SUN EXCLUSIVE: One Year Later, Allen Faces Images of Stabbed Ex in Court

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Almost exactly on the first anniversary of that fateful night, Danielle Allen appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing to determine what evidence will be admissible at trial. Allen, now 22, appeared in court with her parents and nine others supporting her. She faces one criminal charge: felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree. Wednesday's hearing to determine the admission or suppression of trial evidence was the first … [Read more...]

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...]

Livingston County Gas Thief Now Owes Employer $14K

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man now owes his former employer a huge sum for stealing gas and using receipts to defraud the company. Carlos Arriaga, 40, pled guilty Thursday to Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor. He will serve 60 days in the Livingston County Jail and pay over $14,000 back to the business. "This way the restitution will go back to the business," said Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe, who … [Read more...]

Cops Bust Driver for Pills and Wanted Man for Coke and Weed on 390

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Holley resident and a Hamlin resident for allegedly possessing drugs on 390. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Richard Spence III, 46, of Holley, was arrested for Shane O'Mara, 31, of Hamlin, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor False Personation, Unlawful Possession of … [Read more...]

Wanted Man Walks in for Geneseo Criminal Hearing, Leaves in Cuffs

GENESEO – A man who is wanted in Ontario County walked in for a court hearing on Nov. 3 and left in police custody. Matthew Cirasuolo, 35, is now in Ontario County custody for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. "Mr. Cirasuolo appeared in Geneseo Village Court for a hearing on a Resisting Arrest charge we filed," said Osganian. "Upon checking his name, the court found that he had an active arrest warrant out of Ontario County." The Geneseo Police … [Read more...]

Caledonia Murderer Guilty as Charged

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted the man charged with murdering and burning a 64-year old woman. The jury found Aykut Ozkaynak, 34, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both of which are felonies. Defense attorney Steve Sessler requested an adjournment for the preparation of a pre-sentence investigation. "You are judging the prosecution's case," said Sessler in summations, before the jury began … [Read more...]

Astacio Held at Livingston County Jail Until Hearing

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Rochester Judge at the center of explosive Rochester media coverage is moving in for another stay at the Livingston County Jail. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty confirmed that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astasio will be held at our county’s jail until further court proceedings out of county.  It is a common practice when public officials go into custody to hold them in a neighboring county’s jail for … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Man for Stealing $97 in Clothes from Walmart

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Mount Morris resident for allegedly stealing clothes from Walmart. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Anthony Wilson, 53, was charged with misdemeanor Petit Larceny. Items allegedly stolen included men's socks, a pair of skinny jeans, denim pants, Wrangler jeans, Rustler jeans and two long sleeved shirts. The total value of the merchandise is estimated … [Read more...]

Gun and Menacing Felonies for Livonia Man After Car Crash

LIVONIA — A car crash and domestic incident investigation over the summer ended Wednesday with the arrest of a Livonia resident on felony charges. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Cieri, 57, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, felony Menacing in the Second Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation. The incident itself was back on July … [Read more...]

$5K Check Fraud Jails Conesus Man

LIVONIA — An allegedly illegal check deposit resulted in a felony charge for a Conesus man. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Wood, 50, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The investigation alleges that Wood deposited a check into his account at a bank in Livonia withdrew nearly $5,000. The bank later alleged that the check was fraudulent. The investigation by the … [Read more...]