WDNY Local News, Friday, August 10, 2018
Written by Jerry Lademan on August 10, 2018
Friday August 10, 2018
Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they say tried to choke a woman in North Dansville during a domestic dispute. 31-year-old Alexander Gravesandy is accused of getting into a fight with the victim, who already had an order of protection against him. Gravesandy was later arrested after he tried to jump out of a window of a residence in Mt. Morris where deputies had found him. He was arraigned at the Livingston County jail, where his bond was set at $10,000.
An inmate at the Livingston County jail has been charged with damaging a cell door after he had been disciplined for misusing the jail’s phone system. 23-year-old Jordan VanHouter was already doing time for a burglary and possession of stolen property in West Sparta when deputies say he punched the cell door in anger, doing about $800.00 in damage. He is now facing felony criminal mischief charges. He remains behind bars on the charges that got him there in the first place in April.
A man who deputies say had 32 license suspensions has been arrested after a traffic stop and charged with Marijuana possession. The suspect is identified as 38 year old James Smith of Chili. Deputies say their license check showed the multiple suspensions and that as Smith was being arrested, he tried to hide the drugs in the back seat of the patrol car. For that, he is charged with possession and felony tampering with evidence. Smith was arraigned at the Livingston County jail, where he is being held without bail.
The Livingston County Drug task force has charged a man from Leicester with selling the drug Suboxone. 36-year-old Eric Harder was picked up after a joint investigation by the task force and is now facing two felony charges for allegedly selling the drug, which helps opiate users kick their habits. Harder was later released on his own recognizance. The task force is made up of members of several county law enforcement agencies and accepts tips from anyone who knows about illegal drug sales. Those tips can be kept confidential.
Livingston County wants the public to weigh in on public health issues. The Department of public health is asking residents to take part in a survey, sponsored by the county and its partner, Common Ground Health. The C E O of Common Ground, Wade Norwood, says the survey will be a way to see what people think is important and will help community heath. There are questions in a variety of topics. You can find it at MyHealthStory.com and it’s available until Labor Day. The questions should should take around 20 minutes to answer.
Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says an old scam is making the rounds again. Callers have been contacting people telling them their power will be turned off if they don’t pay their bills right away—usually asking for that payment with a credit card or gift card. The sheriff says it is nothing but a rip off and that you should simply hang up. If you’d like to report it, you can contact the sheriff’s department. Authorities say they would rather respond to a reported scam than have you lose out on your hard earned cash.
The “Dam” Good Trail Race is scheduled for this Sunday from 8:00- AM to 11:00 AM. It’s a A 20K off-road running race along the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning and ending at the Mt Morris Dam and Recreation Area. For Details visit damgoodtrailrace.com
And football is back, even if it is just the pre-season. The Bills lost their first game Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers. The games count starting September 6th, when the Bills play against the Ravens in Baltimore.