Smile! Father and Son Steal Phones on Camera in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Mount Morris father and son based on security camera footage that allegedly shows them stealing two cell phones. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Fredrick Parsons, 49, and his 17-year-old son were charged with misdemeanor Petit Larceny. The GeneseeSun.com is withholding the name of the 17-year-old because he may be eligible for treatment as a youthful … [Read more...]

Stolen Phone at Jail Entrance Calls for More Charges

GENESEO – A Mount Morris man's legal troubles are deepening now that Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies found what is believed to be a stolen cell phone on him at the county jail. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Tylor Parsons, 20 was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree. "Geneseo Police were first notified of the theft of the phone from Walmart on … [Read more...]

State Police Alert Public to Intimidation Scam

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Police is currently investigating several complaints of a telephone scam in which the caller threatens to harm a loved one if the receiver of the call does not send them money. According to a press release from New York State Police, this common scam involves unknown individuals calling the scam victim and advising that their loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident. The calls are … [Read more...]

IRS Warns of Increased Scams at Height of Tax Season

NYLON – The Internal Revenue Service warned all taxpayers about the threat of tax scams at the height of tax season. The IRS says that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has received 90,000 complaints of scammers calling people claiming to be the IRS and identified about 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated total of $5 million.   "There are clear warning signs about these scams, which continue at high levels … [Read more...]

ALERT: Scammers Calling Geneseo Residents Claiming to be RGE

GENESEO – Geneseo Police are responding to multiple complaints of scammers calling village residents threatening to close their Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) accounts and insisting that they pay a fee via Green Dot card. According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, his department has responded to three separate complaints Wednesday morning of someone calling and insisting that they are RG&E, and that whoever answers the phone … [Read more...]

Child Porn on Phone Results in Two Felonies for Geneseo Man

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Geneseo man was arraigned Tuesday morning on felony charges for allegedly possessing pornographic images of a child on his cell phone. Paul Baker, 34, waived his right to have his case reviewed by a Grand Jury and now stands charged with Possession of an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, both E felonies. At the request of Baker's attorney, Dennis Dawson, a pre-plea … [Read more...]

Phone Calls Attention to DWI Driver’s Crack Pipe and Heroin in Geneseo

GENESEO – A Pavilion resident was found to have a heap of drugs in the car on Mary Jemison Drive after being stopped by a Geneseo Police Officer on Saturday for using a cell phone while driving. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Felicia Hirsch, 29, is charged with Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree, an E felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled … [Read more...]

Geneseo Man Arrested for Child Porn on Phone

GENESEO – A local resident was arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography as the result of a joint investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and the Geneseo Police Department. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Paul Baker, 33, was charged with Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, an E felony, for having multiple child pornography photographs stored on his cell phone. According … [Read more...]

Theft of Phone from Home Results in Felony Burglary Charge

CONESUS – A local man was arrested on felony burglary charges after allegedly entering a second story window stealing a cell phone. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Scotty McKay, 19, was arrested for Burglary in the Second Degree, a C felony, on Tuesday, June 30. The Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into a possible burglary that occurred at a residence in the Town of Conesus. It was … [Read more...]

New GeneseeSun.com App puts the Sun in Your Hand

SUNROOM – As the GeneseeSun.com continues to utilize new technology and make delivery of the news more efficient than ever, they have now released apps for both Google Play and the Apple Store which are now available for download. With your GeneseeSun.com subscription, you are allowed to register two mobile devices, like phones and iPads, and view content as it is published or by category, like News, Sports, Features, or live video from the … [Read more...]