GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Geneseo resident on felony charges for allegedly breaking into houses to steal beer kegs.
According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Michael Willey, 30, was arrested for two counts of felony Burglary in the Second Degree, felony Burglary in the Third Degree, and felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Third Degree.
Willey is believed to have entered multiple properties and yards in the Court Street area and stealing the property and stole over $3,000 worth of beer kegs.
Geneseo Police made the arrest Nov. 6. They said that the investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.
According to the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Willey is a level 2 sex offender, considered at moderate risk to re-offend. He spent over 7 years in state prison for felony Rape in the Third Degree for having sex with a 16-year-old girl while he was over age 21.
While in prison, he was also arrested and convicted of felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree and felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree.
Due to past felony convictions, Geneseo Village Justice Thomas Bushnell remanded him to the Livingston County Jail without bail.