Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Rochester man on felony larceny charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On December 5, 2019 Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged 43 year old Donald R. Samuels with felony Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree and felony Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.
It is alleged that between November 12, 2019 and December 5, 2019, Samuels stole credit cards and collectible coins valued at over $3,000 from a person residing on Avrill Road. Sheriff’s Investigators were able to recover most of the stolen coins from a pawn shop in Greece NY where Samuels had taken them to exchange for cash.
Samuels 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 Samuels be held on
$2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.
Samuels was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of North Dansville Justice David Werth. The Judge remanded Samuels to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail of $2,500 cash or
The investigation was handled by Investigator Josh Monster, Investigator Brad Schneider, Sergeant Ryan Swanson, and Deputy Michael Telesca all of the Police Services Bureau.
“Starting January 1st 2020, many different level crimes are not allowable for the suspect to be held on bail,” stated Sheriff Dougherty. “The above case is a good example where a judge will not be able to hold the defendant(s) on bail and instead will be required to release them per
the new law. Catch and release will be the new normal in New York State.”