Employee Swindles $33K from Avon Business

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hemlock woman for stealing over $33,000 from her employer. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Janelle Jones, 26, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The investigation began on Oct. 20 when the business contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report missing bank deposits. The ensuing investigation alleges that Jones had … [Read more...]

Years Later, Child Victim Reports Sexual Assault in Geneseo

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GENESEO – A child is coming forward with allegations of a sexual assault that is believed to have occurred years ago. According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, the child was 13 at the time of the incident. The victim's parents found out about the alleged conduct and called the police. The Geneseo Police Department is investigating. Continue to follow the GeneseeSun.com for further updates on this case. … [Read more...]

Scottsville Farmer Shoots Pure White Deer…with Camera

NYLON – A farmer with a camera shot what appears to be a pure white deer just over the Livingston County line. Stokoe Farms in Scottsville posted the photo to Facebook. "Julie thought she saw a White Deer on West River Road on the way home," posted Stokoe Farms to Facebook. "She thought she was out of her mind! Turns out not."  Others chimed in that they've seen the deer too. "Saw it yesterday," posted Mary Burke. "We’ve seen it in … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Release Activity Report for Nov. 17 to Nov. 19

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GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department released the following activity report to local media. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the activity reports are intended to give local residents a direct glimpse into the day-to-day activities of the Geneseo Police Department. “We want residents to know what our officers are doing in their community,” said Osganian. “These days, we think it’s important that people get to see what the … [Read more...]

Please Be Safe this Hunting Season from the GeneseeSun.com

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Today, thousands are finally taking their guns afield after months of anticipation and preparation. Fortunately, hunting accidents are rare. However, it's worth remembering that last year, three people died in hunting-related accidents in Livingston County. One hunter fell from a West Sparta tree stand on opening day and another hunter suffered a fatal medical problem in Springwater later in the season. In Caledonia, … [Read more...]

DEC and Cornell Breed Predators to Eat Hemlock Pest

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Cornell University announced a new biocontrol laboratory on the Cornell campus focused on protecting the state’s 'ecologically vital' population of hemlock trees by growing colonies of predator insects. According to a press release from the DEC, the $1.2 million lab, headed by Cornell entomologist Mark Whitmore and partially funded by DEC with monies from … [Read more...]

Caledonia Sex Offender Completes Prison Time for Incest

CALEDONIA – The man who sexually abused a 16-year-old family member in 2011 and 2012 is now released from prison. In 2013, a jury convicted Frederick Symonds Jr. 49, of all charges: felony Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, felony Incest and misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct. He served three years and five days of a four-year prison sentence issued by Judge Robert Wiggins. According to the NYS Sex Offender Registry, he is now a level … [Read more...]

Dansville Pizza Shop Robber Still at Large

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department is still seeking any information on the person who robbed Pizza Corners on Main Street at gunpoint. Dansville Police Chief Charlie Perkins asks anyone with any information on the incident to call them at (585)335-3385 or the Livingston County Sheriff's Office at (585)243-7100. "If residents have any information, information they haven't shared or even information they think others have already … [Read more...]

Letchworth Fixes and Reopens Upper Falls Trail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Letchworth State Park's trail leading to the upper falls is back open after more than seven months behind barricades. One of the park's most frequent visitors and most prolific photographers, Ken Wallace, took several photos and a video clip showing the improvements. think that would be very interesting to a lot of your readers. They closed that trail down in early spring (March, if I remember correctly) and officially … [Read more...]

ICE Detains ‘At Least 8’ in Village of Caledonia

CALEDONIA – Immigration and Customs Enforcement are believed to have detained several people on North Street. Multiple independent sources confirm that multiple people with vests marked I.C.E. escorted several people from a property between Pioneer Road and Mill Street. Eyewitnesses report seeing plainclothes law enforcement involved as well as the Caledonia Police Department. Neighbors say that the resident mother and children were not … [Read more...]