Cigarettes Packed with Cocaine in Dansville Send Man to Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man is going to prison for giving cigarettes packed with cocaine to another person. Nicholas Finch, 38, pled guilty Tuesday morning to felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and agreed to serve 3 years in prison and 3 years on parole. "I apologize for my actions," said Finch at sentencing. "I have had a lifelong struggle with drugs and alcohol. I appreciate that the court is giving me … [Read more...]

Livonia Judge Sets $5K/$10K Bail for 6th DWI

LIVONIA — A local judge went with less than recommended bail for a woman who was arrested Sunday on her sixth DWI charge in 10 years. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Sharon Davis, 54, is facing felony Aggravated DWI, felony DWI and Failure to Yield Right of Way, a violation. On June 25 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to Vitale Park for the report of a vehicle that had almost struck multiple … [Read more...]

County: Springwater May Have ‘Misrepresented’ Efforts Against Hoarders

SPRINGWATER – Livingston County officials are skeptical of information reported to them by the Town of Springwater regarding the status of the investigation and citation of a public health nuisance property on Wrights Road. Town Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry reported to Livingston County Committees and the Department of Health that the Town has exhausted all investigative and violation citation measures against the owners of the … [Read more...]

Officials Say Assembly Gridlock Threatens Livingston County’s ‘Essential’ $8M in Sales Tax

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Government gridlock is upsetting the future of $8 million in sales tax that officials claim the County depends on. County Administrator Ian Coyle reported to the County Ways and Means Committee Monday afternoon that a bill allowing the County to collect one percent of sales tax, which the New York State government has historically re-passed every few years as it expires, is now in limbo. The State's legislature is now in … [Read more...]

Geneseo Enters Final Four for $10M Award

GENESEO – The Village has made it to the final four for New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative. County Administrator Ian Coyle reported to the Livingston County Ways and Means Committee Monday afternoon that the Village joins Penn Yan, Batavia and Canandaigua in the running for a $10 million prize to improve traffic flow, walkability and technology on Main Street. "It's kind of a game-changing award," said Coyle. "If you can … [Read more...]

Again! Driver Faces 6th DWI after Bailing Out of Jail for DWI

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a driver for DWI just one day after she went to jail for the same charge. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Sharon Davis, 54, is facing multiple charges, including a new count of felony DWI. Investigating Deputies allege that Davis had a BAC of 0.24 at Vitale Park on Sunday, June 25. This latest arrest is the sixth time that Davis has been charged with DWI … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Bear Fountain to Return this Week

GENESEO — Geneseo is getting a new fountain installed this week. According to a press release from Geneseo's Major Hatheway, Tuesday afternoon Moorland studios and the firm that will put the fountain in place will be here to prep the site. "The basin is scheduled to be delivered Wednesday morning, no time specified as yet," said Hatheway. "Plans are to have a crane remove the damaged basin, set the new basin, assemble the other pieces of … [Read more...]

Driver Leaves 390 in Cuffs for 36 License Suspensions

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester resident for allegedly driving with 36 suspensions on his license. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Ryan Lajuett, 32, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree. On June 20, Deputy Brandan Flickner, a member of the STOP DWI Unit assigned to Operation Safe Interstate, stopped a vehicle on 390 for an … [Read more...]

WATCH: Geneseo Police Officer Saves Fawn from Ditch

GENESEO – Body cam footage from a Geneseo Police Officer recorded the moment that he freed a fawn who was stuck in a ditch by Pizza Hut. Geneseo Police Officer Dan Piedmonte said a passerby reported that a fawn had been stuck in the water by a culvert on Rte. 20A (South Street) for 45 minutes to an hour. "I tried to spook it so it would jump up on the bank but it just couldn't make it so I got down and pulled it up," said Piedmonte. The … [Read more...]

Sticky-Fingered Wanted Woman Pinches Makeup from Walmart

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a woman for stealing cosmetics last week but found that she was already wanted for theft in Dansville. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Janet Manning, 58, of Dansville, was arrested for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. Officers allege that Manning stole $93.84 worth of merchandise, which included cosmetics. Manning is scheduled to appear in Geneseo Village … [Read more...]