Lima Resident Arrested on Felony Weapon Charges

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On May 26th 2023, at about 8:00 pm, Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address in the Village of Geneseo to speak with an individual about a separate incident that occurred earlier in the day in the Village of Lima.  During the investigation it was discovered that, 39 year old Jose E. Rivero of Lima was involved in an argument with a family member. During the argument, Rivero allegedly brandished a handgun and threatened to kill the victim. Members of the Patrol Division with the assistance of the Criminal Investigations Division later obtained a search warrant in regards to the investigation. That search warrant was later executed at Rivero’s home, where he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun which he did not have a license to possess. Deputies then continued their investigation, and learned that the handgun was reported stolen out of Jacksonville Florida in 2014. Rivero was arrested and charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Firearm, felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree, and Harassment in the Second Degree. Rivero was tran