TOWN OF OSSIAN/VILLAGE OF DANSVILLE: Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of an Ossian man on numerous charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On May 9, 2019 Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Valley Road in the Town of Ossian for a domestic incident in progress. While Deputies were responding they were alerted that the suspect, 64 year old David A. Andersen, had left the scene. Andersen was located by Deputy Connor Sanford and Deputy Jerry Pilkenton driving his vehicle on Dock Street in the Village of Dansville. Deputy Sanford, who is assigned to the Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Unit, suspected that Andersen was under the influence of alcohol and conducted a DWI investigation, which included the performance of standardized field sobriety tests. After the roadside investigation, Andersen was taken into custody for DWI.
At the same time, Deputy Bryan Mann and Deputy Gordon Truax were on scene investigating the domestic incident at the residence. It is alleged that Andersen threatened harm to a person at the residence and also damaged numerous items of property at the residence. It
was further found that there was a court issued order of protection in place against Andersen, where the other person at the residence was the protected party.
Andersen was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Andersen was offered a breathalyzer test, however he refused to submit to the test. Andersen was further charged with two (2) counts of felony Criminal
Contempt in the 1st Degree, felony Criminal Mischief as it is alleged that damage to the property exceeded $250, and Harassment in the 2nd Degree.
Andersen was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that Andersen be held on
$5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Andersen was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of North Dansville Justice Werth. The Judge did remand Andersen to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $5,000 cash
or $10,000 bond.
Sergeant Joseph Zambito and Deputy Jason Butterbrodt both of the Patrol Division also assisted with the investigation.