two weeks. They have a white Kia with vanity plates that read BLUSTERY. Anyone with information on the Rosses is asked to call 9-1-1.
New York’s Assembly Minority Leader has taken his name out of consideration for the Republican nomination for governor. Assemblyman Brian Kolb of Canandaigua says he is abandoning his bid to try to run against Governor Cuomo because of family considerations. This leaves state Senator John DeFrancisco from the Syracuse area and former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra seeking the GOP nod.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Harvey Weinstein. Schneiderman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against The Weinstein Company as well as Robert and Harvey Weinstein for allegedly violating state human rights and business laws. The AG announced that a four-month investigation shows the company knew Harvey Weinstein was sexually assaulting female employees and didn’t try to stop it “The New York Times” reported that the sale of The Weinstein Company has been delayed by the lawsuit.