Geneseo Couple Charged with Felony Hay Theft Say it was Moved to Prevent Fire

GENESEO – The Geneseo couple charged with felonies for allegedly taking over $1,000 of hay and selling some of it say that they moved the hay to prevent a fire. The accused say that criminal charges are inappropriate because the hay was removed from property that they rent to reduce a fire hazard there. "The hay was not stolen from a farm as reported," said Rod Simpson. "The hay was cut out of a pasture we rent and stored without permission … [Read more...]

Pinching Salt, Merch Jails Portage Woman Accused of Gunshot Wound Fib

NUNDA – The Portage woman who made headlines when she allegedly lied about a 'masked man' shooting her in the leg went back behind bars, this time for stealing some rock salt and merchandise from convenience stores. According to a press release from the Nunda Police Department, Brittney Ellis, 28, was arrested on several charges including felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree and two unrelated counts of misdemeanor Petit … [Read more...]

Wayland Woman Breaks Into Stranger’s House, Leaves with Felony

NYLON – New York State Police arrested a Wayland woman on a felony burglary charge for allegedly breaking into a stranger's house and stealing. According to a press release from New York State Police, Nichole Gailey, 36, was arrested for felony Burglary in the Second Degree. On Feb. 20, a person reported to Troopers that the day before at about 2:30 p.m., an 'unknown female' was inside his residence. The complainant said that the woman did … [Read more...]

Family Shows at City Man’s Court Date for Fatal Shooting of Sister in Law in Caledonia

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Family members came to the Tuesday court date for the man accused of fatally shooting his sister in law while hunting in Caledonia. John Lander III, 50, is charged with felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. He appeared with Assistant Public Defender Lindsay Pratt-Quintilone, who clarified for the record that Chief Public Defender Marcea Clark Tetamore is handling the case. Lander stood silently at the defense table as … [Read more...]

Cops Watch 82-Year-Old DWI Suspect Crush Lima Mailboxes

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LIMA – New York State Police arrested a Lima resident for DWI after they allegedly saw her car crash into three mailboxes. According to a press release from New York State Police, Laura Leonard, 82, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving while Intoxicated, misdemeanor Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and traffic violations including Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign and Moving from Lane Unsafely. On Feb. 19 at about 6:20 p.m., a … [Read more...]

Bad Seatbelt Locks Up Batavia Assault Suspect in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department pulled a woman over for not having a seatbelt on and found a Batavia assault suspect in the passenger seat. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Tyrone Richardson, 41, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant from the City of Batavia for assault, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. A Geneseo … [Read more...]

Banned Geneseo Walmart Customer Steals Bluetooth Speakers

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Perry woman on felony charges for allegedly stealing speakers from Walmart after being told she was no longer welcome on the property. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Chelsea Dumbleton, age 24 from Perry, NY for felony Burglary in the Third Degree and misdemeanor Petit Larceny. The speakers are valued at $434.61. Geneseo Town Justice Kathleen Houston … [Read more...]

Springwater Baby Assault Suspect on Probation for Sex with Minor

SPRINGWATER – The man who is facing felony charges for critically injuring a baby is on probation for having sex with a minor. Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies, on Wednesday. He is now also charged with a misdemeanor Violation of Probation for a 2016 Endangering the Welfare of a Child conviction. The conviction was for having sex with a 17-year-old. The … [Read more...]

Men Plead Guilty to Letchworth Falls Child Deaths

NYLON – The men charged with the negligent deaths of two children at Letchworth State Park last year pled guilty to felony charges. According to our news partner News10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. Both men could face a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. On June 11, 2016, five children and two adults were in the restricted area at Letchworth State Park when … [Read more...]

Livingston County Cops Arrest Elmira Woman for $5K Welfare Fraud

MOUNT MORRIS – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested an Elmira woman for allegedly stealing $5,000 in welfare benefits. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Annie Malara, 30, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree and Misuse of Food Stamps, all of which are felonies. Investigators allege that Malara went to Livingston County Department of … [Read more...]