Felony Charges for Driver in Double Crash on Conesus Lake

GENESEO – The Dansville driver who struck two parked vehicles on the shore of Conesus Lake Friday night is charged with multiple felonies. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Shawn Schledorn, 41, was arrested for felony Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, and multiple traffic tickets. Schledorn was southbound on West Lake Road when he strayed too far to the right shoulder and … [Read more...]

Sheriffs Cuff Man as Conesus Gun Burglar

CONESUS – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Livonia man on felony charges for allegedly stealing guns from homes in Conesus. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jeffrey Walker Jr., 20, of Livonia, was arrested for two counts of felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, one count of felony Criminal Purchase or Disposal of a Weapon. On May 14, 2017 the Livingston County … [Read more...]

Conesus Parolee Back in Jail for Strangling Protected Person

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Conesus man is held at the Livingston County Jail on new charges alleging that he again violated an order of protection. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Adam Bucci, 31, was arrested for felony Aggravated Criminal Contempt, felony Strangulation, misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree, which is a violation. Bucci's cases began … [Read more...]

Conesus Lake Streambank Protection Wins Environmental Project of the Year

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Conesus Lake Watershed Streambank Erosion Remediation Project is recognized by the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as the 2016 Small Cities/Rural Communities Project of the Year in the Environmental Projects category. According to a press release from Livingston County, the completed project is designed to protect over half a mile of streambank that keeps an estimated 921 tons of … [Read more...]

Stranger Leaves ‘Ben’s Bells’ to Inspire Kindness in Vandalized Conesus Park

CONESUS – Once again, someone showed up to Ricky Greene Memorial Park in the dead of night and left the park a changed place. This time, though, it was for the better. When the sun rose on the fresh snow on the park Friday, colorful little clay bells, Ben's Bells, hung from the basketball net and fence. Attached are plastic bags that say 'Take Me Home' as part of a national campaign to motivate people to realize the impact of 'intentional … [Read more...]

WATCH: Conesus Grinch Ruins Kid’s Christmas Decorations at Ricky Greene Memorial Park

CONESUS – An apparently renegade vehicle has robbed Ricky Greene Memorial Park of its annual Christmas decorations. Conesus Town Supervisor Brenda Donahue said that the decorations come courtesy of local kids and the Conesus Fire Department, who come together every year to set up little Santas, reindeer, snowmen, candy canes, and a baby Jesus and Mary under lawn spotlights. "It seems we had a bit of a Grinch in our park," said Conesus Town … [Read more...]

Toxic Algae Pockets Cling to Conesus’ Shore after Weekend Rain

CONESUS – Small patches of toxic blue-green algae are still clinging to the shallows after the weekend's rains. Acoording to a press release from the Livingston County Department of Health, they have identified small localized blooms which may still be present in stagnant shoreline areas in the northeast area of Conesus Lake now that large blooms have dissipated after recent rains. The large algae blooms were most recently found on the East … [Read more...]

Chicken Heat Lamp Triggers Conesus Barn Fire

CONESUS – An old barn on Turkey Hill Road burned to the ground Thursday evening, apparently due to a heat lamp for newly purchased baby chicks. The barn and 36 chicks appear to be the only losses in the fire, which broke out at about 7 p.m. "We just bought [the chicks] today, too. We set up a heat lamp for them and it looks like the heat lamp eventually caught some of the blankets on fire," said a 13 year old boy, whose name is witheld at … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Conesus Check Thief for Entering Home

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Conesus woman on felony charges for breaking into a residence, stealing checks and signing them in the owner's name without permission. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Amie Gomoll, 33, of Conesus, was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Forgery in the Third Degree and misdemeanor Petit Larceny. The Sheriff’s Office received a call … [Read more...]