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Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Lakeville NY resident on felony Criminal Contempt charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.
On September 8, 2020 at approximately 1:50 am, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address on Russell Drive for a domestic incident.
The investigation alleges that 38 year old David M. Santillo came to the residence and got into a physical altercation with a female resident, which included pulling the female’s hair and making verbal threats. It is further alleged that Santillo has a current court issued order of protection in place against him requiring him to stay away from the four (4) children who reside at the residence; those four (4) children were home at the time of the incident and two (2) of them witnessed the incident.
Santillo had left the residence prior to Sheriff’s Deputies arriving on scene. It is also alleged that Santillo took the female resident’s vehicle without her permission. Sheriff’s Deputies obtained arrest warrants for Santillo on charges of four (4) counts of felony Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree, two (2) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Harassment in the 2nd Degree, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
On September 13, 2020 Santillo was located by State Police during a traffic stop in the Town of Pike. Livingston County Deputies took custody of Santillo and he was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention as the offenses did qualify for pre-arraignment detention under the NYS Justice Reform Act. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that Santillo be held on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.
Santillo was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Conesus Justice Coyne. The Judge did remand Santillo to the custody of the Sheriff on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.
The incident was handled by members of the Patrol Division under the leadership of Acting Captain Ryan Swanson and the Criminal Investigations Division under the leadership of Captain Brian Applin.