Meth Busts, Including One at West Sparta Boneyard, Lock Up 3

WEST SPARTA – Three men are in custody on high-level drug felonies following two drug busts in the Town of West Sparta, at least one of which was at the Boneyard auto salvage. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, arrested were: Kenneth Hoag, 55, of Dansville; Kurt Redance, 26, of West Sparta; and Andrew Culliton, 37, of West Seneca. All three were charged with felony Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the … [Read more...]

Lightning Singes Avon House

AVON – Thursday night's thunderstorm sent a bolt of lightning into a house on Linden Street, starting an electrical fire. The emergency call went out at about 9:25 p.m. Avon Mayor Tom Freeman said that the fire was contained to a wall. "There was not a lot of damage," said Freeman. "Most of it was contained to the wall where firefighters tore into the wall to get to the source of the burning, which was electrical wiring." At least one … [Read more...]

NYS Investigators Find Avon’s Pioneer Truck Sales Sold Recalled Trucks

AVON – The New York State Attorney General (AG)'s Office reached a settlement with numerous car dealers including Pioneer Truck Sales in Avon after finding that dealers statewide sold vehicles with serious safety recalls, including unintended acceleration, airbag problems, vehicle fires, steering and brake loss. According to a press release from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the statewide settlement says that all 104 dealers found to … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Teen for Sexual Contact with Protected Girl

WEST SPARTA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a North Cohocton resident for allegedly having sexual contact with and sending indecent pictures to a 14-year-old subject of an order of protection. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Murray Dunham, 18, was arrested for felony Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct and misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in … [Read more...]

Cops Charge Teen Facing Gun Charge with New Felony

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Mt. Vernon teenager for lying about his age while being booked at the County Jail. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Tasjawn White, 18, was arrested for felony Forgery in the Second Degree. State Police already charged him with felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree and felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth … [Read more...]

Avon Storm Tests New Flood Prevention System

AVON – Thursday night's storm put the Village's new floodwater detention and diversion infrastructure to the test. Mayor Tom Freeman said that he and other Village officials were out monitoring the Village's five retention and detention ponds until about 12:30 a.m. Friday. He reports that the system worked overall. "We made out significantly better than past years," said Freeman. "The method of diversion and detention is working. We can … [Read more...]

Ag Lands to Flood from Geneseo to Scottsville

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Several towns along the Genesee River are expected to experience minor flood damage today. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Genesee River at Avon until Friday evening. The Weather Service reports that stage was 32.9 feet and rising as of 9 a.m. Friday, approaching 33 feet, which is flood stage. "Minor Flooding is forecast," said the National Weather Service. "Never drive your car through … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s First Sunset Music Fest to Strike Community Chord

GENESEO – A few remarkable SUNY Geneseo students have whipped up a music festival that booked a Buffalo radio host. The first ever Geneseo Sunset Music Festival on May 6 will be a charitable all-day show to benefit Teresa House in the Village. Nine acts and counting are currently booked, including Ponder the Giraffe, the in-demand band around town composed entirely of members of the class of 2017, who will act as hosts of the event. The show … [Read more...]

DWI Convict Runs from Cops at 95 mph and Into Village of Geneseo

GENESEO – Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies forcibly removed a Victor man from his pickup at gunpoint after he led them on a high-speed chase from Rte. 63 into Village side streets. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Robert Flynn, 48, was arrested for several felony charges including felony Driving While Intoxicated and felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree. “You know the … [Read more...]

Sheriff: 3 with Heroin Tried Ducking Interstate Deputies Through Avon

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested three Mount Morris residents on misdemeanor drug charges for allegedly possessing multiple illegal drugs in Rte. 15. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Mercedes Bowes, 22, Matthew Mckenzie, 30, Christopher Campbell, 36, were all arrested on misdemeanor drug charges. Dougherty said that people carrying drugs are now using alternate routes to avoid the deputies who … [Read more...]