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...]

Geneseo Police Make Fifth Arrest for Social Host Law

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested an Endicott resident under the Social Host Law last Wednesday. According to a press release from the Geneseo Police Department, a 21-year-old from Endicott, NY was charged with one violation of the Social Host Law, a violation. "The Social Host Law is a lower-level alternative to the previously used misdemeanor charge," Unlawful Dealing with a Child," said Osganian. The 21-year-old, whose … [Read more...]

Drug Task Force Commends Cooperation During Geneseo Weed Bust

GENESEO – Police administrators commended the cooperation that was necessary to take into custody four people, more than 8 pounds of marijuana, and over $10,000 in American cash and over $2,000 in Canadian cash on Tuesday. The Geneseo Police Department made the arrests on Tuesday in the Village. "It was a good operation," said Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian. "Lines of communication remained open throughout. Now we will be able to hold … [Read more...]

Leicester Business Owner Applies for Food Stamps, Eats Felonies

LEICESTER – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Leicester resident on Friday as part of a welfare fraud investigation. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ronda Cupicha, 46, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, felony Welfare Fraud in the Third Degree, and felony Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Cupicha signed up for food stamps through the Livingston County Department of … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver for Speeding

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester woman for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. According to a press release by Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Katherin A. Shanken, 26, was arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st degree. On August 17, 2016 Deputy Jason Butterbrodt was assigned to Operation Safe Interstate when he pulled a vehicle over for speeding. The driver … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver with Several Suspensions

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester man for allegedly driving with a suspended driver's license and other vehicle and traffic violations. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Tavares McMath, 26, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, as well as Speeding and Operation of a Motor Vehicle by an Unlicensed Driver, both infractions. On … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Arrest Village Woman Under Social Host Law

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Geneseo resident for a misdemeanor charge and a violation under the Social Host Law. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Shannon Zenner, 40, and Billy Weston, 35, were both arrested for misdemeanor Unlawful Dealing with a Child. Zenner was also charged with a violation under the Social Host Law. On July 10, Officers Christopher Matteson and Dylan DiPasquale … [Read more...]

Dansville Man Pulls Knife on Protected Girlfriend

DANSVILLE – A Dansville resident was arrested on Felony and Misdemeanor charges on Wednesday following an argument, threats, and an alleged brandishing of a weapon. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Deputies found Robert D. Newland, 33, to be involved in a domestic dispute reported from a residence on Greenmount Court in the Town of North Dansville. On Jan. 27, police responded to a report of an argument taking … [Read more...]

Man Gets Handcuff Welcome Home for Shotgun Stick-Up at Dansville Bar

DANSVILLE – A Dansville resident who recently returned home from a long stint in Florida was held on an old arrest warrant for allegedly holding someone at gunpoint at a Dansville bar over a year ago. Justin Morey, 27, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon for allegedly pointing a loaded 12 gauge at another person at a Main Street Dansville bar, and released on his own recognizance (ROR'ed) at arraignment in Livingston County … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Make First Social Host Party Arrests

GENESEO – Geneseo Police used the newly passed Chapter 88 of Village of Geneseo Code law, affectionately known as the 'Social Host Law,' to enforce underage drinking violations at house parties in the Village on Halloween. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Paul Michael, 21, of Houppouge, NY and Jack Eisenberg, 20, of Pleasantville, NY were among the first to be arrested on Oct. 31 for Unlawful Dealing with a … [Read more...]