In the end of September and early October, the Livingston County Sheriff’s department received numerous calls from residents on East Lake Rd., Sliker Hill, Densmore, Pennemite and other local roads I the towns of Livonia, Conesus, and Springwater, that their vehicles had been entered and items stolen, among them money, cigarettes, keys, golf clubs, credit cards, tools, computers, and a drum set.
The Sheriff’s Department announced on October 25, that they had arrested Raymond G. Girard,34, of Rochester for the thefts. Working with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, it was learned that some of the credit cards had been used in the City of Rochester and the Monroe County Analysis department determined that the user was Girard. Through the investigation, it was learned that Girard was responsible thefts of some of the other car items mentioned above, as well.
Girard was arrested with eleven counts of felony grand larceny in the fourth degree, 8 counts of misdemeanor petit larceny, and nine counts of trespass. He was transported to the Livingston County Jail, where the District Attorney’s office was contacted, due to the felony level charges. It was recommended that Girard be released on his own recognizance, since the charges did not qualify him for bail under the New York State Bail Reform act.
Girard was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Conesus Town Court, Livonia Town Court, and Springwater Town Court in the future, and then Deputies set him free.
“Another great example of failed bail reform with multiple residents victimized by someone from outside our community with the law preventing the Judge of the ability to set bail,” stated Livingston County Sheriff Dougherty. “This is simple catch and release on a pinky promise for return. This law is garbage, and I can only hope and push for the laws of our state to get back to the days of prioritizing victims over the lawbreakers.”