Trustee Rutigliano: Geneseo Detention Protests are the Right Response

GENESEO – The Village Trustee who joined protests at a traffic stop where two women and five children were taken into custody by Border Patrol says that Geneseo is having the right response. Mary Rutigliano was one of dozens who gathered at the traffic stop for hours as Geneseo Police and Border Patrol agents questioned and ultimately took into custody seven people. Later, she and many others protested outside the Border Patrol office in … [Read more...]

Large Protest Flares Around Family Detained as Illegals in Geneseo

GENESEO – U.S. Border Patrol agents took a family of seven into custody on South Street Thursday night, sparking large protests by SUNY Geneseo students, local officials and migrant workers rights organizations. Mary Rutigliano, SUNY Geneseo student and Village of Geneseo Trustee, said that the Geneseo Police Department should never have called the Border Patrol when the driver of a minivan was stopped for allegedly speeding on Mary Jemison … [Read more...]

Geneseo Trustee: Cops Should Not Have Called Border Patrol on Suspected Illegal Immigrants

GENESEO – Geneseo Village Trustee Mary Rutigliano and several SUNY Geneseo students and recent alumni immediately responded to the detainment of seven people, two adults and five children, as suspected illegal immigrants from a routine traffic stop Thursday evening. Rutigliano returned a request for comment at 1:39 a.m. Friday while outside the Irondequoit Border Patrol Office with members of Metro Justice Rochester and the Worker Justice … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Detain Suspected Illegal Immigrants at Traffic Stop

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department stopped a car for an alleged speeding violation on Mary Jemison Drive and assisted in detaining two adults and several children for allegedly having no valid identification. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that a Geneseo Police Officer stopped a minivan for an alleged speeding violation and called U.S. Border Patrol to confirm the driver's identity when they could not produce a valid form of … [Read more...]

Avon Fire Destroyed Friendly Truckers’ Home

AVON – Neighbors say that the fire on North Avon Road destroyed the home of a friendly couple who drive big rigs. Wayne White, who says he lives two doors down with his family, said that the couple and their 18-wheel rigs were gone at the time of the fire. "They must have been on the road," said White at the scene. "They had just moved here from the city [Rochester]. They were both very nice and neighborly." First responders contacted … [Read more...]

Fire Engulfs Avon Home

AVON – A home burned to the ground Thursday evening on North Avon Road. Numerous fire departments from Livingston and Monroe counties are currently fighting the fire, which was first reported at about 10:18 p.m. The structure is clearly a total loss. Multiple vehicles around the structure sustained heavy damage from the fire. Law enforcement including the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police are currently … [Read more...]

Fallen Airman’s Art Brightens Dansville School Office

DANSVILLE – The artwork of the airman who passed away in Jordan on Tuesday has adorned the wall of the school office since she was a student there. Alexandria Gleason-Jordan's mixed-media piece 'Chuck's' has been on display in the school's main office since 2009, her senior year. She had aspired to become an art teacher after concluding her military career. "In Dansville we honor all service members in life and in death," posted Dansville … [Read more...]

Freezing Rain Advisory Coming to Southern Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A winter weather advisory will go into effect early Friday morning. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Freezing rain for 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday. "Freezing rain with some sleet also possible," said the National Weather Service. "A Winter Weather Advisory is normally issued for a variety of winter weather conditions such as light snow, blowing snow, sleet, freezing rain and … [Read more...]

Felony Weight of Cocaine Seized in 390 Traffic Stop

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Three Livingston County residents are facing felony charges for allegedly possessing a felony amount of cocaine. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ronald G. Warner II, 29, of Sparta, Amber R. Klimczack, 35, of Conesus, Dean L. Steiner Sr., 58, of Livonia, are all charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. All three are also charged with lesser … [Read more...]

Undercover Operation Arrests Caledonia Woman for Prostitution

CALEDONIA – The Livingston County Drug Task Force arrested a Caledonia resident on prostitution charges. According to a press release from the Drug Task Force, Laura Husereau, 29, of Caledonia, "Following an undercover operation by members of the LCDTF, Husereau was charged by the Caledonia Police Department for prostitution," said the Drug Task Force in the release. The investigation was carried out over the last two … [Read more...]